Purchasing Agents are responsible for procuring goods and services like raw materials, equipments, tools, supplies for an establishment.

The working activities of a Purchasing Agent include procuring raw materials for a company, monitoring the purchasing relations with vendors and suppliers and evaluating the price proposals received from suppliers. Other activities of a Purchasing Agent include analyzing and assessing the financial reports of a company, evaluating the prices of the materials and monitoring the contracts of the company. Among the tasks mentioned above, Purchasing Agents have to participate at a wide variety of seminars, conferences and meetings regarding commercial activities, being updated of the financial fluctuations in the economy and choosing the products by testing or examining them. These skilled professionals also have to approve the invoices for payment, to make sure the goods are delivered to users or to select the appropriate method of procurement like direct purchase or bid.

A Purchasing Agent Resume has to be written after the example attached below and by respecting the sections listed. There are a few things you have to know before tailoring your Resume. The first one refers to the objective statement of your Resume that has to be a powerful one and has to present your desire to apply for the Purchasing Agent position offered by the company. Another thing you have to remember is that when you add your skills section you have to mention your strong ability to built efficient relations with people.

Sample Resume for Purchasing Agent

James Dow
E-mail: James.dow@yahoo.com
Mobile: +121 2254 5542
Address: #785 2nd Street, NY

Objective

Seeking a position as a Purchasing Agent in a growth-oriented where I can use my strong ability to establish and maintain strong relations with employees, customers and suppliers

Summary

Hard-working and motivated Purchasing Agent with eight years of experience in procuring goods and services like raw materials, equipments, tools, supplies for an establishment; who has a solid knowledge of raw materials, equipments and tools.

Skills and qualifications

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to collaborate in an efficient manner with vendors and suppliers
  • Deep knowledge of the materials, tools and methods used in the field
  • Expertise in using various computer programs: Excel, Word, Power Point, Internet Explorer
  • Exceptional time-management skills
  • Ability to plan and prepare efficient purchasing strategies for companies
  • Capable of assessing the financial reports of a company

Work Experience

Purchasing Agent, Hutcherson Enterprise, Atlanta, GA, 2006- present

Duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for procuring goods and services like raw materials, equipments, tools, supplies
  • Procured raw materials for the company
  • Monitored the purchasing relations with vendors and suppliers
  • Evaluated the price proposals received from suppliers
  • Analyzed and assessed the financial reports of the company
  • Evaluated the prices of the materials
  • Monitored the contracts of the company

Purchasing Agent, Moose International, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2003-2006 Duties and responsibilities

  • Procured goods and services like raw materials, equipments, tools, supplies
  • Participated at a wide variety of seminars, conferences and meetings regarding commercial activities
  • Kept updated of the financial fluctuations in the economy
  • Selected products by testing or examining them
  • Approved the invoices for payment
  • Made sure the goods are delivered to users
  • Selected the appropriate method of procurement like direct purchase or bidEducation

    Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, New York University

    Achievements and affiliations

    Member of the National Association of Purchasing Management since 2008

    Areas of interest Purchasing

    References References available upon request

 

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