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Assistant Buyer

Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | Fully Remote

Posted: 03/15/2023 Job Type: Contract Industry: Other (HR, Admin, Mkt, Sales) Job Number: 21554 Pay Rate: $ 25.00 - $ 25.00

Job Description

Our client is a nationally recognized not-for-profit health system, offering a full continuum of health services through their health plan, medical group, and hospital group. 
Our client is looking for an Assistant Buyer.
100% Remote

Essential Functions
 Receives purchase requisitions from internal customers and reviews for proper vendor, authorization, accuracy, and completeness. Receive purchase orders assigned by the buyer.
 Send purchase orders to the vendor via EDI, fax, email, or phone. Work with key individuals to expedite orders or other problem-solving regarding the purchasing process.
 Identify purchase order exceptions such as pricing, availability, back orders, and other item details receive through various methods and communicate them to the appropriate party.
 Resolves discrepancies between purchase orders, receipts and invoices, and other related activities.
 Maintain purchase order documentation in the ERP system as well as any required paper documentation per system or department policy. May be responsible to add/changing/deleting information in the system while ensuring the integrity of the data.
 Communicate, collaborate, and acts as a liaison between other departments and vendors in order to ensure continuity and coordination of services.
 Engage in continuous study of the entire professional field, including best practices, to maintain the professional competence, knowledge, and skills necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities. Complete required continuous training and education, including department-specific requirements.

Job Requirements

Required High School Diploma or equivalent
 2 years of relevant experience of office experience, preferably in a related purchasing field or similar purchasing atmosphere Preferred
 6 months of relevant experience Lawson Item Master or similar system Preferred
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