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Purchasing Assistant/Part-Time

Lenoir City, TN

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Manufacturing company in Lenoir City has an immediate need for a part-time Purchasing Assistant. 

Must be proficient in Excel and QuickBooks!

This is a contract position with potential of a permanent position. The position is about 20-30 hours a week. 

  • Determine what raw materials are on hand, compare to the customer orders and production schedule and use excel to plan the raw material purchases
  • Use QuickBooks to purchase all raw materials needed for orders and ensure pricing, etc. is as expected.
  • Add raw material dates to production schedule based on promised dates from supplier.
  • Accept the customer PO and fill out the acceptance form( email orders to employees as an alert).
  • Covert the customer order into Sales Orders and Packing slips in QuickBooks and place them in the shipping and receiving office.
  • Ensure the customer order goes out as planned and the customer received an Advanced Shipping notice when the order is shipped.
  • Collect and distribute general mail each day.
  • Add new customers, suppliers, and products into database .


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Productive in a team and individual environments( will attend daily production meetings and weekly improvement meetings).
  • Proficient with Excel , Word, and ability to learn and master new software 
  • Energized by strategic problem solving and adhering to standard protocols and procedures. 


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