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Purchasing Agent Job Description

Job Overview

We want to hire a competent Purchasing Agent to buy different products and services crucial for our business. You will have all the resources and opportunities to generate profits by making the most cost-effective and high-quality purchases. You must have attention to detail and a commercial mindset. You must know tactics that would help you evaluate market conditions and negotiate the best deal with different suppliers. Outstanding communication skills will assist you to effectively negotiate and maintain profitable relationships with the vendors. The objective here is to obtain supplies that are crucial for the success of our business operations.

If you feel you have the required skills and knowledge to carry out this role diligently, we would like to meet you.

Responsibilities

  • Create gainful purchasing strategies

  • Assess the profiles of different suppliers and analyze offers

  • Prepare and implement effective negotiation techniques

  • Oversee inventory levels

  • Manage relationships with the prime suppliers to maintain timely delivery, quality of goods and compliance with the terms of agreements

  • Review the suppliers to ensure the best quality

  • Prepare and submit reports

  • Keep the records up-to-date

  • Attend exhibitions, fairs, and events to keep abreast of the prevailing market trends

Requirements

  • BA/BSc in Business Administration or related field. MA/MSc candidates will be preferred

  • Proven work experience as a Purchasing Agent

  • Experience in negotiating the terms/conditions and prices

  • Extensive know-how of market research, data analysis and best purchasing practices

  • Proficiency in MS Office and Purchasing Software

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

  • A strong analytical mind with excellent organizational skills

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