Procurement Assistant - $18/hr in San Diego, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 9/17/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At Vaco, business is always personal. We're dedicated to our clients and work hard to put human connection first, helping the best and brightest talent thrive.

Who is VACO?

Vaco provides expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search and strategic staffing for companies around the world, in the areas of accounting, finance, technology, healthcare, operations, administration and more. As a premier talent solutions firm, Vaco connects people to their dream jobs and helps leading companies find talent to grow their business.

What's the job?

We're looking for a personable and detail-oriented Procurement Assistant to join our client's growing team.

Responsibilities of the position include the following;

      • Verifies with site leads and management about current inventory levels and keep records to prevent inventory gaps.
      • Negotiates with vendors for best pricing as needed.
      • Places orders and schedules shipping/delivery times for ordered animals and supplies.
      • Assists laboratory and administrative personnel, ensuring all purchasing documentation has appropriate authorizations.
      • Verifies that product information, shipping information, cost and delivery dates are all correct before obtaining authorization to place an order.
      • Carefully checks purchase orders for accuracy, completeness and clarity.
      • Coordinates storage of any relevant shipments.
      • Follows up on order discrepancies and shortages.
      • Enters data into numerous systems with a high attention to detail.
      • Generates purchase reports and purchase history.
      • Supports Procurement Specialist in organizing and maintaining records for any audit required.
      • Develops creative new approaches to meeting customer needs.
      • Gathers and analyzes information skillfully and identifies problems in a timely manner.

What can you bring to the "table?"

      • High School Diploma or equivalent.
      • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously to meet goals and deadlines
      • Strong time management and organizational skills
      • Strong emphasis on accuracy and detail
      • Works well in group problem solving situations
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
      • Add/subtract/multiply and divide numbers using online software and perform these operations using units of US money, weight measurement, volume, and units.
      • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently.

Vaco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for positions without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or age.

Job Requirements

* High School Diploma or equivalent. • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously to meet goals and deadlines • Strong time management and organizational skills • Strong emphasis on accuracy and detail • Works well in group problem solving situations • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software. • Add/subtract/multiply and divide numbers using online software and perform these operations using units of US money, weight measurement, volume, and units. Must be a self-starter and able to work independently.