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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