An purchasing assistant helps to purchase products for their company to use or sell. They must be aware of stock and inventory at all times, as well as general sales and revenue trends (such as what is selling well or poorly). A purchasing assistant may be in charge of choosing which products to stock in inventory, as well as forming relationships with distributors and manufacturers.
Purchasing Assistant Tasks
Manage goods throughout the purchasing/receiving process.
Maintain accurate records related to purchases.
Issue purchase orders.
Confirm accuracy of orders.