Purchasing Associate – Raw Material

An international chemical company is seeking a Purchasing Associate who will be responsible for procurement and inventory management of raw materials to support production plan for clients.


  • Performs raw material daily operations
    – placing raw material purchase orders and confirming receipt of purchase orders and posting consumption figures into Navision each month;
    – organizing and arranging storage for raw materials inventory;
    – ordering raw materials with selected vendors to meet production needs;
    – arranging Shipping Orders of raw materials to manufacturers;
    – calculating the remaining raw materials at the end of each month;
    – preparing and submitting monthly and quarterly raw materials inventory reports to the Accounting Department;
    – maintaining and updating digital purchase order forms, inventory report spreadsheets, raw material pricing spreadsheets, delivery spreadsheets, and production planning spreadsheet
    – communicating with Production Planning Manager as necessary to ensure the inventory stays within the target range every month and adjust production plan accordingly;
    – tracking slow-moving and obsolete inventory and work with Planning Manager and Purchasing Manager for disposition;
    – meeting inventory objectives and customer forecasted sales requirements.


  • Controls non-conforming raw materials and finish goods
    – monitoring the inventory level of non-conforming materials and making recommendations to disposition;
    – communicating with supervisor as necessary to arrange shipment of non-conforming materials to potential buyers of them.


  • Provide sales and operations support:
    – calculating accumulation by customer and grade daily;
    – comparing with the sales forecast and the actual sales and noticing both Sales Reps and Production team if there is considerable differences;
    – maintaining monthly sales data and sales price list spreadsheets;
    – updating raw material prices and notifying sales and production team
    – assisting in implementing budget for production planning and procurement of raw materials



  • 2 – 3 years’ related working experience
  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university
  • Must be able to use a computer and such applications as Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel. Advanced Excel skill required.
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skill
  • Multi-tasking, detailed oriented, a team player