Purchasing Assistant

Fargo, ND

Full Time


The Purchasing Assistant I will purchase IT hardware and software that meet quantity and quality expectations of TrueIT. The successful candidate will work with operations and sales departments to identify procurement requirements and preferred suppliers to order and ensure timely receipt of hardware and software.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Work closely with Operations and Sales departments to understand and identify procurement requirements
  • Maintain complete understanding of all company product offerings
  • Identify and partner with preferred vendors and suppliers
  • Negotiate details and terms of purchase and maintain communication to ensure timely receipt of goods
  • Create quotes for Sales department based on customer needs and supplier availability
  • Work with AP to authorize payment for purchases and assign appropriate budget category
  • Monitor industry trends and stay up to date on new products
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming demand levels

Your skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field
  • 1-3 years proven experience in procurement role, IT industry preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Dynamics applications
  • Strong organizational skills with an emphasis on attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to work efficiently across departments and with numerous vendors
  • Proven interpersonal skills to build strong internal and external relationships
  • Excellent project management skills to handle multiple tasks with speed and accuracy and keep stakeholders aware of procurement status
  • Exceptional problem skills that can adapt to changing circumstances
  • Solid negotiating skills to achieve price goals
  • Able to ask relevant questions and proactively seek out solutions independent of direction
  • Self-motivated and willing to take on challenges
  • External and internal customer service focus
  • Exemplifies teamwork and helps others
  • Proactive communication and follow-up
  • Highly professional and able to complete tasks in an accurate and efficient manner
  • Exceptional regard for confidentiality, data security, honesty, and integrity