Sample Job Description for Purchasing Agent

Here is a sample job description template for the position of Purchasing Agent:

Job Title: Purchasing Agent

Location of the Job: Tri-state Area, CT 06239

Years of Experience: 1+ to 3 Years

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree

Job Summary:

Responsible for supplier sourcing, supplier negotiations and procurement consistent with quality standards. Submit RFQ’s and place orders for material required by the MRP system.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains manual or computerized procurement records, such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories
  • Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority
  • Prepares purchase orders or bid requests
  • Determines method of procurement, such as direct purchase or bid
  • Estimates values according to knowledge of market price
  • Selects products for purchase by testing, observing, or examining items
  • Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information, such as price, availability, and delivery schedule
  • Coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services, such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, and advertising, for establishment

Position Requirements:

  • High energy and patience are key traits for this role
  • CPM is a plus
  • We prefer small manufacturing company experience/background
  • MS Office proficiency including Excel
  • 5-7 years of progressive experience in purchasing/production planning/materials management
  • Bachelors Degree a must