Purchasing Assistant

SRI Homes - Kelowna - Kelowna, BC (27 days ago)

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A local manufacturing plant in Kelowna, British Columbia, is recruiting for a Purchasing Assistant.

Reporting directly to the Purchasing Manager, the candidate would be required to perform the following functions:

  • Purchasing:
  • Control paperwork flow from the Shipping & Receiving Department.
  • Process Packing Slips.
  • Manage shortage reporting
  • Enter/send purchase orders
  • Contact suppliers to expedite orders
  • Report discrepancies to suppliers
  • Inventory Control:
  • Preparing and performing cycle counts as required.
  • Maintain count sheets and resequencing if required.
  • Inventory preparation/entry & reconciliation.
  • Parts Maintenance:
  • Obtain part numbers from corporate office for new items.
  • Maintain vendor part numbers/model numbers.
  • Maintain primary and secondary vendor library.
  • Manage new part data entry.


  • 2 - 3 years of experience in a related field preferred.
  • Accounting or Purchasing education considered a strong asset.
  • Experience with ERP/MRP systems a strong asset.
  • Ability to maintain organization while working in a fast-paced environment with many interruptions.
  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with employees, corporate departments, key business partners.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office productivity suite.
  • Well-developed problem solving skills to find new methods and incorporate them into existing practices, as needed.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility and adaptability.
  • Some overtime may be required.

Job Type: Full-time