Asst-Purchasing 4 at Ricoh Electronics, Inc. in Lawrenceville, Georgia

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Job Description:

Title Asst-Purchasing 4
Job Category: Purchasing Administration
Requisition Number: ASSTP001641
Posted: July 9, 2024

Job Details


Ricoh Electronics, Inc. (REI) is looking for a top talented Senior Purchasing Assistant to join REI’s purchasing team in our Lawrenceville, GA campus! This is an amazing opportunity with growth potential for someone with experience in purchasing and buying and a strong administrative background. In this vital role you will be assisting the buyers, support purchasing materials and services that meet Safety, Environmental, Quality, Cost and Delivery (SEQCD) standards, and perform other task assigned

The Senior Purchasing Assistant will:

  • Create purchase orders from requisitions received and submits to vendor.
  • Track and notify buyers of, outstanding purchase orders and follows up on missing confirmations.
  • Contact vendor and work with internal functional areas to resolve more complex issues regarding purchase orders.
  • Expedite orders to ensure materials arrive on schedule.
  • Review shortage report and contact vendors to ship required materials or change shipment date.
  • Respond to difficult inquiries regarding quantity discrepancies or delivery delays, obtain information, notify appropriate party of action that needs to be taken, and resolve issues.
  • Assist buyers in sourcing potential vendors by contacting vendors to obtain contract terms, price, availability, and delivery dates.
  • Prepare standard requests for quotation and submits to vendor.
  • Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential vendors.
  • Select vendor for specialized items.
  • Prepare recommendations to resolve pricing revisions, order cancellations, discontinued items, acceptable substitutes, and delivery date revisions.
  • Receive invoices with discrepancies from Cost Accounting.
  • Investigate and resolves discrepancies such as payment status and over/short shipments.
  • Prepare and review difficult reports on purchase order and delivery status, identify and investigate discrepancies, determine root cause, and contact appropriate party to correct errors.
  • May assist buyers on preparing information on purchasing plans.
  • Occasionally prepare, maintain, and update purchasing files, records, databases and compliance documentation.









High School or better.



6 years:
Previous purchasing or related experience
Excellent knowledge of purchasing procedures, controls and inventory management.
Prior expediting or order experience.
Highly motivated individual with good persuasive skills, problem solving skills, analytical ability, attention to details, organized and ability to multi-task.
Strong communication skills (reading, verbal & written) to correspondence with vendors, customers, and managers.
Strong interpersonal skills and customer service skills to establish positive/professional working relationships with internal and external customers.
Self-starter, proactive, ability to use critical thinker, logical decision making, handle directions responsibly, efficient, team-player and committed/dependable.
Intermediate skills with Office 365.
Strong math skills.

Licenses & Certifications

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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