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AmerisourceBergen Corporation

Purchasing Agent Assistant

AmerisourceBergen Corporation - Boise, ID

Purchasing Agent Assistant




Title: Purchasing Agent Assistant

Location: United States-Idaho-Boise

Job Number: 00001MP5

POSITION SUMMARY: Purchasing Agent Assistant is responsible for processing reports and handling administrative functions for the Inventory Management Department in order to achieve service level and inventory objectives. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Works closely with purchasing agents, distributions centers, suppliers, and accounts payable to support the Inventory Management Department. Reviews and reports claims of damages, shortages, or other shipment problems. Works to resolve questions and issues from suppliers and distributions centers. Enters orders for stock transfers between warehouses. Runs and works open PO and discrepancy reports. Confirms orders as requested by a/p and purchasers. Generates monthly reports including backorder reports and buyer’s guides. Assists purchasers with purchase price updates and other system maintenance. Maintains backorder ETA database. Provides back up support to assigned Purchasing Agent team as well as Purchasing Assistant counterpart. Makes suggestions and recommendations to Purchasing Manager or Purchasing Director in an effort to continually improve purchasing operations. Applies basic skills and procedures to standardized duties and tasks to help maintain contracts, programs, and supplier agreements. Manages and prioritizes special projects as assigned including, but not limited to: Releases backorders Prepares sales and inventory analysis report Tag orders Daily/weekly/monthly reports Manages inventory management department and warehouse contact lists Batches special orders Works with warehouse generated reports Manages incoming lease requests Initiates lease auto ship orders weekly Maintains vendor responsibility data Completes acquisition projects Contributes to and encourages the development of positive, team oriented working relationships. Provides additional administrative support as needed.



Typically a high school diploma and 1-3 years related work experience.

Bachelor’s degree in related field is preferred. Proficient in mathematics.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required with emphasis on Excel and Outlook.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; must be able to manage

time and priorities efficiently. Views change or problems as an opportunity to

grow; adjusts easily to change. Works well with others on both individual level

and team environment. Strong customer service, organization, and analytical

skills. Strong typing and 10-key skills. Experience with AS400/IBS is preferred.

A broad knowledge of the animal health industry (including products, programs

and suppliers) is helpful, but not required.



Customer Service: Is customer oriented, sensitive and

responsive to customer needs and priorities; establishes effective working

relationships with customers and gains their respect and loyalty; identifies and

takes appropriate action on customer needs.

Time Management: Establishes realistic priorities;

accurately assesses own time requirements for various projects/activities;

schedules own time and activities efficiently.

Know the Organization: Understands the company’s objectives;

knows the structure of the organization; works effectively within the

organization to achieve results; works continuously to make linkages and build

networks within the organization.

Communicates Effectively: Communicate thoughts, ideas,

information and messages completely and accurately; composes and creates

documents with language and format appropriate to the subject matter; attends to

details; and checks, edits, and revises writing for correct information.

Teamwork: Make effort to seek others’ input; willingly

collaborates and cooperates with others in the organization; develops effective

working relationships with key associates both within the company and


Take Initiative: Assumes responsibility for necessary

actions or problem resolution when accountability is not clear; appropriately

initiates behavior on projects or other initiatives without requiring explicit

management direction or guidance; knows when management involvement is required

and seeks it out.

Problem Solving: Recognizes that a problem exists;

identifies possible reasons for the discrepancy and devises and implements a

plan of action to resolve it.

Organize and Maintain Information: Organizes, processes and

maintains information in a systematic fashion.

Flexible/Adaptable: Views change or problems as an

opportunity to grow professionally and to develop new and better ways to do

things; adjusts readily to alternations in routine; copes effectively with

changes in scope of type of work.

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AmerisourceBergen Corporation


Purchasing Agent Assistant AmerisourceBergen Corporation - Boise, ID, United States


Location: Boise, ID

Company Profile:
AmerisourceBergen is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical service companies serving the United States, Canada and selected global markets with a focus on the pharmaceutical supply channel. Servicing both pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers, the Company's service solutions range from niche premium logistics and pharmaceutical packaging to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services. Our scale, our position in the healthcare industry, and the value we bring to the channel have all helped our business continue to succeed.