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Purchasing Assistant

Company: ARA
Location: Kirtland
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

The Test Technology Division of Applied Research Associates Inc. (ARA) has an exciting opportunity for a full time Purchasing Assistant.What will you do as a Purchasing Assistant:Perform various routine to complex purchasing duties related to the organization's operations.Takes independent action to ensure on-time delivery of material and initiates action for return of rejected or unsuitable orders.Regularly obtains prices and pricing information.Ensures thorough and comprehensive file documentation of purchase orders to provide an audit trail of transactions.Responds to requests for purchasing information, exercises independent judgment, reviews available information, and contacts vendors.Compiles pertinent purchasing data in purchasing system and ensures competition and source selection requirements such as market research, sole justification, and price cost analysis.Provide oversight and review of all required purchasing documents to the Field and Corporate Offices.Other duties include preparing bills, invoices, statements, and vouchers for payment. Ensures timely and accurate processing of invoices. Reconciles bills, checks balances, follows up on discrepancies, and maintains vendor files. Ideal candidate must be detail oriented and highly accurate. Good with basic math. Able to work in team environment as well as on their own. Position requires proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, fluency in company accounting (Cost Point) match and practices. Requires High School diploma or equivalent, and three to four years of related experience.ARA is a fast-paced, growing company providing in-depth research and scientific, engineering, and technical support services to solve problems of national and global importance. ARA provides exciting growth opportunities for highly qualified and motivated individuals. The Test Technology Division is located on Kirtland Air Force Base. Therefore, applicants must possess a valid driver's license, proof of insurance and current registration to gain access onto the Base. Must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance. ARA is an employee-owned company, equal opportunity employer, and provides an excellent benefits package. Salary range is dependent on skill level, experience, and education. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: ARA, Rio Rancho , Purchasing Assistant, Other , Kirtland, New Mexico

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