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A purchasing agent is responsible for negotiating prices for materials and stocking the products a business needs to operate. Employees who need supplies typically submit a request for materials to a purchasing agent. The agent reviews the request, determines who the best supplier is for the materials and secures the shipment of goods.


Skill Sets: Purchasing agents should have strong analytical skills as they must research and qualify vendors. The ability to communicate clearly is important. They should have knowledge of the industry they are working in and solid organizational skills. They should be able to adhere to deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously.


Education: A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Courses in office software, office business machinery and database management are desirable. Certification courses and associates degrees in purchasing management are available.


Career Path: Work for a company as an assistant to a purchasing agent. Pursue an associates degree in purchasing management. Internships are a great way to build your resume.

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PURCHASING AGENT  Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADVS), where highly skilled professionals power the market in...
Job Summary: Primary responsibilities will include purchasing parts for our manufacturing division, evaluating and approving...
# Position Summary The Purchasing Agent is responsible for purchasing, tracking, and managing the maintenance shop inventory...
Specific Responsibilities ยท Prepare written inquiries or obtain verbal or written quotes for vendor supplied items and subcontracts...
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*Title: Purchasing Agent* *Location: IL-Olmsted* *Other Locations: * PDS Tech is seeking an Purchasing Agent for an open...
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PURCHASING AGENT Medical Manufacturing Firm in Sanborn, NY seeks Purchasing Agent to: source components, negotiate pricing...
Job Purpose: Obtains requirements by verifying, preparing, and forwarding purchase orders; verifies receipt of items; authorizes...
### Job Description Purchasing Agent Job Description/Areas of Responsibilities: * Obtain the best possible value for company...
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