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Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:05 PM

Purchasing Assistant

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES – The Purchasing Assistant is responsible for processing all purchasing requests for all supplies, services, and equipment. The Purchasing Assistant is responsible for ensuring all orders are processed in an accurate and timely manner, as well as identifying and sourcing viable substitute products to minimize the impact of backorders on our customers. The Purchasing Assistant is also responsible for ensuring that invoice and price discrepancies are resolved and the back order report is current.

SUPERVISOR – Purchasing Manager



Process all assigned special purchase requests in a timely and accurate manner

Process all on-line requisitions for assigned vendors within twenty four hours

Review OREC report weekly to ensure it remains current

Work closely with Accounts Payable staff to resolve and avoid any and all invoice discrepancies within forty-eight hours

Validate receipt, review, and correct all EDI and fax confirmations in order to eliminate any service failures

Maintain a high degree of communication, cooperation and coordination with assigned departments regarding purchases

Report any supplier or customer performance issues in accordance with the policies and procedures

Work closely with the Purchasing Manager to ensure that EDI, on line requisitioning, electronic faxing, and file item additions are being optimized

Comply to and enforce the Market Purchasing Policy

Maintain expedited log (courier) to track emergency deliveries

Perform other duties as assigned

Practice and adhere to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”


Communication – communicates clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing

Customer orientation – establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations

Interpersonal skills – able to work effectively with other employees, patients and external parties

PC skills – demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and others as required

Policies & Procedures – demonstrates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems

Basic skills – able to perform basic mathematical calculations, balance and reconcile figures, punctuate properly, spell correctly and transcribe accurately


• High School diploma or GED is required.


1 to 3 years purchasing or order entry experience preferred.

Parallon Supply Chain’s roots are in the hallways of some of America’s top-performing hospitals. Join our organization and our team as we strive to provide our customers with a top quality operation. Parallon offers a competitive wage and comprehensive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, 401(k), paid time off and a business casual environment.


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• Location: Coppell, North DFW

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