Purchasing Assistant
Zinus Inc. Tracy, CA

About Zinus

We like to think we’re in the business of creating harmony. It’s why we fit fluffy beds into boxes and make bed frames and sofas that are as easy to assemble as they are to relax or fall asleep on. We are here to design tiny reminders that life is good. We pride ourselves in building a company and product that materially improves people’s lives, whether they’re an employee of a customer.

We are looking for a Purchasing Assistant to order supplies and equipment based on our company’s needs. Purchasing Assistant responsibilities include researching supply chain issues, tracking deliveries, and updating order records (e.g. dates, invoices and discounts.) If you’re familiar with supply chain procedures and know how to create and translate cost analyses, we’d like to meet you. Ultimately, you will make cost-effective purchases and ensure we maintain a fully stocked inventory.

What You’ll Do

  • Purchase Order Management – Primary duties are to create, complete and maintain purchase orders within SAP – On time entry, seek approval, printing, email follow up, date maintenance
  • Interact with supplier team on a daily basis
  • Interact with Demand Planning team on a daily basis
  • Track the status of purchase orders
  • Oversee Shipping schedules – follow up on past due shipments, on-time shipping maintenance
  • Expedite out of stock and promo items as needed
  • Review deliveries against the purchase orders
  • Measure timeliness of deliveries
  • Runs open purchase order reports and identifies/corrects any potential issues and or problems.
  • Deal with non-supplied, under orders, over orders and damaged goods
  • Produce and maintain any necessary reports
  • Liaison with other departments, particularly accounting, manufacturing, warehouse and demand planning departments
  • Identify technology solutions to address any supply chain issues
  • Resolve receiving variances/PO variances and close PO’s as needed on a monthly basis
  • Approval of invoice payment at quantity and cost level
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills, Experience, and Qualifications

  • 1-3 years’ experience as a Purchasing Assistant, Purchasing Officer or similar role
  • Good understanding of supply chain procedures
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • Knowledge of market research
  • Solid organizational skills

Preferred Skills, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ in Logistics, Business Administration or relevant field
  • Hands-on experience with SAP software

Who You Are

  • Strategic: you have experience turning ideas into action and able to show results
  • Strong relationship builder: you know how to navigate organizational dynamics and build relationships with the right people
  • Empathic: others compliment you for your high emotional intelligence and you go out of your way to ensure customers are heard
  • Self-accountable: you hold yourself responsible in driving your customers’ desired business outcomes and providing a delightful customer experience
  • Self-motivated: you inspire the team by taking the initiative to own your performance and contributions to the team
  • Growth-oriented: you embrace coaching and are able to apply feedback immediately to improve performance and evolve personally and professionally
  • Data-driven: you get excited about leveraging data to drive recommendations to customers
  • Dynamic: you thrive in a fast-paced environment and are excited by change and ambiguity

Work Authorization/Security Clearance 
Must be authorized to work within the US.

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