Job Postings

Purchasing Assistant(Part Time)


Wildlife Conservation Society Bronx Zoo

Closing Date
July 11, 2023


Reporting to the Manager of Global Operations

The Purchasing Assistant is responsible for supporting the procurement and shipment processes related directly to WCS global activities.

The following skills and experience are required, or highly desirable:

Knowledge of both Purchasing and Logistics

A working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, specifically Outlook and Excel, required.

Knowledge of SAP a plus.

At minimum a high school diploma is required, College degree is preferred.

Education and Pre-requisites


Assist the Manager and Senior Buyer Global Operations in obtaining vendor quotations and order placement in line with WCS Procurement Policy

Clarify user requirements and scope being solicited, specify shipping instructions, and identify potential vendors if unknown

Issue solicitations and review bids/proposals received from vendors, provide feedback to the Senior Buyer Global Operations and Manager of Global Operations

Communicate with vendors to clarify solicitations and bids/proposals

Communicate with Shipping and Logistics companies for inbound and outbound freight matters

Place goods orders and issue requests for quotes for cost-price review

Manage transaction documentation in line with departmental protocols

Interface with Accounts Payable to research and resolve any invoicing issues

Assist global operations with international shipments

Reconcile product ordered versus product received and to awaiting shipment

Prepare supporting documentation for shipments as required by the Senior Buyer Global Operations

Assist in the warranty process and/or repair returns coordinating with the Global
Shipping Coordinator as required

Review open orders and notify the Manager, Senior Buyer Global Operations and Global Shipping Coordinator of any issues

Follow up with vendors to track orders

Notify end user on order status

This position will be performed in a hybrid model (remote and in the office) with at least 2 days per week in the Bronx Zoo office location

Compensation and benefits

Hourly Rate Range :
$18 – $25 Per Hour

Application instructions

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