Entry-Level Purchasing Assistant

$30 - $40 hourly

Job Category:Accounting & Finance, Supply Chain

Position Type:Contract / Temporary to Hire

Work Model:In Office

Location:Bolingbrook, IL  [In Office]

Job ID:125531

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Job Description

Our client, an innovative leader in the packaging industry located in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, is looking for an Entry-Level Purchasing Assistant to join their team on a temp-to-perm basis to help continue their pattern of growth.

Entry-Level Purchasing Assistant Responsibilities:

  • With direction from the Category Manager, manage product line hierarchy by maintaining competitive product database including product profiles and comparisons
  • Maintain product specifications for all company branded and manufacturer branded product lines
  • Review contracts, pricing quotations and bid process as required
  • Source new items at direction of Category Manager and advise on availability, costing and service program details
  • Interface and coordinate with all suppliers in communications, handling issues and planning
  • Coordinate corporate purchasing programs and buying parameters for all participating suppliers
  • Oversee supplier management scorecard, highlighting issues for Category Manager
  • Work closely with Procurement as part of overall supplier management program
  • Provide marketing and sales support by managing literature needs with suppliers
  • Maintain on-line catalog database to support electronic sales materials
  • At the direction of the Category Manager, assist with product launches and product penetration programs
  • Manage product sample program
  • Oversee rebate process by managing database set up, updates, accuracy and tracking
  • Maintain records of all supplier contracts and program agreements

Entry-Level Purchasing Assistant Requirements:
  • Work is performed at the Glenview office
  • Excel (V lookup, organizing a spreadsheet, basic formulas, etc.)
  • Confident in speaking on the phone (not to source or negotiate, but to gather/verify data)
  • Solid written skills to be able to compose simple email requests that would be sent to suppliers

If you are interested in this Entry-Level Purchasing Assistant opportunity and qualify per above requirements, please apply today.

Thank you,

Jenna Bartley
Project Manager, Supply Chain
LaSalle Network


LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.