Purchasing assistant - Salary and Career
Agents, assistants and administrative assistants

Purchasing assistant - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They perform support services in the areas of human resources, administration, finance and logistics, assist suppliers and customers, providing and receiving information about products and services, dealing with various documents, complying with all the necessary procedures related to them. They work in the granting of microcredit to micro-entrepreneurs, serving clients in the field and in the branches, prospecting clients in the communities.

How much does an Purchasing assistant earn

A Purchasing assistant earns between $699 and $2.697 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.350 and a median salary of $1.307 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 1.359.620 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Purchasing assistant

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.350 16.197 337 7
1º Quartile 699 8.385 175 4
Median Salary 1.307 15.679 327 7
3º Quartile 2.057 24.683 514 11
Higher Salary 2.697 32.365 674 14

Professional job categories

  • Administrative services workers
    • officers
      • general clerks, agents, assistants and administrative assistants
        • agents, assistants and administrative assistants

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Main workplaces

Agents, assistants and administrative assistants they work in the most varied branches of public or private activities. They are employed with a formal contract and are organized as a team, with occasional supervision. The work environment is closed and the hours are daytime. The category of assistants was extinguished in public bodies and their functions are performed by administrative assistants. In the case of the private area, the category of assistants and assistants seems to be in the process of being extinguished and their functions are being incorporated by assistants or interns. Microcredit agents work with communities, in open environments.

What does it take to work in the field of Agents, assistants and administrative assistants

To access the occupations of this occupational family, a complete high school education is required, one to two years of professional experience and, for some occupations, a basic qualification course.

Functions and activities of Purchasing assistant

Agents, assistants and administrative assistants must:

  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • provide logistical support;
  • run support routines in human resources area;
  • treat documents;
  • prospect customers;
  • track administrative processes;
  • service customers and/or suppliers;
  • monitor administrative processes;
  • prospecting clients;
  • execute support routines in the human resources area;
  • process documents;
  • serving customers and/or suppliers;
  • monitor project performance;
  • prospecting customers;
  • serve customers and/or suppliers;
  • fill in documents;
  • monitor administrative proceedings;
  • handle documents;
  • fill documents;
  • monitor venture performance;
  • follow up administrative processes;
  • prepare reports, forms and sheets;
  • prepare reports, forms and spreadsheets;
  • run support routines in the human resources area;

  • Activities

    • delivering informative lectures;
    • define credit conditions (amount, term, guarantee);
    • control execution of general services (cleaning, transport, surveillance);
    • issue notifications;
    • issue certificates and policies;
    • conduct meetings with customers (proposal, concession, collection);
    • building lists of potential customers;
    • empower personnel;
    • control mailing and receipts;
    • demonstrate persistence;
    • update information;
    • register claim notices;
    • receive documents;
    • protocol documents;
    • mapping area of operation;
    • check credit allocation;
    • provide return of out of specification material;
    • demonstrate empathy;
    • control the dispatch of pouches and receipts;
    • forward internal protocols;
    • check economic and financial indices;
    • fill in personnel movement form;
    • find documents;
    • prepare spreadsheets;
    • search prices;
    • control office material;
    • follow up notifications of non-compliance;
    • survey the need for material;
    • control receipt and distribution of benefits (transportation vouchers, etc. );
    • archive documents;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • note property transfers;
    • propose credit renewal;
    • demonstrate organizational skills;
    • demonstrate ease of communication;
    • check economic and financial indexes;
    • overcoming adverse situations;
    • request copies of documents;
    • contact prospective customers (telemarketing);
    • perform recruitment and selection procedures;
    • provide information about products and services;
    • perform cadastral research;
    • collect signatures;
    • sieve documents;
    • organize gift delivery;
    • convalidate publication of acts;
    • participate in the credit committee;
    • check the veracity of information collected in the field;
    • update records;
    • request payments;
    • perform calculations;
    • identify the profile of customers and/or suppliers;
    • identify partners in the community;
    • visit community (commerce, services, homes);
    • execute personnel dismissal routines;
    • organize the sector;
    • create organizational charts, flowcharts and schedules;
    • record incoming and outgoing documents;
    • demonstrate self-control;
    • assist in the organization of internal events;
    • write minutes;
    • control shipment of pouches and receipts;
    • identify the nature of customer requests;
    • request materials;
    • provide company information;
    • enter accounting entries notes;
    • check requested material;
    • request registration information;
    • request the negative of cpf (spc, serasa, etc.);
    • confer assets given in guarantee;
    • request documents;
    • dispatch letters and memos;
    • write deeds of purchase and sale;
    • prepare correspondence;
    • clarify doubts;
    • control employee attendance;
    • collect data;
    • assist in personnel evaluation;
    • give operational support for the preparation of technical manuals;
    • update employee data;
    • update planning data;
    • take copies of documents;
    • register customer complaints;
    • check documents;
    • check calculations;
    • prepare minutes;
    • format documents;
    • analyze the economic and financial feasibility of the enterprise;
    • enter text and spreadsheets;
    • perform preventive collection;
    • organize events;
    • control the execution of general services (cleaning, transport, surveillance);
    • organize meetings;
    • visit bodies and institutions;
    • demonstrate observation skills;
    • monitor organization charts, flowcharts and schedules;
    • request travel resources;
    • establishing a visit itinerary;
    • renegotiate debt;
    • advise employees about rights and duties;
    • fill in endorsement proposals and insurance renewals in general;
    • submit opinions;
    • intermediate contacts;
    • execute personnel admission routines;
    • collect personal references;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • schedule events;
    • adjust contracts;
    • making a socio-economic survey of the customer;
    • request delivery of documents;
    • distribute documents;
    • scan documents;
    • find administrative processes;
    • monitor order progress;
    • guide management procedures;
    • enter texts and spreadsheets;
    • receive customers and/or suppliers;
    • work as a team;
    • identify irregularities in documents;
    • assist in personnel control (leave, vacation, hours extras...);
    • collect overdue installments;
    • give administrative support to the training area;
    • distribute office material;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • check invoices, payment invoices and slips;
    • sort documents;
    • fill in forms and/or records;
    • check established deadlines;
    • demonstrate language adaptability;
    • register deaths, marriages and births;
    • assist in the preparation of the payroll;
    • communicate permission to enter visitors;
    • empower customers;
    • issue invitation letters in purchasing and service processes;
    • demonstrate negotiation skills;
    • check data and dates;
    • request the purchase of materials;
    • convey credibility;
    • disclosure of microcredit program;
    • perform accountability;

    Sectors that hire Purchasing assistant the most in the job market

    • accounting activities
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • hospital care activities
    • welfare services without accommodation
    • temporary labor lease
    • building construction
    • retail merchandise in general, with predominance of food products - supermarkets
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies

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