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Robert Half Purchasing Agent in Freehold, New Jersey

Description Robert Half is currently working with a dynamic client seeking a Purchasing Assistant. The Purchasing Assistant will be responsible for supporting the purchasing department. In order to be successful in this position, you must have excellent interpersonal and analytical skills. The Purchasing Assistant will ideally 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!

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Determine purchase needs and monitor inventory levels

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

  • Research supplier profiles and analyze offers

  • Perform research and then compare suppliers, goods, and services

  • Request cost proposals, negotiating contracts and prices

  • Prepare and present detailed reports (revenues, buying expenditures, etc.)

  • Process and prepare purchase orders

  • Document records of all transactions, purchase orders, receipts, and payments Requirements - Skilled in CRM, ERP, and inventory management software programs

  • Quality negotiation and communication skills

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

  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Must have strong research skills and excellent analytical thinking

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

  • Must be very organized and skilled in documentation

Interested candidates that match the necessary skills and are in urgent need of employment should contact us today!


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