SUMMARY Assist the Purchasing Manager in all purchasing, material expediting, and for ensuring proper warehouse and vessel receiving processes are maintained* Assist the Purchasing Manager with duties for parts and supplies for vessels, warehouse and office and ensuring proper receipt of parts and supplies prior to processing invoices.* Assist in the process of invoices for all materials and supplies purchased.* Develop blanket purchase orders with fixed price and delivery terms for standard vendors to minimize process time and secure bulk purchasing discounts.* Organize and provide budget-reporting information.* Competitively solicit vendors to obtain the best price versus quality balance.* Help establish systems to ensure proper bidding and bid review of major purchases within corporate guidelines and ensure all marine purchasing functions comply with said guidelines.* Investigate new sources for major purchases and purchasing systems to ensure current market price and technology are maintained.* Expedite orders to maintain delivery schedules for vessel repair periods.
QUALIFICATIONS Maritime industry experience is a plus* College graduate or 1-2 years’ experience in purchasing.* Knowledge of marine equipment and marine vendors.* Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel) & NS5 a plus.