Randstad Buyer Assistant in Muscatine, Iowa

Buyer Assistant

job details:

  • location:Muscatine, IA

  • salary:$17 - $19.40 per hour

  • date posted:Wednesday, March 13, 2019

  • experience:Experienced

  • job type:Temporary

  • industry:Administrative and Support Services

  • reference:S_740413

  • questions:Cassandra.Case@randstadusa.com314-682-3950

job description

Buyer Assistant

Our client Bayer Crop Science is seeking an experienced Buyer Assistant for their Muscatine, IA manufacturing facility

Interested candidates should email resume to Cassandra at cassandra.case@randstadusa.com

This is a long-term, 12+ month temporary/contract assignment working full-time 40 hours per week, first shift Monday-Friday. Pay rate will be based on experience, $17 - $19.40 per hour.


The Buyer Assistant will assist in the procurement of all services, agreements, leases, project, stock and non-stock MRO items to ensure the plant's ability to operate. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Convert requisitions to purchase orders

  • Manage acknowledgements, expedites, backorders and other procurement issues

  • Correct purchase order issues to allow supplier payments

  • Resolve invoice issues

  • Manage new vendor setup

  • Review backorder parts with suppliers

  • Provide basic procurement training to end users


  • High school diploma or GED; Associate or Bachelor degree highly desired

  • At least 1 year of procurement or buying experience

  • Organizational skills, detail orientation and excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-directed with helpful personality

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, ideally O365 environment

  • SAP Ariba experience or other ERP end to end system experience

  • Agriculture knowledge and warehouse/plant experience preferred

Dress Code:

  • Steeled Toe Shoes Required

  • Dress Code Casual - Jeans

  • Long sleeve shirts with arms covered (100% cotton)

Bayer Crop Science is an agriculture company focused on making a balanced meal accessible to everyone. They work to help farmers produce food in a more sustainable way. They think about how our food is grown so farmers have the tools they need to have better harvests.

Benefits provided by Randstad include weekly pay; medical, dental, vision insurance; 401k; and holiday pay.

Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Randstad. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.