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Stellar Industries Inc Purchasing Assistant in Garner, Iowa

The Purchasing Assistant position’s responsibilities will include monitoring stock levels and identifying purchasing needs, researching potential suppliers, tracking orders, and ensuring timely delivery. This role will also update internal databases with order details (dates, supplier information, quantities, pricing, etc.). This role will prepare cost analyses as needed and help to resolve invoice issues as needed. This role will follow up with suppliers, as needed, to confirm or change orders. This role will work with Shipping & Receiving staff to ensure that all products arrive in good condition.

  • Maintain strong working relationships with our suppliers.

  • Compare product deliveries with issued purchase orders and contact suppliers when there are discrepancies.

  • Review purchasing agreements with suppliers and maintain open lines of communication with those suppliers.

  • Develop an active process for measuring supply inventory and determining purchasing needs based on monthly, quarterly, and annual numbers.

  • The Purchasing Assistant will be responsible for learning company purchasing policies and procedures, and for maintaining supply inventory levels required for effective company operations.

  • Complete special projects, assignments and other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • 3+ years previous experience in a Purchasing Department

  • Good understanding of supply chain procedures

  • Hands-on experience with purchasing software

  • Knowledge of MS Excel and Word

  • Solid organizational skills

  • High School diploma/GED required

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

Qualifications:

  • Commitment: Develop the ability to recommend and establish departmental goals and objectives. Willingness to assume responsibilities in the normal course of their daily work and provides assistance to help others develop their own level of commitment. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Entrepreneurship: Performs work with a constant awareness of improving processes necessary for positive growth. Uses extensive knowledge and skill to take calculated risks and does so confidently and successfully.

  • Innovation: Develops innovative ideas and incorporates them effectively into work processes. Works with others to incorporate these positive ideas into daily practice. Assist others in implementing their ideas and makes recommendations for further improvements.

  • Judgment: Is looked upon by others as someone with sound judgment and is a resource for them. Makes excellent decisions that results in improved production and workflow.

  • Perseverance: Has the ability to complete tasks ahead of schedule while assisting others on techniques to improve their performance. Always willing to go the extra mile to complete projects on schedule. Does not give up on tasks until completed in a quality manner.

  • Professionalism: Must be able to act in a businesslike and professional manner. Takes extra effort to improve knowledge and skills to be the best in the profession. Adheres to the highest level of professionalism by demonstrating honesty, integrity and maturity.

  • Rigor/Self-Discipline: Communicates clearly and effectively to others the steps in a process and the importance of following that process. Clearly understand the rationale for why processes must follow certain steps. Can identify multiple projects and prioritize them in order to meet required deadlines. Can take existing project information and align others effectively within the department to achieve desired results.

  • Teamwork: Works well in a team problem solving process. Contributes knowledge and information to assist the team. Works to keep the team focused and on track and resolves any interpersonal issues arising that may jeopardize team success.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

We offer an excellent benefit package including health, life and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement, ESOP, profit sharing, paid vacation and holidays.

Job ID: 2021-1174

External Company Name: Stellar Industries, Inc

Street: 190 State St

Shift: 1st Shift

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