General Services Specialist – Purchasing Assistant Jobs in Pasadena, CA at East West Bank

Title: General Services Specialist – Purchasing Assistant

Company: East West Bank

Location: Pasadena, CA

IntroductionFor more than 40 years, East West Bank has served as a pathway to success. With over 120 locations across the U.S. and Greater China, we are the premier financial bridge between the East and West. Our teams of experienced, multi – cultural professionals help guide businesses and community members on both sides of the Pacific looking to explore new markets and create new opportunities, and our sustained growth and expertise in industries like real estate, entertainment and media, private equity and venture capital, high-tech and aviation help build sustainable businesses and expand our employees’ potential for career advancement.

Headquartered in California, East West Bank (Nasdaq: EWBC) is a top performing commercial bank with an exclusive focus on the U.S. and Greater China markets. With a strong foundation, enterprising spirit and a commitment to absolute integrity, East West Bank gives people the confidence to reach further.

OverviewPurchasing Assistant is responsible for supporting business operations by ordering products and materials based upon company guidelines. Duties include maintaining relationships with Suppliers, Vendors or Wholesalers, placing orders for products based on current inventory needs and tracking shipments.


Fulfill purchase orders and advise associates on standard and appropriate choices

Monitor stock levels and identify purchase needs against historic norms

Assists in the vendor selection process by researching potential vendors, evaluate offers and negotiate better pricing

Track orders to ensuring timely, correct delivery and to confirm or change orders as needed

Maintain records of invoices, contracts and prepare cost analysis reports

Inspect received products for quality to ensure adherence to specifications.

Assist with furniture planning, ordering, installation and warehousing

Assist with maintaining accurate stacking and seating plans

Provide further assistance to the General Services Department as needed


Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills

Excel and Word proficiency preferred

Works well in a high-pressure environment

Self-motivated, goal oriented and proactive. Ability to work both independently and as a team in a fast-paced environment and effectively manage multiple priorities

Ability to manage schedules and meet deadlines

Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds while using the appropriate lifting techniques and following all safety rules

Clean driving record

Travel require, approx. 20%

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