Purchasing Associate in Boise, ID at Volt

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Boise, ID
  • Job Type:
  • Duration:
    24 weeks
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Pay Rate
    $13.0 - $15.0/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone

Job Description

Job: Purchasing Associate  

Our client has a need for a Purchasing Associate in Boise, Idaho. This is a temp to hire position and is offered through Volt Workforce Solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Purchases low to intermediate dollar goods and services requiring excellent internal/external communications.
  • Purchases items that are typically sourced from a known supplier and are reviewed and approved at higher levels in Purchasing and within the customer group.
  • Purchase order management including placement, tracking, expediting, changing or amending and order closure.
  • Coordinate sourcing and order activity with using organizations and individual requestors.
  • Coordinate with the supplier, requestor, finance, stores, shipping and receiving and corporate, as necessary to resolve out of control conditions within the procurement process.
  • Manage small blanket supply contract for both materials and services as required.
  • Generate and maintain the detailed planning, forecasting, ordering, analyzing, expediting, and follow-up tools for commodities purchased.
  • Balances conceptual/relationship responsibilities with a high volume of tasks-oriented functions.
  • Considers the impact of decisions and acts in the best interest of the department and company.
  • Assists internal customers in defining requirements, researching alternate sources and assessing the financial health of suppliers.
  • Negotiates pricing, delivery and terms with suppliers.


  • Ability to work in a team environment to complete goals, while also working alone on projects.
  • Basic PC skills with proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software packages, especially spreadsheet applications.
  • Familiar with business and purchasing concepts and strategies such as e-business, supply chain management, and industry best practices.
  • Good written and verbal skill required.
  • Able to take detailed and well-organized notes to summarize meeting results, agreements, action items, and problems.
  • Schedules and runs meetings and conference calls with internal customers and suppliers effectively.
  • Presents professional image inside and outside company.
  • Maintains well-developed and effective follow through and customer feedback systems.
  • Able to deal with change and to operate in a less-controlled environment with consistent feedback to supervisor/manager.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One to Three years’ experience in Purchasing or related field

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds by self in a safe manner
  • Extensive periods of sitting, talking on the phone, and working on the computer.

As a Volt employee, you can expect the highest level of support.  We have a long-standing tradition of developing lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our employees. Contact a Volt representative by applying to this posting online for immediate consideration. Submit your resume today!

To learn more about Volt, please visit: http://www.volt.com and to see more of our job postings, please visit: http://jobs.volt.com

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.