Purchasing Assistant - Part Time Job at PackSmart, Inc., West Chicago, IL

  • PackSmart, Inc.
  • West Chicago, IL

Job Description

The Position:
PackSmart is a growing packaging equipment and supply company looking to add a Purchasing Assistant to support our team. This would be a Part Time, 20 hour/week position. The ideal candidate would have 1-2+ years’ purchasing experience working in a B2B environment. Starting compensation is $20-25/hour commensurate with experience.
The Company:
PackSmart is a family-owned (3 rd generation involved) premier provider of packaging equipment and supplies. Since 1979, PackSmart has been known for the great care we take with customers and employees alike. We are a growing packaging company based in West Chicago that offers its employees a collaborative environment, a flexible work schedule, and one operating system – the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), where our employees know where we’ve been, where we are, and where we are going.
Core Values:
  • Willing to Learn & Adapt
  • Positive & Engaging
  • Finds a Better Way
  • Collaborative
  • Do What’s Right
We are looking for candidates who exemplify all of these core values regularly. We need someone to challenge the status quo and find better, more efficient ways to perform the position.
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Products (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • 1-2+ Years in Purchasing Position
  • Ability to work in challenging and time-sensitive situations
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics NAV a Plus
  • Knowledge of CRM Related Applications Preferred (experience with Zoho a Plus)
  • Excellent Attention to Detail, Organized and Analytical
  • Energetic, Positive Attitude, Team-Orientated, Self-Starter who can work alone and collaboratively to achieve team goals
  • Manage inventory program at PS warehouse location
    • Improving inventory turns by Product Category (overall)
    • Tracking customer commitments to custom inventory
    • Utilizing report to track inventory levels for core products and customer-specific products
    • Monitors slow moving items and assists in moving dead/obsolete items
  • Regularly processes purchase orders for warehouse stocking
  • Item card creation in ERP system and maintains for accuracy (including updating pricing)
  • Point person for all vendor pricing (or other) notifications; subsequently notifies sales team of important changes
  • Reviews all purchase order acknowledgements for accuracy and updates corresponding records in ERP
  • Proactively follows-up on open purchase orders to ensure product is shipped timely per confirmation
  • Handles issues with incorrect or damaged product as necessary
  • Vets new vendors for key product lines as necessary
Our employees are critical to our overall success. We are dedicated to investing in their future by providing:
  • Excellent career opportunity
  • Flexible In Office and Telecommuting Schedules (Hybrid model available for employees with their own computer equipment and working in the office a minimum of 2 days/week)
  • Flexible days and hours 
  • Business Casual Work Environment
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Vacations, Personal, and Sick days
  • Education (4,000+ training courses)
  • Excellent work-life integration
  • Core Value Recognition Program
  • IPOD – interdepartmental communication, team building, and employee events
PackSmart is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means that we consider all applicants for employment and employees eligible for employment without regard to race, marital status or civil union status, sex, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation and/or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Tags

Part time, Casual work, Remote job, Work alone, Flexible hours, 2 days per week,

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