Shakopee MN

PRODUCTION: Purchasing Assistant

Job Description

KEB America, Inc. is currently looking for a purchasing assistant! The purchasing assistant is responsible for supporting the purchasing department through the performance of administrative functions. This position reports directly to the purchasing manager.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Obtain price and delivery quotes and place orders for hardware items, bar stock, shipping supplies, manuals, etc. from local vendors.
  • Enter/update pricing into SAP
  • Create and send manual purchase orders for non-stock items (eg. tools, supplies, etc.)
  • Monitor stock levels of hardware items, bar stock, shipping supplies, manuals, etc.
  • Follow up on or expedite purchase orders
  • Update purchase orders in SAP to reflect date changes resulting from follow-up
  • Obtain and enter purchase order confirmations from suppliers to SAP
  • Maintain invoices, quotes, confirmations, and other vendor-related documents in the document store
  • Assist in new part creation
  • Fill out certain forms (eg. tax-exempt form, etc.)
  • Special purchasing/procurement-related planning projects/tasks as assigned
  • Follow safety rules and keep clean/orderly work area
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Basic math skills (standard and metric)
  • Ability to follow work instructions accurately
  • Ability to do accurate work at a rapid pace
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work well independently as well as with others
  • Have attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to proficiently read and write in English
  • Ability to follow all safety rules
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to prioritize, balance, and execute several tasks concurrently
  • Ability to effectively manage one’s time
  • Ability to organize documents and information
  • Ability to exhibit a high level of integrity


Education / Experience

  • A.S. or B.S. with an emphasis in business or administration or
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a related field


Working Conditions

  • Office environment



  • Competitive pay
  • 401(k) and match
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Health saving account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term and long-term insurance
  • Paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Flexible schedule
  • Educational assistance
  • Growth opportunities
  • And more!


** Job Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.**

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