A procurement assistant focuses on finding and obtaining high-quality goods, services, and/or personnel for their organization. They work directly with contractors or other firms in person, over the phone, and through electronic communication. These assistants obtain prices from contractors, create purchase orders, provide updates for supervisors, and update relevant databases. They may also perform routine administrative tasks for their office or department as well. Procurement assistants typically work indoors, although they are occasionally required to work in various environments and climates to assess materials in person.
Procurement Assistant Tasks
Research and follow up on missing items, payment problems and other issues.
Work with accounting, inventory and management teams to meet goals.
Create reports and answer questions about shipments, inventory and finances.
Assist in communication with suppliers.