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Robert Half Purchasing Agent in Freehold, New Jersey

Description Robert Half is currently working with a client seeking a Purchasing Agent. The Purchasing Agent will be responsible to work and negotiate 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. If you are a highly analytical and deadline oriented professional, this is the Purchasing Agent position for you!

Key responsibilities

  • Research and compare suppliers, goods, and services

  • Prepare and process purchase orders

  • Maintain records of all transactions, purchase orders, receipts, and payments

  • Request cost proposals, negotiating contracts and prices

  • Assess supplier profiles and examine offers

  • Monitor inventory levels and determine purchase needs

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

  • Prepare and present detailed reports (revenues, buying expenditures, etc.) Requirements - Proficiency in CRM, ERP, and inventory management software programs

  • Must have excellent communication and negotiation skills

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

  • Strong organization and documentation skills

  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Strong research and analytical skills

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

If you have immediate availability and meet the qualifications, you may be the candidate we've been searching for and we encourage you to contact us today!

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Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

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Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.3195. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals. Visit https://roberthalf.gobenefits.net/ for more information.

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