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Purchasing and inventory clerks process purchasing transactions and maintain inventories of materials, equipment and stock. They are employed by retail and wholesale establishments, manufacturing companies, government agencies and other establishments.
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- Review requisition orders for accuracy and verify that materials, equipment and stock are not available from current inventories
- Source and obtain price quotations from catalogues and suppliers and prepare purchase orders
- Calculate cost of orders and charge or forward invoices to appropriate accounts
- Process purchases within purchasing authority
- Contact suppliers to schedule deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed deliveries and other problems
- Prepare and maintain purchasing files, reports and price lists.
- Monitor inventory levels as materials, equipment and stock are issued, transferred within an establishment or sold to the public using manual or computerized inventory systems
- Compile inventory reports, recording the quantity, type and value of materials, equipment and stock on hand, using manual or computerized inventory systems
- Prepare requisition orders to replenish materials, equipment and stock
- Maintain stock rotation and dispose of and account for outdated stock
- Enter data for production scheduling, stock replenishment/relocation and inventory adjustments
- Reconcile physical inventories with computer counts.
Outlook & Prospects for Purchasing and Inventory Clerks in Edmundston--Woodstock Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Currently the chances of qualified Purchasing and Inventory Clerks finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area.
Job opportunities in this occupation are mostly found in these industries: 1) public administration; 2) wholesale trade; and 3) retail trade. The main reason employment prospects are considered fair is that there are many employers in the region. Many job openings can be found listed in the local newspapers and on job search sites, although most are for part-time or temporary work. There are many similarities between the duties connected to this position and to NOC 1471, which job seekers must take into account. Employees may have fewer duties to perform than in the past owing to the use of computerized inventory control systems, which now make it possible to send ordering information directly to suppliers.
Employment opportunities for Purchasing and Inventory Clerks may vary in different communities across the province. You may want to check for specific opportunities in your community. Also, people who are able to work elsewhere may want to research the opportunities for this occupation in other areas of NB or in other provinces across the country.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- After having acquired the former Le Bel-Air restaurant, Edmundston entrepreneurs Normand Levesque and Keta Ringuette have now acquired the former La Praga Hotel and Restaurant. The couple plans to open by the end of the year a restaurant and bar at the Le Bel-Air building and a hotel at the La Praga location.
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Twin Rivers Paper Company, a pulp and paper mill employing 310 unionized workers in Edmundston has been acquired by investment firms Blue Wolf Capital and Atlas Holdings. Workers and the community expect that the investment firms will invest to modernize the Edmundston facility. The company operates three facilities in Edmundston, Plaster Rock and Madawaska, Maine.
- The new Sunnymel poultry abattoir in Clair will reach full production within weeks. The plant, which currently employs 192 workers, began operations in November 2012. It has been operating at reduced capacity with two eight-hour shifts while the processing equipment are being calibrated. The company expects to reach full production of 12,000 chickens processed in an hour, thus employing a complement of 210 workers within a few weeks.
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- The government of New Brunswick has awarded $ 203,000.00 for renovations to the Musée historique du Madawaska. Minister Madeleine Dubé announced the government contribution which will be used to repair the roof of the museum.
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Saint-Léonard will renovate their municipal garage at a cost of $400,000. The condemned portion of the existing garage will be demolished and a new section constructed to replace it. The municipality expects to have the construction completed by this Fall.
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