Purchasing Assistant

Devoted Placement LLC - Greenville, SC

Do you have the thorough knowledge of purchasing, including the ability to research, analyze, negotiate and close various types of purchase efforts within the guidelines of good business and ethical practice? Are you proactive with the ability to work with little supervision? Our company, a provider of the world’s best performing zero-emission, is seeking a Purchasing Assistant to join the team. Providing service in communities across North America we deliver safer, reliable and cleaner transit.  

Key Job Function:

  • Verify purchase requisitions by comparing items requested to master list; Clarify and make recommendations

  • Verify stock and schedule delivery.

  • Prepare purchase orders by verifying specifications and price; making recommendations on substitute items

  • Minimize raw material inventories while reducing purchasing costs and maximizing customer service.

  • Forward orders to suppliers and monitor by expediting orders when necessary

  • Verify receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered; resolves shipments in error with suppliers.

  • Authorize payment for purchases

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, tasks, objectives, and plans; communicate to users/customers accordingly

  • Sort and file documents for easy accessibility

  • Provide purchasing planning and control information using the data collection and analysis of trends



  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or engineering (or equivalent experience). MBA or advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum five years’ experience in manufacturing industry experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access,
  • Proficient using Oracle and strong knowledge of ERP systems


Devoted Placement provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Devoted Placement complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Posted On: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Compensation: $21-23Hr

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