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Purchasing Assistant

Company: Meruelo Group
Location: Riverside
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Over the years, customers throughout the Southwest US have come to rely on Herman Weissker for their utility construction services. When Herman Weissker started this company, he had a simple philosophy - do it right the first time, every time. Today, Herman Weissker, Inc. still follows still follows this philosophy.

The ideal candidate will increase department proficiency and field satisfaction by purchasing required materials in a timely manner.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

* Purchase materials in a timely manner and at the lowest cost
* Order special products in a timely manner
* Issue purchase orders and revisions
* Verify accuracy of computerized purchasing records
* Maintain proficiency in computerized purchasing/business systems; Review purchase orders for compliance with corporate policy
* Identify and optimize common inventories among facilities
* Training duties as needed
* Coordinate jobsite deliveries and pickups upon request from Foremen
* Keeping track of material returns and credits
* Other duties/responsibilities as assigned

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

* A high school diploma or GED equivalent required.
* Minimum 5 years purchasing experience.
* Must be literate and functional with Microsoft Office, Word and Excel
* Judgment and decision-making ability
* Demonstrated integrity and ethical standards
* Manages time effectively and adapts quickly to changing priorities
* Accuracy and attention to detail
* Team player who works productively with wide range of people
* Comfortable in fast-paced environment
* Problem-solving and analytical ability
* Capable of following written instructions and documented procedures

SKILLS, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

* Ability to stay focused and work without close supervision.
* Works well in a team environment as well as independently.
* Able to adjust priorities on short notice, manage interruptions and work well under pressure.
* Ability to timely meet deadlines
* Effective listening, communication (verbal and written), and negotiating skills
* Effective communication, organizational and problem-solving skills.
* Complies with and maintains company confidentiality practices and policies.
* Interacts professionally with all company employees and outside persons, such as customers and vendors
* Working conditions consist of a temperature-controlled office; noise level in work environment is usually moderate

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by employees assigned to this position. This description assists in ADA compliance, and is not intended for any other purpose such as compensation. All employees must comply with company policies and applicable laws. Management retains the right to assign additional duties periodically and the discretion to add or change the duties of this position at any time.

Keywords: Meruelo Group, Riverside , Purchasing Assistant, Other , Riverside, California

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