Purchasing Assistant

We are looking for a Purchasing Assistant to order supplies and equipment based on companies needs.The successful Purchasing Assistant should ensure researching new vendors, tracking deliveries and updating order records and should be familiar with supply chain procedures and know how to create and translate cost analyses.DutiesMonitor stock levels and identify purchasing needsResearch potential vendorsTrack orders and ensure timely deliveryUpdate internal databases with order detailsConduct market research to identify pricing trendsEvaluate offers from vendors and negotiate better pricesPrepare cost analysesMaintain updated records of invoices and contractsFollow up with suppliers, as needed, to confirm or change ordersLiaise with warehouse staff to ensure all products arrive in good conditionSkills and RequirementsWork experience as a Purchasing Assistant, Purchasing Officer or similar role. Without experience are welcome to apply.Good understanding of supply chain proceduresHands-on experience with purchasing softwareAdvanced knowledge of MS ExcelKnowledge of market researchSolid organizational skillsGrade 12. Diploma in Business Administration,Logistics or related fieldRequirements: Entry LevelType of Job: Full Time
Johannesburg, GT, ZA