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Temporary Purchasing Coordinator in Del Mar, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 6/25/2018

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Job Description

Purchasing Coordinator

Summary: Seeks an entry level, detail-oriented purchasing coordinator to help in the daily communications and support in multiple publishing divisions. Ideal candidates will have data entry, purchasing, inventory, and logistics experience. An interest in publishing and creative ideas are a plus, but not required.

Essential Functions: To perform the job successfully, an individual should be a self-starter and demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Data entry into multiple systems.
  • Responsible for entering and tracking orders.
  • Oversee and ensure the timely delivery of shipments for approximately 300 titles annually.
  • Act as a liaison between warehouses, external and internal logistics team, and vendors.
  • Manage and maintain archive and sample rooms
  • Execute new vendor set-up process and ensure they are set up in a timely manner.
  • Run, format, and distribute reports for sales, title history, order tracking, inventory, etc.
  • Ship samples/packages and provide general clerical support.
  • Assist in preparing customer presentations and sales materials as needed.
  • Assist with building wide rotating mailroom duties including signing for packages.


  • Demonstrated problem solving and customer service skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Post-high school education or equivalent business experience.
  • 2-3 years work experience functioning at an intermediate clerical level.
  • Must be able to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to move and lift heavy boxes of books.