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Robert Half Purchasing Agent in YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio

Description Robert Half is currently working with a client seeking 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

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

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

  • Process and prepare purchase orders

  • Suggest cost proposals and negotiate contracts and prices

  • Assess supplier profiles and examine offers

  • Complete detailed reports (revenues, buying expenditures, etc.)

  • Assess and compare suppliers, goods, and services

  • Track levels of inventory and own purchasing needs Requirements - Excellent organization and documentation skills

  • Must have strong research skills and excellent analytical thinking

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

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

  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Quality negotiation and communication skills

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

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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