Assistant Buyer
Job Details
Company & Position Summary

Location:  Lewiston Facility; 1 Riverside Drive, Lewiston MN 55987

Remote Work:  This position is required to work onsite every day for the first 90-days.  After 90-days, this position can work remote 3 days of each work week.  2 days of each work week is required to work onsite at the Lewiston facility.  

Days/Hours: Monday – Friday, standard office hours

Position Status: Full-Time


The Company:
RiverSide Integrated Solutions, Inc. is an advanced Contract Manufacturer providing robust comprehensive solutions in Circuit Board Assembly, Electromechanical & Mechanical Assembly, Kitting, Supply Chain Management, Fulfillment, Distribution, and Reverse Logistics.  With a culture of customer focused solutions and continuous improvement, RiverSide Integrated Solutions, Inc. is uniquely positioned to respond to any customer need. As a co-worker, you will be offered a variety of competitive benefits including medical, dental, disability, life, 401K and more.  Come join our team to be a part of a great organization!


The Team:
Our Purchasing team plays a key role in ensuring the quality and timeliness of product provided to our customers and internal teams.  We work to provide best in class supply chain management practices by establishing and maintaining an exceptional supply base and internal processes that allow for quality parts to meet 100% on time delivery requirements of the internal and external customer.  Key objectives to achieve this goal include supply base strategies, supply chain planning and procurement execution, price negotiation strategies, asset management, supplier risk management, cost management practices, supplier relationship management, supplier quality objectives, compliance administration, continuous improvement and data measurement.


The Role:
The Assistant Buyer is a vital part of the Purchasing team.  This role is responsible to assist the buyers to make sure the correct items of superior quality are received in a timely fashion to ensure uninterrupted flow of product to our production team.  You will work in a dynamic purchasing environment with direct involvement with both internal purchasing teams and external suppliers.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

You will spend your time on the following responsibilities:

  • Overall management and purchase of MRO items, office supplies and additional product commodities as assigned

  • Perform ERP system part number/supplier maintenance and Purchase Order entry/changes                  

  • Open purchase order and past due follow-up with suppliers

  • Supplier forecasting

  • Assist in demand change review and corresponding expedites

  • Cost containment with suppliers, including optimal use of freight carriers

  • Provide support for Supply Chain initiatives


We are excited about you if you have:

  • 2 year business related degree or purchasing experience preferred

  • Manufacturing and MRP experience desired

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to organize and prioritize in a dynamic environment

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Microsoft Office software proficiency (Excel, Word, Outlook)




  • This position may travel between the RiverSide Lewiston and Winona facilities.

  • Infrequent travel for trainings and/or business needs may be required.


Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent bending, twisting, reaching, kneeling

  • Ability to walk, stand, and sit

  • Lifting up to 10 pounds


Work Environment:

  • Office setting