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Purchasing Assistant Job in Akron, Ohio US

Purchasing Assistant

OhioMeansJobs Summit County - Akron, OH

Posted: 5/19/2021 - Expires: 7/30/2021

Job ID: 227467285


Job Description

On Behalf of a manufacturing company in Tallmadge, OhioMeansJobs|Summit County is seeking a Purchasing Assistant

The Purchasing Assistant establishes and maintains organizational functions for the Purchasing Department, while providing clerical support to Production Control and Purchasing Manager.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process purchase orders in the system from direction given by Purchasing Manager.
  • Monitor purchase orders (both single and blanket) over time to ensure vendor compliance with delivery commitments.
  • Research and quote products to ensure best value.
  • Maintain paperwork flow with Transgroup for importing of product.
  • Support and assist Production Control and Purchasing Manager.
  • Auditing of daily job tickets.
  • Match packing lists and invoices.
  • Sort and distribute mail.
  • Answer multi-line phone system.
  • Properly direct visitors to the correct place.
  • Support departmental goals.
  • Maintain the office equipment (stock copier with paper, clear jams, add postage to stamp machine).
  • Thrive in a continuous improvement environment.




  • 2-3 years Clerical experience.
  • Be able to file numerically and alphabetically.
  • High school diploma or equivalent. Some college or business school coursework preferred.
  • Multi-line phone system experience preferred.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Comfortable speaking with and reaching out to vendors.
  • Must be able to handle multiple priorities and frequent interruptions.
  • Good with time management, organization and attention to detail.


Working conditions

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and extreme heat (non-weather).The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Physical requirements

  • The ability to push or pull up to 50 lbs.
  • The ability to see details at close and far range.
  • The ability to frequently keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Frequently requires repetitive bending, kneeling, pushing, stooping, twisting, reaching, lifting, sitting, and walking.
  • The ability to consistently perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Regular Employment
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Attained Certificate of equivalency for a HS degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Work Shift:
Job Reference Code
$12.00 - $0.00 /hour
Licenses / Certifications:
Display Recommended WorkKeys®Recommended WorkKeys®:
Applied Math: 4
Graphic Literacy: 4

Workplace Documentation: 4