Randstad Purchasing Assistant in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Purchasing Assistant

job details:

  • location:Cambridge, MA

  • salary:$50,000 - $60,000 per year

  • date posted:Friday, January 18, 2019

  • experience:Entry Level

  • job type:Permanent

  • industry:Administrative and Support Services

  • reference:S_723469

  • questions:brooke.conley@randstadusa.com617-227-2090

job description

Purchasing Assistant

Our biotech client in Cambridge is looking to hire a permanent purchasing associate. The ideal candidate for this role is someone who thrives in a startup setting, thinks critically about problems, and has experience within purchasing/receiving. The salary for this role is $50,000 - $60,000 annually.

Competitive Benefits package includes: Premium healthcare and dental package, yearly parking pass or MBTA coverage, long and short-term disability, life insurance, unlimited vacation, and 401(k) package.


:-Engage with current/future vendors

-Validate, quality check, and process invoices from a variety of vendors

-Build strong relationships with all vendors

-Liaise with residents and vendors to solve order complications efficiently

-Use negotiation skills to discuss best pricing and account terms with vendors

-Complete credit applications to ensure the best possible payment terms

-Manage and develop e-procurement system to add vendors and enhance user experience

-Collaborate with the finance team on invoicing and documentation

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


-Have strong time management, organization, and decision-making skills

-1-3 years of experience in a related role focusing on customer support and purchasing/receiving




Entry Level


-Bachelor's degree required with concentration in business administration or supply chain management preferred

If you are interested in this position, please apply to this posting and email your resume to brooke.conley@randstadusa.com.

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