Purchasing Assistant in Zeeland, MI at ITW

Date Posted: 3/23/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Objective:  

The Purchasing Assistant will help maintain supply inventory levels and negotiate deals with potential vendors while learning company purchasing policies and procedures and maintaining supply inventory levels required for effective company operation. The successful Purchasing Assistant will also be charged with conducting regular price comparisons to ensure that the company is always getting the best price for each product that is purchased.


Essential Functions:

  1. Prepare purchase orders as required to assure timely deliveries.
  2. Maintain service contracts for items such as fire extinguishers, scales, office equipment, and cleaning services.
  3. Follow up on orders as required to assure timely deliveries.
  4. Process packing slips and invoices according to established procedures.
  5. Maintain adequate inventory of office supplies.
  6. Monitor employee purchase program.
  7. Maintain on-time delivery records.
  8. Monitor office equipment performance and service.
  9. Monitor office coffee program and vending machines.
  10. Monitor and review procurement card program.
  11. Assist in the research of new products and services.
  12. Perform required clerical duties of the Purchasing Department.
  13. Adhere to Company policies, safety standards, and housekeeping practices.
  14. Complete other duties and/or projects as assigned or directed.

Job Requirements


  • Experience with computers and purchasing tracking system
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel programs
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Organization skills
  • Customer Service focus
  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience


ITW offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including competitively priced medical and dental coverage the first of the month following hire, free life insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and immediate 401k matching. Additional retirement savings contribution (above and beyond 401k) at no cost after one year.

ITW is an equal opportunity, equal employment, affirmative action employer.  We strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone is welcome to contribute their unique talents and ideas.  We encourage applications from females, males, disabled/protected or other veterans, persons with disabilities, all races and ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system process due to your disability, please email hrjobs@drawform.com to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.


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