• Purchasing Assistant, Sr.

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    # of Openings
    Hours From
    8:30 AM
    Days Worked
    Hours To
    5:00 PM
  • Overview


    Looking for a new exciting career opportunity?  Then imagine being part of a company like Ricoh Electronics, Inc (REI) with a rich history of environmental conservation, community involvement, and steady company growth.  Imagine working for a leading manufacturer as REI with advanced office automation equipment including digital copiers, thermal media label stocks, and toner products.  Imagine growing with the global Ricoh network of 105,000 employees in approximately 200 countries, with $18 billion in annual sales.  REI is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., with an enviable corporate social responsibility performance record, business practices that produces cost effective quality products for its customers on a timely basis.   


    We are looking for a top talented “Purchasing Assistant, Sr.” like yourself to join REI’s purchasing team in our Lawrenceville, GA campus!  This is an amazing opportunity with growth potential for someone with experience in purchasing and buying and a strong administrative background.  In this vital role you will be assisting the buyers, support purchasing materials and services that meet Safety, Environmental, Quality, Cost and Delivery (SEQCD) standards, and perform other task assigned

    Responsibilities include

    • Creates purchase orders from requisitions received and submits to vendor.
    • Tracks, and notifies buyers of, outstanding purchase orders and follows up on missing confirmations.
    • Contacts vendor and works with internal functional areas to resolve more complex issues regarding purchase orders.
    • Expedites orders to ensure materials arrive on schedule.
    • Reviews shortage report and contacts vendors to ship required materials or change shipment date.
    • Responds to difficult inquiries regarding quantity discrepancies or delivery delays, obtains information, notifies appropriate party of action that needs to be taken, and resolves issues.
    • Assists buyers in sourcing potential vendors by contacting vendors to obtain contract terms, price, availability, and delivery dates.
    • Prepares standard requests for quotation and submits to vendor.
    • Compares prices, specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential vendors.
    • Selects vendor for specialized items.
    • Prepares recommendations to resolve pricing revisions, order cancellations, discontinued items, acceptable substitutes, and delivery date revisions.
    • Receives invoices with discrepancies from Cost Accounting.
    • Investigates and resolves discrepancies such as payment status and over/short shipments.  
    • Prepares and reviews difficult reports on purchase order and delivery status, identifies and investigates discrepancies, determines root cause, and contacts appropriate party to correct errors.
    • May assist buyers on preparing information on purchasing plans.
    • Occasionally prepares, maintains, and updates purchasing files, records, databases and compliance documentation.

    Qualified candidates will possess

    • High School /Diploma or GED required.
    • Requires a minimum of 4 - 6 years of previous purchasing or related experience.
    • Excellent knowledge of purchasing procedures , controls and inventory management.
    • Prior expediting or order experience required.
    • Highly motivated individual with good persuasive skills, problem solving skills, analytical ability,attention to details, organized and ability to multi-task.
    • Strong communication skills (reading, verbal & written) to correspondence with vendors, customers,and managers.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, customer service, and to establish positive/professional working relationships with your internal and external customers.
    • Self-starter, proactive, ability to use critical thinker, logical decision making, handle directions responsibly, efficient, team-player and commitment/ dependable.
    • Strong technical knowledge, specifically with Excel, Word, and Power Point and fast typing abilities.
    • Very good arithmetic skills.



    AA/M/F/VETERANS/Individuals with Disabilities, EOE, Drug-Free Workplace


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