Purchasing Agent
Also referred to as: Purchasing Agent, Ordering and Inventory Clerk, Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Purchasing Processing Agent
Requirements and Responsibilities
Initiates purchase orders based on business requirements and inventory levels. Administers purchasing and contract database. Monitors vendor pricing and availability. Expedites delayed orders. Resolves issues related to inventory returns, replacements, and credit arrangements. Requires a high school diploma. Typically reports to a supervisor or team leader. Works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. Typically requires 3-5 years of related experience, or may need 2 years experience with additional specialized training and/or certification.
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Level of Education:  Purchasing Agent Salaries with a Bachelor's Degree, Purchasing Agent Salaries with a Master's Degree or MBA, Purchasing Agent Salaries with a JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent
Industries:  Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality & Leisure, Insurance, Internet, Media, MFG Durable, MFG Nondurable, Pharmaceuticals, Retail & Wholesale, Software & Networking, Telecom, Transportation