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job title:

Buying Assistant

date posted:

Friday, July 29, 2022


Assisting buying personnel in the efficient procurement of goods. Maintaining relationships with vendors, tracking purchase orders to ensure timely delivery, and effectively communicating across all departments to ensure we provide an excellent customer experience.

Reports To:

Inventory Control Manager


Your Contribution to the Team Includes


  • Track purchase orders to ensure product is in route to warehouse as expected
  • Maintain accurate product data in the system
  • Follow up with vendors to confirm or change purchase orders
  • Liaise with warehouse team on delivery of purchase orders, resolving discrepancies
  • Effectively communicate vendor or inventory issues for quick resolution
  • Update internal databases with vendor and order details
  • Maintain cordial relationship with vendors


What You’ll Need to be Successful


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or relevant work experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel
  • Strong Written and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Ability to execute in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail and Results Oriented
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


Booksource Internal Requirements


  • Employee must be in good standing with a Meets Requirements or above on last review
  • Employee must not have any current disciplinary actions in place
  • Employee must receive approval from immediate supervisor/manager

Employee must be willing to work from the Macklind Office for in office days, with the work from home flexibility option.  This position is located in St. Louis, MO.


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