Purchasing agent

Purchasing agent
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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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Purchasing agent


Oversaw purchases with overseas vendors and monitored deliveries to ensure timely deliveries. Scouted geographic regions for new potential suppliers and negotiated contracts for affordable shipments.

  • Reduced shipping costs by 30% through sustainable solutions.
  • Improved retention rates by 18%.
  • Enforced company policies and procedures.
  • Managed inventory through procurement software and spreadsheets.
  • Followed up on backorders.
  • Evaluated supplier performance and renewed contracts with overperforming suppliers.
  • Devised improved tracking systems to better monitor inventory.
  • Recorded and filed receipts.
  • Reported to management issues with shipping delays and lost and damaged shipments.
  • Trained, mentored, and supervised junior level purchasing agents.

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