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Robert Half Purchasing Agent in Charleston, South Carolina

Description Robert Half is currently working with a client looking to fill a Purchasing Assistant position. Main duties include supporting the purchasing department. Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills are required for this Purchasing Assistant position. The ideal Purchasing Assistant will have previous purchasing or procurement experience and a desire to advance their career. If you are looking to start your career within procurement, this Purchasing Assistant could be perfect for you!

Key responsibilities

  • Request cost proposals and negotiate contracts and prices

  • Manage relationships with key suppliers to ensure quality of goods, timely delivery and compliance to terms of contracts

  • Manage records of all transactions, purchase orders, receipts, and payments

  • Look into supplier profiles and examine offers

  • Develop and submit detailed reports (revenues, buying expenditures, etc.)

  • Assess and compare suppliers, goods, and services

  • Track levels of inventory and own purchasing needs

  • Process and prepare purchase orders Requirements - Proficiency in CRM, ERP, and inventory management software programs

  • Quality negotiation and communication skills

  • Must be skilled in analytical thinking and research

  • Prior experience as a purchasing agent or in a similar position

  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Strong documentation and organization skills

  • Degree in business administration, procurement, or a related field preferred

Qualified candidates that are available to start immediately should contact us today!


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