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Job ID: 44901

Purchasing Assistant / Buyer
Our client is seeking a Purchasing Assistant / Buyer to join their team in Troutdale, OR.

Responsibilities of the Purchasing Assistant / Buyer
Purchases all operating, maintenance and repair supplies.
Coordinates the purchase of products and materials.
Coordinates accurate documentation between shipping/receiving and AP departs.
Responds to the urgent needs of all internal customers.
Enter into and receive purchase orders from the ERP system.
Place standard orders with suppliers.
Review and complete purchase requisitions.
Assist Purchasing Manager and internal customers with quoting processes.
Maintain/update purchasing files.
Communicate order status/information to internal customers.
Maintain and update vendor accounts.
Provide internal customers with supplier resources, prices and technical support.
Assistant Purchasing Manager with vendor Review/Evaluation procedure
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications of the Purchasing Assistant / Buyer
High School Diploma and Associate degree or 2 years of finance related experience or;
Bachelor’s Degree in business related field (preferred).
Purchasing experience preferred.
Contract coordinator or account management experience preferred.
A mastery of collaborative interpersonal communication skills.  
A buy-in mentality towards policies, procedures and consistent change. 
A commitment to respectful and positive dialog with interdepartmental customers.
A willingness to listen to critical feedback during difficult circumstances. 
An ability to rise above petty disagreements and seek solution.
Good judgment and initiative in resolving complex nonstandard problems and developing recommendations.
Fluent in written and verbal English
Basic math accounting ability.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, inventory tracking, manufacturing software, advance excel, ERP experience preferred.
Deliver timely PO’s to suppliers.
Track PO delivery time to suppliers.
Accurately close PO’s.
Exhibit ethical purchase consciousness
Comply with company policies and procedures in all purchasing actions.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws. 


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