Job Openings

Purchasing Associate II

Job ID: BH397575

Category: Purchasing Manager, Purchasing

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Purchasing Associate II
12 Months

Location: Hagerstown, MD (onsite)


The Purchasing Associate role supports the buying/purchasing and supply chain department areas of responsibility. It is primarily focused on coordinating purchasing activities. The typical role is responsible for daily coordination and administration of purchase transactions in support of business operations.

  • These duties are not meant to be all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned.
  • Process purchase order defers, expedites, cancellations.
  • Develop and run reports for unacknowledged orders and past due order management.
  • Interface with suppliers on purchasing activity through the supplier portal.
  • Conduct purchase price analytics and update material cost standards and cost variances in ERP.
  • Participate in supplier business review meetings to review and improve supplier performance.
  • Issue materials and services RFQs and conduct initial review of supplier response.
  • Execute supplier price changes, review price increase threats and support supplier negotiations.
  • Support supplier readiness for product launches.
  • Participate on project teams leading supply chain optimization initiatives such as cost reduction and on-boarding suppliers.
  • Minimal infrequent travel.

Must Haves:

  • Associate's degree


  • Internship experience or previous experience in supply chain.
  • Purchasing experience within the manufacturing industry.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational skills with exceptional follow through and attention to detail.
  • Strong time-management and prioritization skills, able to multi-task and prioritize competing requirements and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where requirements are constantly changing.
  • Experience and proficiency with various web-based software applications including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc.

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Temp/Contract

Location: Hagerstown, Maryland