Entry-Level Purchasing Assistant

$20 - $25 hourly
Job Category: Accounting & Finance
Position Type: Contract / Temporary to Hire
Work Model: In Office
Location: Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Job ID: 125531
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Our client, an innovative global leader in the dental manufacturing industry, is located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and 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, manufacturer branded product lines and on-line catalog database to support electronic sales materials
  • Maintain records of all supplier contracts and program agreements. 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, planning and 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
  • At the direction of the Category Manager, assist with product launches and product penetration programs
  • Oversee rebate process by managing database set up, updates, accuracy and tracking

Entry-Level Purchasing Assistant Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, engineering, or general business is preferred.
  • 1+ years of experience in purchasing or an internship within supply chain
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

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. LaSalle Network offers temporary Field Employees benefit plans including medical, dental and vision coverage. Family Medical Leave, Worker's compensation, Paid Leave and Sick Leave are also provided. View a full list of our benefits here: View a full list of our benefits here.