Johnstone Supply - Tigard Temporary Purchasing Assistant - Tigard, OR in Tigard, Oregon

Johnstone Supply is a leading wholesale distributor for heating, cooling, and refrigeration supplies and equipment. We are locally owned and operated, and are a founding member of the nation's largest HVAC/R cooperative with over 400 locations. Johnstone Supply offers superior customer service, technical advice, and training seminars. We are proud to be an official partner with Operation Homefront, a national non-profit organization providing emergency financial assistance and services to military families. If you are looking for a challenging work environment, and want to know your contributions make a difference, apply to join our winning team.

The temporary Purchasing Assistant is responsible for assisting the purchasing department with all clerical and administrative functions. The ideal candidate will have experience in a purchasing environment and the ability to process data, organize work, and utilize the purchasing software.

Duties Include:

  • Track orders and ensure timely delivery

  • Update internal databases with order details (dates, vendors, quantities, discounts)

  • Communicate via the phone with internal customers, vendors, suppliers, and sales team

  • Perform data entry functions daily into spread sheets

  • Contact vendors for missing invoices, credits, and pricing discrepancies.

  • Provide administrative support and aid to the purchasing department

  • Good understanding of supply chain procedures

  • Provides support for the day-to-day tasks of Buyers/Category Manager(s).

  • Interacts with suppliers to maintain pricing and delivering schedules.

  • Other responsibilities may also include updating vendor information, resolving invoicing and inventory discrepancies, item maintenance, and various purchasing tasks


Experience with purchasing is preferred, but not required

  • High school diploma or equivalent and one to two years experience with administrative duties in a purchasing department, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Strong clerical background

  • Ability to multitask with a good attention to detail

  • Solid organizational skills

  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite; Intermediate knowledge of MS Excel

  • Works well as a member of a group

The schedule for this position will be Monday-Friday, 8-5. Pay range is $15.00 - $17.00 per hour - depending on experience. Assignment is expected to last less than 90 days.