Logistics and Purchasing Assistant

MaxPeople - Vaughan, ON (6 months ago)

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Our client is currently seeking a Logistics and Purchasing Assistant to join the team at our office in Vaughan, close to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station. The incumbent will input data into various computer programs, assist in office maintenance duties and provide general support to the Logistics and Purchasing Manager and the team as required.

The incumbent must have the following skills and experience:
Logistics and Transportation knowledge
Product Development knowledge, specifically in packaging
Knowledge and experience in manufacturing and manufacturing processes
Warehouse experience

The responsibilities for this role include the following:
Monitoring stock levels and identifying purchasing needs
Tracking orders and ensuring timely delivery
Monitor stock levels and identify purchasing needs
Update internal databases with order details (dates, vendors, quantities, discounts)
Conduct market research to identify pricing trends
Prepare cost analyses
Maintain updated records of invoices and contracts
Follow up with suppliers, as needed, to confirm or change orders
Liaise with warehouse staff to ensure all products arrive in good condition
Quality control
Maintain office filing and storage systems
Compile, verify accuracy and sort information according to priorities to prepare source data for computer entry
Review data for deficiencies or errors, correct any incompatibilities if possible and check output
Assisting the Import and Logistics Manager with correspondence
Work with shipping vendors, coordinate returns of merchandise and manage electronic shipping files.
Other duties as required

Business administration degree or diploma required
3-5 years’ experience within a logistics role
Strong mathematical skills
Strong attention to detail
Excellent customer service abilities
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Strong MS Office skills, specifically in Excel
Ability to understand and analyze product specifications
Experience in consumer product development is an asset
Strong foundation in mathematics for shipping dimensions and conversion calculations