Purchasing Assistant

  • Location
    Clarkston, Michigan
  • Category
    Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Job reference:
  • Job Type
    Direct Hire

Job Title:    Purchasing Assistant

Date Posted: November 24th, 2021

Employment Type: Direct Hire

Address Locally/Region:  Waterford, MI

Pay Rate: $50,000

 Ajilon has a Direct Hire opening for a Purchasing Assistant in the Waterford area of Michigan. We are looking for someone with past purchasing experience who is looking to grow into a Buyer role. This position is open because of an internal promotion from Purchasing Assistant to Buyer. If you have any experience supporting buyers, please take a look at  the job description and apply below.



  • Assisting a small team of Buyers with entering purchase orders and other information into ERP systems
  • Assist with researching new supplier for cost reduction and/or quality improvement.
  • Providing supplier research to Purchasing leadership to evaluate a handful of options
  • Coordinate orders with suppliers with a focus on building strong relationships
  • Verify shipping times and dates with suppliers for accuracy
  • Authorizing payments to various suppliers as needed
  • Light inventory management
  • Process any change orders as necessary to update orders
  • Work with engineering to best understand what supplies are needed for upcoming projects
  • Reach out to new suppliers for quotes and estimates for new products or custom products
  • Expedite orders as necessary to keep production schedules running
  • Conduct market research to best understand what is going on in each suppliers industry
  • Follow all company guidelines


  • Intermediate level of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel.
  • Ability to learn new ERP systems quickly
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong task management and prioritization skills
  • Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma Required
  • Some college not required but preferred
  • 2 years of past experience as a Purchasing Assistant required
  • 2-4 years of past office experience preferred
  • Work Hours:

  • 40 hours per week
  • Monday – Friday
  • 8 am to 5 pm
  • Fully onsite position, no remote potential

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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    The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

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