Posted on Jul. 16, 2019
The purchasing coordinator is responsible for preparing and processing purchase orders or purchase requests, keeping records of purchases, keeping updated on all orders, and communicating with vendors. A purchasing coordinator facilitates the acquisition of company supplies and equipment and ensures that vital inventory is kept in stock. Once an order is placed with a vendor, the purchasing coordinator will schedule delivery of the desired items and ensure that the purchase is properly documented and recorded. The purchasing coordinator will guarantee that materials, supplies, and equipment orders are placed in a timely fashion based upon inventory reports. The job requires communicating with representatives in other departments of the company for supply orders, keeping those employees up to date on the status of orders that have already been placed, and assisting with any necessary returns. The purchasing coordinator will work closely with the accounting department to resolve problems with invoices and set up accounts with new vendors, and will be the point of contact within the company for any vendor inquiries or issues. College degree is preferred to work as the purchasing coordinator, but a successful applicant will have a high school diploma and at least 3 years experience working in a related position. Good communication skills and attention to detail are imperative, and the purchasing coordinator should have no trouble operating standard office equipment including computers, fax machines, scanners and copiers.