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Purchasing agents are hardworking professionals in the supply chain space. More than just buying goods and services for a business, they make important buying decisions that can directly affect the productivity of a business. 

 

Purchasing agents work in manufacturing companies in a variety of industries, warehouses, retail, and distribution centers on a part-time or full-time arrangement. While the position of purchasing agent is considered a junior role, it is a good opportunity for eager individuals who wish to start a career in the supply chain space as it offers valuable learning and working experience. The career path for a purchasing agent highly depends on the company. Purchasing agents work under the direct supervision of a purchasing specialist or a purchasing manager. 

 

A job description helps recruitment managers attract ideal candidates and encourage them to apply. A clear job description allows applicants to learn not just about the job vacancy, but also get a feel of what the company offers. It is important for hiring managers to use the job description creatively and stand out in the sea of job listings posted every day. To do this, one must think as a job seeker would. What will make a lasting impression?

 

Responsibilities of a Purchasing Agent

 

Just as their job title implies, the primary responsibility of purchasing agents is to select or buy goods and services for their company’s use. These goods and services may be used in the company’s production or manufacturing facility or be sold for profit. To make informed purchasing decisions, purchasing agents conduct market research about goods and services relevant to their company. They must keep themselves updated with the latest market and supplier trends in their niche. 

 

Purchasing agents are also responsible for getting the best deal for the interest of the company. This involves comparing different vendors and suppliers, negotiating with them, and analyzing which one will benefit the company most. They consider multiple factors like reliability, product quality, and budget. Purchasing agents work under the supervision of a purchasing manager. They ensure that all proposals, contracts, and purchase orders follow company policies and regulations. 

 

Furthermore, purchasing agents maintain records of all purchase orders, sales records, invoices, payments, and transactions of the company. They also schedule product deliveries and ensure that the company’s raw materials and other supplies are always adequate. 

 

Skills and Qualifications of a Purchasing Agent

Most employers require candidates to have completed an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, business management, or a similar field. Previous work experience in the same role is an advantage. Proficiency in using inventory management software programs as well as CRM or client relationship management software is beneficial. 

To be successful as a purchasing agent, candidates need to have strong organizational and analytical skills since they engage with vendors and suppliers. They must understand how to effectively prioritize tasks at hand and make purchasing decisions. Additionally, strong interpersonal and communication skills are part of the job. Lastly, candidates must pay close attention to detail and be meticulous in maintaining records and databases. 

44 Purchasing Agents  applied for jobs in the last 24 hours on Workstream.

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Purchasing Agents for Hire in Houston, TX
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Purchasing Agent

What is the best way to find and hire a Purchasing Agent near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Purchasing Agent applicants. Employers posting their Purchasing Agent job on Indeed get about 16 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Purchasing Agent applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Purchasing Agent are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 10 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 8 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Purchasing Agent positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Purchasing Agent role?
SMS has 91% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Purchasing Agent job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Purchasing Agents are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 119% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Purchasing Agent applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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