Do you have expertise in managing customer orders and tracking orders to delivery! Then this role may be for you!

Our client in Cambridge, is looking for a Purchasing / Shipping Assistant to support the Purchasing/ Shipping Manager and provide support to clients and their product orders.

The  Purchasing / Shipping Assistant will provide administrative support to the Purchasing Manager &  the Shipping Administrator and will be required to perform  overflow shipping requirements on a day to day basis, coverage for absences & vacation time. 


  • Maintain & update various spreadsheets as required. Prepare reports as required e.g. order summary, status report etc.
  • Inventory Management including weekly cycle counts
  • Monitor safety stock to ensure sufficient inventory levels are maintained
  • Assist in the development of a Maintenance Critical Parts List & maintain once implemented
  • Review & fulfills MRP demand on a daily basis
  • ERP Item Administration – Update standard costs for raw materials
  • Follows up on supplier shipment schedules, review & expedite outstanding PO’s & reports discrepancies to Purchasing Manager,
  • Maintain reporting ontime delivery, supplier scorecards, PO status, shipping reports
  • Maintains supplier files and documentations
  • Supplier Development
  • Record & maintain material certs
  • Maintain & update Nafta
  • Obtain best price shipping quotes within the specified customer guidelines
  • Provide assistance / backup to Shipping Administrator for overflow shipping requirements on a day to day basis, coverage for absences & vacation time.
  • Compliance to all company policies, procedures and work instructions including working safely and keeping a safe work area for themselves and for fellow employees.
  • Any other job related duties as may be required


  • College diploma in business administration, commerce or economics is required
  • 3 years of experience in purchasing / procurement
  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong ability to prioritize tasks under pressure.
  • Strong and effective communication skills; both verbal and written.
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Good knowledge of MS office and proficiency in Excel is a must
  • Practical experience with an ERP system
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Knowledge & experience in logistics an asset

This role is a contract to perm role starting at a rate between $17.00-18.50/hour

If you have the knowledge and experience to fulfill the job requirements above, please send your resume ASAP to: jayne@grandriverpersonnel.ca


Tagged as: administrative, purchasing assistant, shipping coordinator