Purchasing Assistant

Shar Music team


Compile information and records to draw up purchase orders for procurement of materials and services. Responsible for supporting business operations by ordering products or materials. Their duties include maintaining relationships with Suppliers, Vendors or Wholesalers, placing orders for products based on current inventory needs and tracking shipments.
Essential Job Functions
  • Monitor stock levels and identify purchasing needs
  • Research potential vendors
  • Track orders and ensure timely delivery
  • Update internal databases with order details (dates, vendors, quantities, discounts)
  • Conduct market research to identify pricing trends
  • Prepare purchase orders and send copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests
  • Compare suppliers' bills with bids and purchase orders to verify accuracy
  • Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files, reports and price lists
  • Check shipments when they arrive to ensure that orders have been filled correctly and that goods meet specifications
  • Maintain updated records of invoices and contracts
  • Follow up with suppliers, as needed, to confirm or change orders
  • Liaise with warehouse staff to ensure all products arrive in good condition
  • Ability to work varied hours to coincide with international customers
  • Regular and routine onsite attendance
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a purchasing position
  • 1 year of experience with NetSuite preferred
  • HS diploma or equivalent required
  • Associate Degree in Logistics, Purchasing and Supply or Business Administration preferred
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Onsite
  • Flexible Schedule

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Shar Music

**Overview** CELEBRATING 60 YEARS IN BUSINESS! Since 1962, Shar Music has been proud to serve our string music community throughout North America. We’re a market leader in the world of violin family instruments — violin, viola, cello, and bass — and your best source for strings, bows, sheet music, cases, and accessories. We are also one of the foremost suppliers of Suzuki Method™ materials for beginning players. At Shar Music, we believe in lowering the barrier to entry to becoming a musician, so that everyone from the youngest beginner to the most accomplished professional musician feels welcome and inspired to play.

Job Details

Posted on Feb 23

Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Full time