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Entry level

Collaborated with third party vendors and secured purchasing contract agreement that reduced budget costs by 10%. Utilized strong communication and relationship building skills to achieve results.

  • Conducted routine vendor outreach communications.
  • Analyzed existing contracts and inventory management operations.
  • Interviewed external vendors and product suppliers to determine more cost-effective solutions.
  • Selected ideal vendor and instigated long-lasting cooperation.
  • Presented new vendor selection and contract agreement to senior leadership for approval.

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Purchasing manager

Entry level

Oversaw the purchase of products through vendors and evaluated products for selling to consumers. Negotiated and followed through on contracts with suppliers.

  • Tracked and saved purchases using procurement software.
  • Scheduled meetings with to discuss budgeting, sales, and acquisitions.
  • Abided by company policies and procedures.
  • Renewed and closed supplier contracts based on performance.
  • Developed an operating budget for processing shipments.
  • Ensured current inventory met supply and demand protocols.
  • Assisted staff members with product sourcing and onsite testing of products.
  • Traveled to international locations to interview prospective suppliers.
  • Performed cost benefit analysis and reported findings to upper management.

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Assistant buyer

Entry level

Responsible for selecting inventory for sale and display in retail store. Tracked sales trends to adapt to market demands.

  • Surveyed customers to determine purchasing habits and consumer needs.
  • Observed and evaluated sales trends in industry and adapted accordingly.
  • Resolved issues with product suppliers.
  • Evaluated purchase orders for quality and sustainability.
  • Worked with supply chain management to track orders for efficient delivery of products.
  • Recorded and filed closed purchase orders.
  • Managed the replenishment of products to ensure adequate supply.
  • Researched marketplace for pricing changes and availability of products.
  • Followed established practices to gather quotes.

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Purchasing agent

Entry level

Provide professional support to division by coordinating complex procurement processes and activities. Ensure purchasing compliance with local, national, and international regulations. Develop requests for proposal (RFPs) and requests for quotes (RFQs) for goods and services. Maintain meticulous records and generate reports for leadership.

  • Process 30-50 small purchase requests (under $500) from business colleagues each month.
  • Update supplier database and implement new metrics to measure supplier performance.
  • Manage vendor registration and bidding processes.
  • Analyze pricing on common goods and develop preferred supplier relationships.
  • Track and manage up to 25 concurrent orders using order management system.

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Purchasing agent

Entry level

Oversaw selections of inventory suppliers and negotiations with product manufacturers. Maintained procurement budgets and devised strategies to reduce shipping costs.

  • Analyzed cost-effectiveness and dependability of potential suppliers.
  • Tracked inventory to ensure timely delivery.
  • Monitored market for supply and demand as well as price changes.
  • Filed records of receipts from inventory purchases.
  • Managed and resolved disputes with vendors.
  • Verified the accuracy of purchases including prices and item type.
  • Reported information related to vendors such as requisite items being out of stock to purchasing manager.
  • Worked with purchasing manager to ensure suppliers provided accurate information on products.

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