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Purchasing Agent

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

Job 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. Are you are a highly analytical and deadline oriented professional? Then this is the Purchasing Agent position for you! Experience is in the Construction industry is a must!

Major responsibilities

- Assess and compare suppliers, goods, and services

- Inquire about cost proposals and negotiate prices and contracts

- Track inventory levels and decide on purchase needs

- Design and organize purchase orders

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

- 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.)

- Research supplier profiles and analyze offers

if interested, please call Robert Half at 410-423-9454


- Must be very organized and skilled in documentation

- Must have excellent communication and negotiation skills

- High school diploma or GED required

- Prior experience as a purchasing agent or in a similar position

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

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

- Strong research and analytical skills

We want you to contact us today if you have the proper skill set and are able to start asap!

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 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 ( .

Keywords: Robert Half, Alexandria , Purchasing Agent, Sales , Alexandria, Virginia

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