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Purchasing Agents are in charge for buying the products and materials a company needs to run its activity. The most successful resume examples for this position mention the following work activities: taking orders, estimating arrival times, scheduling purchases, negotiating prices, attending trend shows, and liaising with suppliers. Based on our collection of resume samples, these professionals should demonstrate strong communication and negotiation skills, accuracy, computer proficiency, teamwork, and time management. Most Purchasing Agents hold a college degree in a relevant area, such as business, procurement, or finance.

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1

Purchasing Agent

  • Prepared detailed purchase requisitions, RFQ's, and purchase orders resulting in delivery of correct components.
  • Improved vendor relations through communication including, plant visits, in-house meetings and phone calls which improved product quality, reduced lead time, and lowered cost by 15%.
  • Coordinated with accounting concerning pricing disputes promoting harmonious working relationships with company and vendors while maintaining over 90% vendor retention rate.
  • Reviewed engineering and purchase specifications for accuracy so purchase orders quantities and parts specifications were accurate and correct reducing purchasing errors by 10%.
  • Managed all purchasing from over 50 vendors resulting in fewer shortages and improved delivery times.
  • Negotiated prices and terms with material suppliers and vendors lowering costs by 20%.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Design Engineering Tech
MA
Black Belt Lean Six Sigma
2

Purchasing Agent

Promoted from Accounts Payable Technician to Purchasing Agent, due to exceptional performance.

  • Trained and evaluated 4 team members in Accounts Payables, playing an integral role in their development and productivity.
  • Applied organizational skills and sharp attention to detail in creating PO's and sending out requisitions.
  • Built and established strong vendor relationships, integral to promoting high quality and accuracy.
  • Allocated budget for each department, with a focus on optimizing use of resources while controlling costs.
  • Closely monitored expenses, PO's, and receipts in order to promptly identify and resolve issues.
  • Created Purchasing and Accounts Payable Training Manual for JDE One World.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
Business Administration
3

Purchasing Agent

Purchasing agent for the oversea suppliers, as well as local suppliers.

  • Negotiated prices and terms. Monitored all unreasonable price increases. Overseeing quality control, ensured that products met and maintained safety standards.
  • Prepared proper documentation for oversea shipments. Overseen shipping and receiving.
  • Developed and maintained strong relationships with 20-40 suppliers (including distributors, and transportation companies), resulting in savings and improved service for the company.
  • Assisted our clients with inquiries, issues and complaints.
  • Worked closely with Camp and School Directors on bulk orders for staffing.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
HS
Perpetual
4

Purchasing Agent

  • Developed a targeted group of strategic suppliers and reduced vendors from 100+ to a group of 50, resulting in a cost savings of $1MM
  • Sourced and administrated pricing for over 10,000 products, with annual purchases valued in excess of $25MM
  • Managed a $4-5 MM dollar inventory for the Northeast Division including all 33 branch locations and hubs
  • Negotiated the terms of large volume buying while reducing inventory levels and cost through centralized purchasing
  • Maintained a 90% in stock percentage with an excellent turns ratio
  • Focused on cost reduction and savings during the continuous sourcing for different material to support the company in lowering its operational cost
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
5

Purchasing Agent

  • Initiated annual bid on electronic components reducing material costs by 4.5%
  • Project managed the transition of product build from US manufacturer to Malaysian contract manufacturer including vendor approvals, transfer of materials, and approval of pilot runs.
  • Project managed the upgrade of 5 significant products to a new version through our Malaysian contract manufacturer.
  • Prevented 45% increase on power supplies by qualifying in OEM part rather than using partners product.
  • Analyzed cost to move to other warehousing facility through competitive bid and quoting self-storage with a final recommendation to stay at current facility.
Candidate Info
35
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Psychology
6

Procurement and Purchasing Agent

  • Weekly status reports to senior stakeholders and consulted vendors and customers daily to build business acumen and satisfactory customer service
  • Managed day-to-day purchasing operations by successfully sourcing and securing goods and services such as raw materials, production components, and tooling
  • Automated the process of collecting due dates and promise dates for Purchase Orders from our vendors which improved accuracy by 20%
  • Authored multiple work instructions and trained peers within Epicor (ERP system)
  • Input Purchase Orders, RFQ's, updated jobs, and input/updated attributes for vendor supplies
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Project And Supply Chain Management
7

Purchasing Agent

Managed planning and processing of materials for construction, environmental and service divisions. Monitored changes affecting supply and demand, price trends or future markets.

  • Researched and evaluated suppliers. Prepared purchase orders, solicited bids proposals.
  • Analyzed proposals, financial reports, and other data and information.
  • Negotiated and administered contracts. Evaluated performance and contract compliance.
  • Developed strategic purchasing programs to facilitate better access to needed supplies.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BBA
Business
8

Purchasing Agent

  • Analyzed quotes and created purchase orders.
  • Consistently researched price, availability and product quality to maintain a strong bottom line.
  • Prepared documents for inventory adjustments, RMA's, vendor returns and filed claims for damaged or factory defects.
  • Developed new vendor agreements while always fostering strong professional relationships.
  • Proven ability to coordinate with all departments for material requests and receiving issues/confirmations.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
17
years
at this job
9

Purchasing Agent

  • Operated in the purchasing department for leading corporation offering innovative hearing solutions tailored to meet individual needs for adults and children
  • Processed purchase requisitions for new and existing vendors
  • Evaluated purchase requisitions for accuracy and further revenue potential
  • Compiled and submitted purchase orders for supplies and materials vital for uninterrupted production
  • Maintained expansive spreadsheet tracking upwards of $3.7 billion in vendor transactions
  • Produced invoices and expedited shipment for hearing aid credit returns utilizing Pro Forma software
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BA
Journalism And Public Relations
10

Finance Officer/ Purchasing Agent

  • Managed all aspects of the MUA's $8 million sewer and water budgets, general ledger, cash receipts and revenue analysis reports, financial statements, journal entries, bank account reconciliation, purchasing, bidding, and on-line auction with Gov-Deals
  • Prepared financial portion of Preliminary Official Statement for bond issuance, NJ State mandated Budget documents for submission to DLGS, and USDA reports for the $12 million clean water project
  • Implemented real-time posting of Edmunds' billing side to finance side cash receipts of revenue
  • Set up Edmunds' requisition software and trained staff in preparing requisitions
  • Coordinated Edmunds' WIPP program to accept on-line payments from utility customers
Candidate Info
31
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Business
Consumer Behavior And Teaching As A Profession
Finance

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