Purchasing Assistant SIOUX HONEY ASSOCIATION Sioux City

Title Purchasing Assistant
Date 17 September 2020
City Sioux City

Short Description :

For packaging supplies Prepare invoices for payment by collecting receiving documentation and running reports Conducts inventory audits to make sure necessary components are stocked Able to work with ,…

Full Description :

Assists Purchasing Manager by acquiring quotes; forwarding purchase orders to suppliers; monitoring and expediting orders. Verifies receipt of items, and resolves shipments in error with suppliers. Responsible for making sure all receiving documentation is received, and invoices are paid on time. Conducts inventory audits to make sure necessary components are stocked.

Essential Functions:

This list is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary from time to time.

· Assist with requisitions and purchasing of all packaging items.

· Track and monitor purchases, from initial order to delivery.

· Coordinate and manage packaging supplies with all three plants.

· Prepare invoices for payment by collecting receiving documentation and running reports.

· Coordinate any product returns or shipment errors with vendors.

· Resolve all delivery, pricing and quality discrepancies and deviations of purchased items.

· Perform weekly inventory audits to ensure necessary supplies are on hand for the published production schedule.

· Manage GDSN needs and maintain publications in the 1 World Sync system.

· Complete physical inventory audits at the plant for packaging supplies.

· Request artwork, spec sheets, and documentation from vendors as requested.

· Any other duties as assigned by Purchasing Manager, Director of Supply Planning, President/CEO and/or Executive Vice President.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office suite, and accounting software.
  • Above average oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Flexible and able to handle change.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED required (Associate degree or higher preferred).
  • 2+ years of experience in purchasing, or procurement preferred.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Capable of demonstrating history of self-direction, motivation and strategic thinking.
  • Must have strong organizational skills.
  • Able to work with cross functional departments within the organization.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills with experience using Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.

Physical Requirements:

  • Required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel.
  • Required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Close vision abilities required.
  • Ability to travel as needed.

Description of the Work Environment:

This position is part of the Corporate Transportation/Purchasing Office and most of the work will take place within this portion of the facility. There will be time spent at the plant performing inventory audits. This position will come in contact with many other employees within the facility and it is the expectation of the organization that we always maintain an attitude of dignity and respect when interacting with each other.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Driver's (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Work Remotely:

  • No

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