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Purchasing Assistant

Company: Blue Ridge Community Health Services
Location: Hendersonville
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionBlue Ridge Health is currently seeking a Purchasing Assistant to be part of our Finance Team.The Purchasing Assistant's primary purpose is to compile and maintain purchasing functions following Blue Ridge Health's (BRH) requirements and policies. The Purchasing Assistant will be responsible for processing purchase orders, and verifying delivered items through the packing slips.About Blue Ridge HealthBlue Ridge Health (BRH) is a nonprofit system of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that works closely with communities to meet the ever-changing healthcare needs of Western North Carolina with accessible, high-quality, comprehensive primary care services. With 28 healthcare practices throughout the region and additional programs within schools, BRH offers primary care, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health, and nutrition services that prioritize an exceptional patient care experience. For more than 55 years, BRH has served as the leader in community-focused healthcare, providing services to communities in Henderson, Rutherford, Polk, Buncombe, Transylvania, Jackson, Swain and Haywood counties.Responsibilities:Provides administrative and clerical support to the department.Maintain purchase orders, packing slips, and other documents.Matching purchase orders with packing slips to directors for approvalEstablishes and maintains recordkeeping system for purchasing department.Maintain Debarment ListPerforms other duties as assigned. Accounts Payable backupDevelop and maintain a working relationship with vendorsWork with accounting with asset tags and attaching to the assetWork with the accountant on grantsHelp with the annual auditDescription of Primary Attributes:Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.Ability to learn purchasing and accounts payable procedures and policies.Able to work independently to complete assigned tasksAbility to work effectively in a repetitive environment.Creates trust among peers, vendors and BRH personnel.Highly organized and able to complete task in an efficient and timely manner.High attention to detail and accuracy.Ability to anticipate potential problems and identify workable alternativesProfessional and Technical Knowledge:High School Diploma required, Associates Degree in Office Management or higher preferred.At least two years of clerical experience preferred.Excellent organizational skillset including attention to detail.Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, which are required for interacting with staff and outside personnel.Ability to follow established guidelines for assessing compliance with operational procedures and ensuring desired outcomes.Must have valid drivers' license.Physical Demands:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate standard office equipment.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to frequent computer work.Light to moderate lifting is required up to 50lbs.Moderate noise level typical to an office environment.Employee may be required to sit for extended periods of time. Regular, predictable attendance is required as this position supports daily operations of all staff.Blue Ridge Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

Keywords: Blue Ridge Community Health Services, Asheville , Purchasing Assistant, Accounting, Auditing , Hendersonville, North Carolina

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