Purchasing Assistant
Operations - Shafter, CA

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Job Description:
GAF, founded in 1886, is a $3 billion company with 3,200
employees and is a leader in the building materials
industry. As America's largest roofing manufacturer, GAF
has built a strong and solid product and customer
franchise driven by continuous product innovation and
through finding ways to better serve and connect with
its customers. The residential roofing line is sold
under the GAF brand and commercial roofing is sold under
the GAF brand. The company also has other offerings in
high quality products including decking, railings,
ductwork, and specialty fabrics. GAF has sustained a
strong financial and operating performance over the past
several years, driven from its leading capabilities,
strong culture, and a business that is only partly
dependent on economic cycles in the construction
Labeled the best in quality and most-recommended by our
customers, GAF believes that employees remain our
greatest strength and best competitive advantage. Build
your future as we build the American dream one roof at a
We are looking for a Purchasing Assistant who will be
responsible for supporting Plant initiatives with
respect to Purchasing. This position assists in the
procurement of materials and services on behalf of Plant
departments, administers transactions, maintains files
and coordinates with Suppliers to achieve the most
optimal cost, delivery and service.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited

  • Prepare forecasts of raw material requirements based
upon production schedules.
  • Scheduling daily deliveries of materials by rail and
by truck.
  • Determine weekly order quantities and time of raw
material shipments from vendors.
  • Ensure adequate materials will be on hand to
maintain daily and projected production schedules.
  • Review daily production schedules, giving feedback
to the Purchasing Manager as to whether the schedule
or proposed schedules are feasible based on
materials availability, lead times, and current
scheduled inventories.
  • Process requisitions, obtain quotes, and convert
requisitions into purchase orders
  • Submit purchase orders to suppliers and obtain order
  • Expedite materials and services to meet Plant
  • Identify cost saving opportunities using competitive
bidding, negotiations, and service improvements
  • Work with Corporate Purchasing and Logistics to meet
corporate goals
  • Perform daily duties of raw material control
including: maintain delivery schedules of major raw
materials, communicate delivery schedules to
internal and external customers, and utilize lowest
cost shipping options wherever appropriate
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Job Requirements:
A High School Diploma or equivalent coupled with 1 to 5
years experience in a Purchasing function to include
working with suppliers and contractors. In addition, be
familiar with standard Purchasing concepts, practices
and procedures, as well as having intermediate knowledge
on MRP systems such as PeopleSoft and Maximo.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package
including 401(k), medical, dental, vision, prescription
drug, tuition reimbursement, and a vacation package. At
GAF, we believe our employees are our greatest resource.
GAF is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer,
committed to workplace diversity. M/F/D/V.
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