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Robert Half Purchasing Agent in NORTHWOOD, Ohio

Description Robert Half is currently working with a client looking for a Purchasing Agent. The Purchasing Agent will be responsible for collaborating and negotiating with suppliers to purchase goods and services for the company. In this position you will be locating suppliers, researching goods, services and materials and processing purchasing orders. If you are a highly analytical and deadline oriented professional, this is the Purchasing Agent position for you!

Key responsibilities

  • Assess and compare suppliers, goods, and services

  • Prepare and process purchase orders

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

  • Monitor inventory levels and determine purchase needs

  • Support maintenance of records of all transactions, purchase orders, receipts, and payments

  • Suggest cost proposals and negotiate contracts and prices

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

  • Assess supplier profiles and examine offers Requirements - Skilled in communication and negotiation

  • Strong documentation and organization skills

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

  • Skilled in CRM, ERP, and inventory management software programs

  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Must have strong research skills and excellent analytical thinking

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

Give us a call today if you possess the right experience and skills for this exciting position with an immediate start date!


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