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Purchasing Agent

The Purchasing Agent purchases goods and services according to departmental and organizational policies and procedures. He/She makes purchases for businesses, ensuring that these companies benefit from products and services that they need to carry out their tasks efficiently

Key Responsibilities

  • Purchases goods and services according to the company’s policies and procedures.
  • Researches and compares suppliers, goods, and services.
  • Forwards available inventory items by verifying stock; scheduling delivery.
  • Oversees supplier-related activities and their performance to ensure that they’re meeting compliance
  • Coordinates with managers to maintain inventory levels.
  • Develops a profitable strategy that saves the client money and ensures quality goods are supplied to meet their needs.
  • Prepares and implements effective negotiation tactics
  • Analyzes and resolves purchasing issues/discrepancies
  • Monitors inventory levels and determines purchase needs.
  • Evaluates vendors based on price, reliability, capability, and previous transaction history.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, or relevant field.
  • Proven work experience as a Purchasing Agent and similar roles
  • Working knowledge of legal regulations and ISO requirements.
  • Solid knowledge of data analysis, inventory management software, and forecasting techniques.
  • Proficiency in CRM and inventory management software programs.

Skills needed for this role

The Purchasing Agent must have excellent verbal and written communication skills with proven negotiation skills. He/She must have excellent interpersonal, customer service, organizational skills and attention to detail. Having a thorough understanding of purchasing procedures and policies is also essential for this role.

Career Level

1-4 Years Experienced Employee

Job Specializations

Logistics, Procurement