Purchasing assistants play a vital role within companies. If you are detail oriented and interested in working in a field where you can shop for a living to help companies better manage their supply chain, production and inventory, a job as a purchasing assistant may be a great option for you.

There are hot jobs available right now for people with experience in purchasing, and SmartTalent can help you land an interview for a great position with a top company… if you have the necessary qualifications to succeed. Working as a purchasing assistant could be a great career move for you if:

  • You have some experience with purchasing. If your background includes at least 6 months of purchasing tasks, such as generating orders for parts and placing those orders, you may be an in-demand candidate companies are looking for.
  • You are detail oriented. A purchasing assistant needs to run reports, keep track of estimated arrival time of orders and input ETAs into the system that tracks purchases. You cannot let any balls drop when a company is counting on you to buy parts and materials, so you need to have a good eye for detail.
  • You can multitask effectively. As a purchasing assistant, you’ll need to determine what needs to be ordered and place many different orders as needed, as well as process parts as they come in. You may have to jump around from task to task, pausing in inputting a purchasing order to create item numbers for newly delivered parts. You need to be able to shift your focus without letting any important jobs go undone because of interruptions.
  • You have good communication skills. You’ll need to answer emails, run reports and coordinate with other departments about purchases. Good communication skills are key to accomplishing these tasks.

If you think you have the talent to be a great purchasing manager, SmartTalent can help you get your foot in the door with top companies looking for someone to handle their purchasing needs. To find out more about top jobs for purchasing managers in Lynnwood and surrounding areas, give us a call.