Purchasing Assistant

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Posted by: Carter Machinery’s on Dec 05, 2018


Salem, VA

Job Description:

Carter Machinery Company, the authorized Caterpillar dealer for Virginia and southern West Virginia is seeking a Purchasing Assistant in our Salem, Virginia headquarter office. This position will work closely with our Procurement team to best source and acquire goods and services needed throughout our facilities. Position will support operational procurement activities to include sourcing and managing vendors, purchase requisition management and assisting with corporate travel arrangements. Works closely with Accounting Department on invoice reconciliation. Seeking career minded candidates with strong work ethic and administrative skills. College degree preferred. Procurement experience a strong plus.

Required Skills
Self-starter able to work with limited supervision. Excellent communication and phone skills with the ability to develop strong relationships with coworkers and suppliers. Must be highly organized, detail oriented, and enjoy working with numbers Strong computer skills with high degree of knowledge with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook) Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to work overtime as required by workload.
Physical Requirements
Must meet physical requirements for the job, including the ability sit or stand for prolonged periods of time. Able to lift, carry and maneuver items up to 20 pounds in weight.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Additional duties may be assigned.

Carter Machinery Co. Inc. is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

Job Location
Salem, Virginia, United States

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About Carter Machinery Company, Inc.

Carter Machinery has served Virginia and southern West Virginia for more than 60 years with support that’s second to none. As the needs of our customers have changed over the years, we’ve added the resources needed to serve them. What was once an operation with three stores has grown into a network of 18 locations and 1,200 employees. This continued investment in people, infrastructure, technology and tooling has enabled Carter to become one of Caterpillar’s leading dealers.

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