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Purchasers, often known as purchasing agents, purchase products and supplies from various vendors. They play a critical role in business success by developing purchasing strategies, working with suppliers, negotiating contracts, and closing deals. They control the purchase costs while ensuring that the quality of items is not sacrificed in any way. Most retail businesses, big or small, hire purchasers, and the role has become an essential part of all retail operations. Purchasers operate in a collaborative environment that requires frequent communication with other departments and report to upper-level management. They usually work full-time shifts, primarily in an office environment but are required to travel when visiting warehouses or meeting global suppliers. Purchasers are compensated based on the job responsibilities, work location, experience, and expertise. A mid-career professional with 4-7 years of experience earns an average compensation of around $50,000 annually. The pay usually includes bonuses and overtime pay. Most employers extend benefits packages like health care coverage, retirement planning options, and paid vacation holidays. Occasionally, some companies might offer profit-sharing bonuses to purchasers. The career path usually leads a purchasing manager or a buyer role.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities

 

The daily responsibilities of a purchaser vary based on the merchandise type or company. However, the core tasks performed are universal for all businesses. Apart from purchasing products, the primary duties include conducting market research, building a network of reliable service providers, contract negotiation, and inspecting deliveries. In some cases, purchasers have to travel overseas to meet potential clients and secure deals. They are required to execute purchase orders in accordance with their company's policies, ensuring that the delivery is on time. Purchasers have to reconcile shipments, check for damaged items, and follow through with the supplier in case of discrepancies. A purchaser should constantly be on the lookout for new vendors who are more cost-effective for the company. In addition to the above duties, they have to maintain accurate records of all supplier transactions and perform related administrative functions.

 

Required education and skill sets

 

Employers look for candidates with the skills and qualifications required to carry out their duties. Applicants should have a high school diploma and a degree in business administration or a related field. They must have proven retail experience and practical expertise with purchasing software. Due to the nature of their job, familiarity with computers is a necessity, mainly with MS Office. To be successful as a purchaser, the candidate should have stellar communication skills and demonstrate a high degree of cultural sensitivity. They should be able to identify emerging consumer trends and make critical decisions in a fast-paced environment. It is also crucial that the applicant be able to multitask and adjust their workflow as needed.

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

H***** E*****(850)-3**-***4
Purchasers for Hire in Clermont, FL
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Purchasers for Hire in Chesapeake, VA
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R***** R*****(254)-6**-***4
Purchasers for Hire in Harker Heights, TX
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O***** A*****(229)-7**-***0
Purchasers for Hire in Albany, GA
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D***** U*****(720)-4**-***4
Purchasers for Hire in Aurora, CO
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A***** L*****(773)-6**-***0
Purchasers for Hire in Chicago, IL
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A***** E*****(913)-4**-***8
Purchasers for Hire in Olathe, KS
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N***** T*****(916)-7**-***1
Purchasers for Hire in Elk Grove, CA
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S***** E*****(512)-7**-***1
Purchasers for Hire in Round Rock, TX
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T***** O*****(815)-6**-***8
Purchasers for Hire in Peru, IL
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Purchaser

What is the best way to find and hire a Purchaser near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Purchaser applicants. Employers posting their Purchaser job on Indeed get about 16 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Purchaser applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Purchaser are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 15 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 7 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Purchaser positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Purchaser role?
SMS has 92% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Purchaser job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Purchasers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 128% 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 Purchaser 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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