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Purchasing Assistant-Network - III
Ref No.: 18-09030
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
Responsibilities and Duties

- Support network engineers in all purchasing related functions for the purpose of meeting the region's monthly and annual spend and commitment goals.
- Create and or amend hundreds of PO's monthly and actively monitor outstanding lines for the life of the PO.
- Work with Project Managers and Equipment Engineers to create requests for funding, quotes and purchase orders.
- Update outstanding purchase orders by performing change orders, validating the accuracy of PO due dates and ensuring relevance of outstanding commitments.
- Process department related invoices by performing system receipts and clearing three way match exceptions to allow for timely invoice payments.
- Proactively prepare for cleanup of all outstanding PO lines at year end by moving them into following calendar year as needed and meeting all critical deadlines.
- Work with vendors to build relationships and establish processes for meeting all expectations.


- Minimum Associates degree preferred
- Knowledge of PeopleSoft (Purchasing System) a plus.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, Word)
- Strong Excel skills (formulas, vlookup, pivot tables, macros)
- Works independently on routine and non-routine research and reporting functions.
- Responsible for communicating effectively at all levels
- Minimum of 2-3 years relevant experience, preferably within a Wireless Network organization.
- Minimum 2 years of cellular experience preferred
- Ability to work under tight deadlines and to manage multiple competing priorities.
- Well organized, ability to multitask and prioritize the assignments as and when required.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Strong problem solving skills
- Team player

Standard 40 hour work week.