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Purchasing Agent

Company: Robert Half
Location: Lexington
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

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. If you are a highly analytical and deadline oriented professional, this is the Purchasing Agent position for you!

Major responsibilities

- Assess and compare suppliers, goods, and services

- Suggest cost proposals and negotiate contracts and prices

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

- Assess supplier profiles and analyze offers

- Prepare and process purchase orders

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

- Track levels of inventory and own purchasing needs

- Manage relationships with key suppliers to maintain quality of goods, timely delivery and compliance to terms of contracts Requirements - Strong organization and documentation skills

- Must have strong research skills and excellent analytical thinking

- Excellent communication and negotiation skills

- Prior 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

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

This role has an immediate start date. Candidates with the proper skill set should give us a call today!


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.

Robert Half puts you in the best position to succeed by advocating on your behalf and promoting you to employers. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. Stay on top of every opportunity - even on the go. Download the Robert Half app and get 1-tap apply, instant notifications for AI-matched jobs, and more.

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.

- 2021 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/Disability/Veterans. By clicking "Apply Now," you're agreeing to Robert Half's Terms of Use (https://www.roberthalf.com/terms-of-use) .

Keywords: Robert Half, Lexington , Purchasing Agent, Sales , Lexington, Kentucky

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