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Robert Half Purchasing Agent in UNIVERSITY PARK, Illinois

Description Robert Half is currently working with a client looking for a Purchasing Agent. Responsibilities of the Purchasing Agent include collaborating and negotiating with suppliers to purchase goods and services for the company. As the Purchasing Agent you will be processing purchase orders, in addition to locating suppliers and researching goods, services and materials. Are you are a highly analytical and deadline oriented professional? Then this is the Purchasing Agent position for you!

What you get to do every single day

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

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

  • Monitor inventory levels and determine purchase needs

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

  • Request cost proposals, negotiating contracts and prices

  • Prepare and organize purchase orders

  • Research and compare suppliers, goods, and services

  • Assess supplier profiles and examine offers Requirements - Must have strong research skills and excellent analytical thinking

  • Must have excellent communication and negotiation skills

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

  • Excellent organization and documentation skills

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

  • High school diploma or GED required

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

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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