Purchasing AssistantPosition Description:
To support the Purchasing Manager in placing orders for materials, supplies and/or equipment for the campus, ensuring efficient and cost-effective processes are followed.
- Assist Purchasing Manager with placing and tracking orders
- Work closely with departments to ensure proper products are ordered
- Conduct competitor analysis to help identify best pricing
- Build and maintain good working relationship with internal staff and vendors
- Help implement and follow purchasing procedures to promote best business practices when purchasing goods and services, or setting up a new vendor
- Process invoices to be submitted to Accounts Payable
- Checking statements to see if all invoices have been submitted for payment
- Making all necessary travel arrangements for faculty and staff
- Open and distribute office mail
- Other various tasks as required
- Must possess superior organizational and administrative skills to keep and maintain accurate records.
- Must be able to multi-task with accuracy and proficiency.
- Strong proficiency in computer skills, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, internet & email.
- Excellent interpersonal and social skills, lending itself to work independently and in a team environment.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Proven ability to work efficiently in a busy, service-oriented office atmosphere with frequent interruptions, varied work assignments, and fluctuating priorities while meeting deadlines.
- Maintain a positive and professional demeanor.
- Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.