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Top 50 Purchasing Agent Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Purchasing Agent. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Purchasing Agent resumes they appeared on. For example, 18.1% of Purchasing Agent resumes contained Purchase Orders as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Purchasing Agent actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Purchasing Agent

1. Purchase Orders
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Here's how Purchase Orders is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Supervised and monitored purchase orders, service agreements, bids and vendor selection, government subcontracting reports and contract administration.
  • Created purchase orders from approved requisitions and obtaining all necessary approval signatures.
  • Initiate and finalize on-site service agreements, Certificate of Insurance (COI), contracts and standard purchase orders.
  • Manage and transact purchase orders to suppliers to ensure on-time deliveries of commodities, equipment and services.
  • Manage and maintain records of purchase orders, price, inventory, supplier specifications and vendor catalogs.
  • Typed, filed, billed, and took care of the bookkeeping for all purchase orders.
  • Prepare purchase orders and send copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests.
  • Worked closely with suppliers to ensure purchase orders arrived in time for production.
  • Suggested placing purchase orders via email and receiving confirmations from vendors.
  • Double checked purchase orders to make sure they were typed correctly.
  • Produce sales and purchase orders with great attention to detail.
  • Processed customer quotes and purchase orders on a daily basis.
  • Compared Invoices with Purchase Orders to insure proper invoicing.
  • Followed up on existing and late purchase orders.
  • Obtain delivery receipt and verify against purchase orders.
  • Entered purchase orders via PeopleSoft software.
  • Prepared purchase orders or bid requests.
  • Issued purchase orders and reconciled shipments.
  • Entered receipt of purchase orders.
  • Generated purchase orders in SAP after reviewing the Excel pivot-point ROP report.

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2. Vendor Invoices
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Here's how Vendor Invoices is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Research discrepancies involved in reconciliation of vendor invoices to purchase orders or notification from vendor and resolves shipment discrepancies.
  • Resolved discrepancies between purchase orders and vendor Invoices to facilitate timely payment.
  • Reviewed vendor invoices for payment, reconciled billing issues, and ran monthly budget reports.
  • Match vendor invoices with receivers and purchase orders to validate the invoices.
  • Worked closely with Accounts Payment to ensure vendor invoices were paid timely.
  • Managed discrepancies of vendor invoices, freight claims within the Sales Department.
  • Created extra and revised existing purchase orders to match vendor invoices.
  • Approved payment of vendor invoices and reconciled any issues with Finance.
  • Evaluate and reconcile vendor invoices and statements to purchase orders.
  • Review vendor invoices for accuracy and prepare for finance.
  • Verified pricing while approving vendor invoices for payment.
  • Assist accounting in resolving any discrepant vendor invoices.
  • Corrected pricing and quantity discrepancies for vendor invoices.
  • Posted sales payments, credits and vendor invoices.
  • Reconcile, approve and decline Vendor invoices.
  • Processed vendor invoices and submitted to corporate.
  • Audited vendor invoices for accurate pricing.
  • Coded all vendor invoices for accounting.
  • Routed all vendor invoices for approval.
  • Prepared vendor invoices for payment.

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3. Office Supplies
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Here's how Office Supplies is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Implemented a new system of ordering and the control of office supplies that resulted in a cost savings for the company.
  • Purchased and maintained all sheet metal, rods, angle, lubricants, machining tools, office supplies, and fasteners.
  • Purchased raw steel stock, motors, electronic items, wheels, casters, welding supplies and office supplies.
  • Managed non-inventory purchases including office supplies, maintenance agreements, production supplies and a variety of contracted services.
  • Created Purchase Orders for equipment, furnishings, software, paper, print supplies, and office supplies.
  • Source and purchase special order items, stock inventory, shipping supplies, and office supplies.
  • Ordered office supplies for each individual within the office and process payment to vendors.
  • Managed several commodities including machined parts, office supplies, and indirect material.
  • Purchased all items needed for company from office supplies to manufacturing needs.
  • Order tooling supplies, office supplies, track company purchases and costs.
  • Ordered food and office supplies for main office and senior centers.
  • Lead purchasing agent for consumables, office supplies and dies.
  • Manage office and maintain adequate inventory of all office supplies.
  • Managed office supplies, vendors, organization and upkeep.
  • Purchased and tracked medical and office supplies.
  • Respond to employee requests, inquiries and problems regarding uniforms, office supplies, repair services, or cost of items.
  • Purchased verity of office supplies from off-shore vendor trough U.S, Europe, and other Asian country online and off-line procurement.
  • Reconcile cogs with approvals, prepare financial report, maintain transaction records, Order office supplies maintain calendar appointments.
  • purchased office supplies and office hardware for projects.
  • inventory control of stock and office supplies.

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4. Spare Parts
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Here's how Spare Parts is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Established and maintained an annual cycle inventory schedule for on-hand peacetime operating stock and aircraft spare parts worth 75 million dollars.
  • Managed a team of five in the day-to-day operations of the Colgate Palmolive spare parts warehouse, and employee store.
  • Purchased spare parts and consumables, concentrating on all diesel engines spares, all auxiliary propulsion equipment and electrical material.
  • Identified and analyzed current and potential vendors worldwide for ships spare parts, maintenance equipment, tools and supplies.
  • Maintain an adequate spare parts inventory of systems, subsystems, and component parts needed by users.
  • Worked closely with vessel managers in a team structure, purchasing consumables and spare parts for vessels.
  • Maintained proper inventory levels for spare parts and work in process orders utilizing a computer-based software system.
  • Reviewed inventory turnover information and other data to determine the best location for spare parts.
  • Managed the equipment, spare parts and material purchasing for a local craft brewery.
  • Coordinated foreign and domestic shipping of capital equipment, warranty items and spare parts.
  • Purchased plant machinery spare parts per BOM to insure correct amount always on hand.
  • Receive and process requests for materials, equipment, spare parts from departments.
  • Spare parts, electrical parts, safety equipment, tools, and metal.
  • Created detailed and organized spreadsheets for daily spare parts and purchasing reports.
  • Keep maintenance spare parts room clean and in compliance with safety rules.
  • Collaborate with Aftermarket buyers maintaining accurate pricing for production spare parts.
  • Procured and expedited spare parts required for commercial airlines.
  • Processed AOG orders with Commercial Spare Parts Department.
  • Expedited instruments and proposals for spare parts.
  • Analyzed, ordered, and budgeted all maintenance spare parts for Panasonic, Universal Inst, and Teradyne equipment.

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5. Customer Service
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Here's how Customer Service is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Worked directly with Operations to develop a structured schedule and visibility on shortages to production and customer service/ account managers.
  • Corresponded with over 75 commercial, government and civilian contractors and companies with excellent customer service and professionalism.
  • Provided customer service on a daily basis to include escalation to upper management for immediate resolution.
  • Maintained high customer service level with minimal inventory.
  • Provide excellent internal/external customer service.
  • Assisted office manager with AP, AR, customer service, and order entry.
  • Confirmed connector build dates with implant scheduler and quoted ship dates to customer service.
  • Provided positive customer service with internal and external clients on a daily basis.
  • Coordinated with departments and vendors to resolve customer service issues.
  • Exchange purchasing information with employees and customer service reps.
  • Assist shipping and customer service departments when needed.
  • Perform Customer Service as needed and on weekends.
  • Exercised exemplary customer service to employees and vendors.
  • Handled customer service for internal and external clients.
  • Provide a high level of customer service.
  • Account Representative - emphasis on customer service to student loan borrowers Due Diligence Representative - emphasis on collecting delinquent student loans
  • Participated in the development of operational changes to improve customer service and vendor Relationship management.
  • Key accomplishments Improved and monitor internal and external customer service levels of satisfaction by 80% in a 6 month period.
  • Assured customer service levels were at a high satisfaction by serving urgent request in a timely way.
  • Source new suppliers and venders to improve pricing and better customer service.

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6. Raw Materials
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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Provide procurement support to manufacturing operations, assuring cost-effective procurement of Capital and Raw Materials goods through the purchasing cycle.
  • Earned reputation for locating raw materials not previously available to manufacturing.
  • Procure raw materials from internal process control requisitions.
  • Purchased and maintained raw materials used for manufacturing.
  • Procured raw materials and performed inventories.
  • Worked with 20+ vendors to procure raw materials, as well as print and packaging materials, monitoring contractual obligations.
  • Negotiate price, volume, quality, and consignment with suppliers for Raw Materials, Colorants, and Packaging.
  • Procured ten million dollars of packaging and raw materials for five manufacturing facilities across six categories.
  • Directed the procurement of raw materials and finished goods for manufacturing, distribution and service departments.
  • Coordinate and track transportation of raw materials to warehouse to ensure production does not stop.
  • Insured timely procurement of raw materials while keeping raw material inventory cost to a minimum.
  • Placed orders from domestic and international suppliers for raw materials, equipment, and supplies.
  • Eliminated charges by scheduling on time deliveries for all raw materials in the facility.
  • Assisted in developing an inventory control process for all raw materials.
  • Order raw materials and schedule daily deliveries utilizing supply chain strategies.
  • Obtained import approval for raw materials shipped from Japan.
  • Placed, scheduled and priced orders of raw materials.
  • Input all of the raw materials, pricing, and freight charges into the tables under each supplier.
  • Insured all raw materials arrive in a timely manner.
  • JOB DESCRIPTION: Purchased all raw materials.

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7. Procedures
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Here's how Procedures is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Manage inventory quantities, research and obtain new vendor resources negotiated economical purchasing procedures and best raw material pricing.
  • Process Prosthetic consults in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations, VA Acquisition Regulations and local policies and procedures.
  • Work with manufacturing vendors ensuring proper procedures are followed during manufacturing process to meet all Coast Guard requirements.
  • Reviewed purchasing procedures and recommended revisions, additions and/or deletions to meet current requirements.
  • Experience utilizing local policies and procedures pertaining to prioritizing and desk management.
  • Purchased material as directed by management in accordance with policy and procedures
  • Authored the procurement process documentation and vendor on boarding procedures.
  • Ensured all procurement activities within Gila County adhered to ARS statues and County Policies & Procedures.
  • Applied micro-purchase procedures to procure over 450 items with zero discrepancies and 100% customer satisfaction.
  • Meet with new and existing vendors to discuss changes in procedures, operations, and needs.
  • Created procedures to ensure suppliers reply with confirmation of order and problems.
  • Implemented procedures for document filing & retention within the purchasing role.
  • Developed, and implemented policies and procedures for procurement and training.
  • Performed a variety of activities, which involve standard procedures.
  • Implemented new processes and procedures for special order commodities.
  • Train new purchasing agents on all procedures.
  • Advised suppliers on procurement policies and procedures.
  • Created Purchasing Procedures and Policies.
  • Schedule and conduct regular meetings with several departments * Create and implement formal forms, processes and procedures.
  • Monitored monthly reports to ensure the accuracy of monies being distributed per centers policies and procedures.

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8. Inventory Levels
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Here's how Inventory Levels is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Run and review inventory reports for ordering ingredients/material per production schedule and inventory levels and or any changes.
  • Guaranteed each Distribution Center had appropriate inventory levels by processing and reviewing purchase orders.
  • Monitored inventory levels in warehouse and processed all scrap disposition parts.
  • Determined optimal inventory levels in order to improve inventory turns.
  • Maintained adequate inventory levels adjusting to seasonal trends.
  • Optimized inventory levels according to sales forecasts.
  • Monitored inventory levels on a weekly basis.
  • Maintained accurate inventory levels and ordering on a just-in-time basis, ensuring bills of material were entered on the mainframe accurately.
  • Established inventory levels & economic order quantities for all warehouse items improving manufacturing process time by up to 50%.
  • Set up KANBAN and VMI processes with suppliers to maintain on time delivery, quality and cost effective inventory levels.
  • Verified inventory levels, and created purchase orders from requisitions by following purchasing procedures and approval metrics in SAP.
  • Maintained the inventory levels for 327 materials available in the Department of General Services' Commodity Distribution Center.
  • Acted as a liaison between the warehouse group and purchasing group to assist with maintaining proper inventory levels.
  • Analyzed inventory levels, material demand and suppliers to optimize production, availability, cost and lead time.
  • Analyze and continuously improve the material forecasting/planning to maintain goals and objectives for inventory levels and turns.
  • Managed and maintained finished goods inventory levels to ensure 98% or better customer service levels.
  • Reorder points, analyzed inventory levels, and inventory turns based on usage and sales forecasts.
  • Maintained 50% inventory levels for four weeks' future demand.
  • Balance excess inventory levels, maintain order points quarterly.
  • Document imaging, item processing Shipping and receiving, forklift, manage courier services Maintained warehouse inventory levels

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9. Inventory Control
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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Maintained accurate inventory control, prepared merchandise for shipment, labeled and restocked received goods.
  • Evaluated computer hardware and implemented a new computerized inventory control program.
  • Maintained accurate stock and inventory control records.
  • Implemented a computerized inventory control system.
  • Performed inventory control and replenishment weekly.
  • Developed and maintained inventory control.
  • Warehouse deliveries and inventory control.
  • Established processes and procedures for handling new business inquires, receiving shipments, inventory control and purchasing methods.
  • Established an Inventory Control System that incorporated inventory parts on the assembly floor for improved cost controls.
  • Assist with inventory control on a monthly basis to include physical counts and variance reconciliation.
  • Inventory control, determining correct levels of stock to insure profit and turns.
  • Use bar code scanning equipment and appropriate tagging equipment for inventory control purposes.
  • Supervised 11 subordinates to maintain inventory control and manage bill of material.
  • Manage inventory control which includes daily tracking and scheduling.
  • Promoted to Purchasing Agent and Inventory Control Manager.
  • Provide inventory control using the bar code system.
  • Updated the AS400 inventory control system daily.
  • Inventory control was major duties of purchasing.
  • Prepare and update daily inventory control.
  • Price negotiations - Inventory control - Purchasing lumber, millwork - Scheduling special millwork orders

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10. Cost Savings
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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Performed reverse engineering, reduced machine components and tolerances, generated cost savings.
  • Achieved 3% cost savings and reduction of the management fee on 5 year maintenance service contract, Awarded December 2005.
  • Sourced components with distributors; achieved cost savings of $200K (11%) over the last 12 months.
  • Assisted manufacturing in setting up a complete tool crib coordinated on time delivery with vendors providing cost savings.
  • Lead of cost savings initiative: resourcing suppliers and negotiation of contracts, projected 2016 savings $860K+.
  • Generated approximately $18K to $24K annually in cost savings by negotiating discounted pricing with suppliers.
  • Negotiated improved pricing resulting in average cost savings of $2,300 monthly on the major commodities.
  • Cost savings of 5-10% annually were also achieved as a result of this program.
  • Identify cost savings and presenting analysis s to the Purchasing Director for approval to process.
  • Designed tracking system for mill complaints, supplier performance, and cost savings using Excel spreadsheets
  • Ensured $1 million in cost savings through aggressive contract negotiations and sourcing new suppliers.
  • Obtained a 7% year over year cost savings through Should Cost Modeling and TCO.
  • Established global price agreements for UK and US to achieve 10% cost savings.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and implement projects with the greatest cost savings potential.
  • Strive to meet a 2% quarter over quarter cost savings.
  • Developed large inventory buys to create cost savings.
  • Provided monthly report on cost savings to management.
  • Identify and pursue cost savings opportunities.
  • Achieved 25% procurement cost savings.
  • Obtained annual cost savings of approx.

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11. MRP
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Here's how MRP is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Review MRP results for all specified purchased finished products for designated distribution centers.
  • Implemented new inventory/MRP system to oversee multiple storage and production locations.
  • Reviewed MRP requirements daily for new customer requirements.
  • Improved inventory accuracy by 12% through personnel retraining, stockroom and receiving consolidation and control in implementing MRP access limitations.
  • Reviewed daily SAP MRP requirements and scheduled the work centers, leveling the load to meet customer demand.
  • Ensured material availability to meet product schedule using MRP system (material resource planning).
  • Facilitated with the implementation of an MRP II system, which included computerized purchasing.
  • Analyze, interpret, and order supplies and parts based on MRP system.
  • Maintained the AS400 MRP System by adding or removing inactive, obsolete items.
  • Performed all duties for MRP services to achieve optimal inventory levels.
  • Designed and developed spread sheets to simulated MRP reports.
  • Utilized JD Edwards MRP System for all Inventory Planning.
  • Managed Materials Requirement Planning (MRP).
  • Purchased parts as needed referencing MRP.
  • Rescheduled deliveries using weekly MRP reports.
  • Utilize MRP system (Alliance).
  • Utilized an MCS-3 MRP II system.
  • Manage the purchasing process including: * MRP's, PO process, confirmation, negotiation, among others.
  • Implemented Kanban in a purchasing environment that did not have a MRP system.
  • Analyze resultant MRP purchase reports and place orders for MRP generated requirements as needed from the assigned vendors.

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12. Logistics
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Here's how Logistics is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Coordinated logistics across multiple locations worldwide, ensuring necessary materials and personnel are located and available where needed.
  • Manage relationship with vendors and negotiate pricing Content Manager & Global Distribution Logistics
  • Acknowledged as unofficial company logistics manager.
  • Direct communications with suppliers of products ordering as well as helping a bit on logistics like arrange and booking of containers.
  • Analyze all aspects of corporate logistics to determine the most cost effective and efficient means of transporting products or supplies.
  • Managed purchases and logistics/transportation issues for parent company, including over $40 million annually in industrial equipment and spares.
  • Coordinated the logistics of the deliveries with the Nurseries, Project Directors, Foremen, Landscape Architects and General Contractors.
  • Work in all areas of Logistics such as shipping and receiving as well as inventory and warehouse management.
  • Work with SQE, Engineering, Logistics, Sales and Program Management at the Plant and Corporate Level.
  • Provided support to the marketing and logistics team in order to develop new concepts and supervised inventory levels.
  • Coordinate with Logistics group on overseas freight savings through consolidation of USA and Philippine-bound cargo from Korea.
  • Communicated logistics with domestic and overseas vendors as well as internal sales, planning and operations departments.
  • Handled the logistics of purchasing for all trims, including fabrics to produce garments for our clients.
  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports and exports, or customer issues.
  • Participate in Logistics projects by managing new initiatives as they arise.
  • Handled logistics for special order truckloads and internal company orders.
  • Manage logistics, routing and customs challenges.
  • Create policies and procedures for logistics.
  • Coordinated management of inventory and logistics procurement to ensure efficient supply of headquarters and affiliates in a timely manner.
  • Conducted materials invoicing with "Grief's" upon verification against purchase orders and updated the logistics information in SAP.

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13. Supplier Quality
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Here's how Supplier Quality is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Performed supplier negotiations to meet cost and margin targets, monitored supplier quality performance and expedited deliveries as necessary.
  • Communicated supplier quality issues and work towards resolution engaging quality, engineering, and manufacturing engineers.
  • Monitored supplier quality and delivery performance while working with companies for continual improvement and cost reductions.
  • Invoice verification and receiving reconciliations to resolve issues related to the supplier quality or pricing discrepancies.
  • Reduced supplier base, improved delivery performance and supplier quality.
  • Coordinate supplier quality complaints and corrective actions.
  • Resolved supplier quality and delivery issues.
  • Collaborated closely with supplier quality, metallurgy, and design engineering to resolve issues and implement lean solutions.
  • Participated in supplier quality meetings to ensure quality issues are resolved to prevent gaps in supply.
  • Assisted supplier quality on supplier audits, which provided feedback to suppliers on their quality system.
  • Increased supplier quality performances to 99%, and improved timing of deliveries to 98%.
  • Participate in the resolution of RMA's, supplier quality issues, and other vendor problems.
  • Managed supply and demand, schedules, supplier quality, delivery and financial performance.
  • Qualify all vendors, perform supplier quality audits as dictated by corporate.
  • Assigned purchase orders, tracked cost and inspected supplier quality of materials.
  • Developed and supplier quality and delivery rating system with team members.
  • Resolve Supplier quality issues, PO accounting issues and problem receipts.
  • Review supplier quality documentation for compliance with AC7004.
  • Audited outside vendors and supplier quality systems.
  • Worked closely with supplier quality on resolving nonconformance issues, which improved scrap, quality, and lead-times.

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14. MRO
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Here's how MRO is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Managed, purchased, and negotiated raw materials necessary to support production requirements as well as MRO and non- inventory items.
  • Created successful MRO program, negotiated with vendors for bulk discounts and finding the lowest cost material within quality standards.
  • Negotiate MRO and raw material commodity purchases ensuring high quality merchandise at the lowest possible cost.
  • Procured all materials and services (MRO items, electrical, janitorial, outside services)
  • Complete responsibility for all 17,000 MRO inventory items for entire facility value at $5.3M.
  • Negotiated, planned, and purchased packaging, raw, and MRO supplies.
  • Managed the purchases of Raw materials, Finished Goods products and MRO supplies.
  • Source new vendors for MRO needs to obtain cost savings for the business.
  • Ordered MRO items and raw materials for Aiken and Dominican Republic Plant.
  • Purchased all material needed for production of OEM end product & MRO.
  • Tasked with maintaining inventory for all of production needs for MRO parts.
  • Handled all MRO purchases and suppliers; which were approx.
  • Acted as the MRO Department Supervisor staff of three.
  • Inventory control of parts needed for MRO project.
  • Managed inventory and purchasing for all MRO supplies.
  • Created monthly usage reports and bi-annual MRO inventories.
  • Perform weekly purchasing of all MRO.
  • Negotiate and purchase all MRO items.
  • Purchased all raw material, sub-contracts, electrical, MRO, machine tooling, to build special machines and automation.
  • Negotiated and administered contracts; castings, machining, fabrication, electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, and MRO.

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15. Data Entry
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Here's how Data Entry is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Directed administrative and financial operations relating to purchasing including accounts receivable, data entry, records management, and reporting.
  • Demonstrated track record of handling data entry/retrieval functions on computerized system ultimately creating orders transmitted via internet or electronic fax.
  • Maintain purchasing and inventory database by performing data entry using a computer.
  • Maintained materials and product costing also data entry of all material inventory.
  • Provided data entry for incoming and outgoing inventory.
  • Manage personnel payroll documentation and data entry.
  • Started with the company as a Data Entry Clerk; accepted a full-time position after completing a 5-month contract.
  • Handle Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Scheduling of Service Technicians and Data Entry.
  • Completed data entry, tracked resumes and maintained the applicant tracking system.
  • Used software for bills of lading input and record keeping data entry.
  • Reduced errors by 85%, issuing procedures and data entry audits.
  • Assist with the data entry of Inventory materials into MP2 System.
  • Trained new employees on multiple programs and data entry software.
  • Input daily data entry of requisitions in Great Plains software.
  • Managed 3 assistants who performed data entry functions.
  • Maintain data entry and inventory records.
  • Review and approval of Headend preventative maintenance expenses and data entry of all related invoicing into CrossForms facilities database for reporting.
  • Managed steel inventory Purchased MRO supplies Data entry (Closing of jobs, entered labor, scrap, etc.)
  • CONTRACT POSITON) Accurately enter vendor purchase orders using Ariba System, processed orders using JD Edwards ordering system Data Entry
  • Purchased all inventory Expediting of orders Data entry File maintenance Multi-line phone system Assisted in annual inventory

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16. Inventory Management
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Here's how Inventory Management is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Implemented new inventory management methods, resulting in approximately 85% decrease in inventory loss and eliminated over stocking.
  • Optimize Supply Chain by consolidating suppliers, resulting in efficient, cost effective inventory management.
  • Streamlined product line with improved ordering & tracking data for better inventory management.
  • Reviewed product brand substitutions and alternative methods of inventory management to decrease spending.
  • Managed two stockrooms including redesigning inventory management, storage, and ordering.
  • Inventory management, including monthly and annual physical inventory.
  • Coordinated cross-functional teamwork between Purchasing Department and Inventory Management.
  • Document operational procedures for purchasing and inventory management systems.
  • Improved inventory management by commencing monthly cycle counts.
  • Redesigned and implemented new computerized inventory management program.
  • Supervised and coordinated the SAP system in purchasing, inventory management and finance in the Bureau of Supplies and Surplus.
  • Trained 300 Commonwealth employees in the SAP computer system in the modules of inventory control and inventory management.
  • Established Lean Inventory Management software project, yielding $150,000 in annual cost savings while enhancing customer service.
  • Implemented Kan Ban inventory management system which helped reduce inventory variance by 90%.
  • Complete part and supply inventory management-for internal use as well for customer base.
  • Trained and supervised four (4) staff members in inventory management techniques.
  • Assist with inventory management and other duties as requested.
  • Aided in development and implementation of offsite inventory management process.
  • Inventory Management Responsible for a dedicated list of materials with an annual spend of over 10 million dollars.
  • Improved the communication, workflow and inventory management in each region supported.

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Here's how ERP is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Maintained customer satisfaction by closely monitoring specifications and providing overseas counterparts with detailed program information and requirements.
  • Developed perpetual inventory identification systems reducing the need for cycle counts and physical inventories.
  • Tracked and scheduled receipt of inventory allowing perpetual flow of distribution.
  • Developed, modified and/or interpreted performance standards.
  • Reviewed and generated purchase orders using the AMOS (ERP) System to procure goods and materials for vessels.
  • Interpreted contract provisions for contractors and for the Coast Guard and provided appropriate advice and guidance.
  • Generated reports that compiled and interpreted actions and dollars spent to compare previous periods.
  • Processed A/P for purchase requisitions and vendor invoices in the Sage MAS90 ERP system.
  • Developed procedures for training end users on new Enterprise Management system.
  • Sustained sufficient levels of inventory to allow perpetual flow of WIP.
  • Purchased and helped to organize the attainment of CATERPILLAR machines parts.
  • Source vendors, interpreted requisitions, and wrote purchase orders.
  • Maintain all relevant information in ERP.
  • Use Quick Books Enterprise 08 Edition.
  • Inventory and Production Planning Resolved ERP system unit of measure discrepancies, increasing inventory accuracy.
  • Maintained records database in compliance with Records Retention Schedule using Versatile Enterprise Database Software.
  • Maintain, monitor Master Data; revise essential system planning data to ensure SAP ERP is effectively planning future requirements.
  • Assisted in ERP implementations by testing, documenting and reporting results to eCommerce group.
  • Developed Supplier Ecommerce catalogs and worked with ERP CPARS systems.
  • Implemented the ASK ManMan MRP related to stockroom inventory as part of the company's enterprise financial and manufacturing system.

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Here's how Delivery Schedule is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Expedited vendor delivery schedules, and advised management of any deviations from the original production schedule.
  • Ensured delivery schedules were met and any specific delivery instructions were followed.
  • Reduce on-hand inventory by restructuring delivery schedules and stocking agreements.
  • Coordinated a new delivery schedule for the replacement materials.
  • Maintained daily delivery schedule for job-site drivers.
  • Coordinate orders with respect to delivery schedules; lead times and with the local service centers and their management personnel.
  • Conferred with supplier to obtain quote for product or services such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.
  • Conferred with vendors to obtain medical products or services information, such as price availability, and delivery schedule.
  • Worked closely with outside assembly contractors to meet or exceed our 98% on time delivery schedule.
  • Generate purchase orders for finished products and include them in the delivery schedule for designated facilities.
  • Prepare and manage offers from beginning to end and prepare supplier contracts and delivery schedule.
  • Set delivery schedules, tracked progress and contacted clients and suppliers to correct problems.
  • Coordinated delivery schedules by working with outside PCB manufacturers using MRP system.
  • Verified accuracy of product lists, delivery schedules, project deadlines.
  • Negotiate costs, terms, rebates and delivery schedules with vendors.
  • Order and maintain delivery schedule of materials for numerous communities.
  • Monitor chemical levels, negotiate price and delivery schedule.
  • Matched purchase orders with invoices and verified delivery schedules.
  • Determine delivery schedule based on J.I.T.
  • Take lists over the radio, send out for availibilty, delivery schedules and best prices.

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19. RFQ
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Here's how RFQ is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Managed requests for proposals (RFP/RFI) and issued request for quotes (RFQ) to ensure competitive pricing.
  • Coordinated RFQ activity, using recently established preferred supplier list, leading to 15% reduction of supply base.
  • Analyzed and negotiated terms of RFQ s/PO s from vendors, suppliers and subcontractors for goods and services.
  • Initiated the RFQ process, analyzed and negotiated final pricing as well as lead times with suppliers.
  • Managed all aspects of RFQ, the competitive sourcing process, negotiating and awarding of contracts.
  • Solicited for oral or written quotes or issued requests for quotation (RFQ).
  • Prepared system generated purchase orders, supplier correspondence, and vendor RFQ's.
  • Review all requirements and place the necessary RFQ's, and Purchase Orders.
  • Prepare RFQ s, review and compare at list three suppliers proposals.
  • Initiate the RFP/RFQ process and develop sourcing recommendations based on relevant information.
  • Prepared RFQ s, analyze quotations and recommend purchase decisions.
  • Prepare RFQ for all potential stamping business and tooling.
  • Evaluated proposals for conformance to the RFQ.
  • Generated purchase contracts and RFQ's.
  • Prepare purchase orders and RFQ.
  • Execute the sourcing process (RFQ, RFP, negotiate price, lead time, service response agreements, etc.)
  • Prepared RFQ s for services, equipment and merchandise for procurements $25K and over.
  • Assist Procurement Manager with RFQ s and procuring build materials.
  • Performed all steps necessary to prepare and release RFPs or RFQs.
  • Issue RFQs and POs electronically using AMOS/ShipServe.

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20. Production Schedule
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Here's how Production Schedule is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Maximized production capacity by establishing, adjusting, and monitoring production schedules consistent with master schedules.
  • Created and implemented manufacturing production schedules to meet or exceed customers expected ship dates.
  • Worked closely with quality and production to ensure production schedule requirements were fulfilled.
  • Scheduled and prioritized production schedule to optimize resources and meet customer commitments.
  • Negotiated 70 plus contracts and coordinated logistics for timely delivery to meet Demand Flow production schedules.
  • Worked with production and engineering staff to ensure components arrived on time to meet production schedules.
  • Schedule, planned, purchased and expedited materials to provide the production schedule on time.
  • Schedule material demands and work order completion dates in system to support production schedule.
  • Inspect and receive all incoming components and issue to meet production schedules.
  • Implemented Just in Time Shipments with the production schedule.
  • Prepared and maintained database with weekly print production schedule.
  • Distribute production schedules or work orders to departments.
  • Expedite all purchase orders to meet production schedule.
  • Worked closely with project estimators and production scheduler to ensure that all materials needed for production were available and onsite.
  • Monitored and expedited open purchase orders Coordinated with buyer, planner, and supplier base to meet production schedules.
  • Procure specified commodities to support the Master Production Schedule for a configured device family of sellable products.
  • Corresponded time and production schedule wiith customers on a daily basis using Microsoft Outlook.
  • based on the production schedules.
  • tracked all inbound materials and equipment; coordinated production schedules; forecasted field procurement requirements; and supported warehouse team.
  • Worked closely with engineering personnel on launching new product start up, as well as discontinuing production schedules.

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21. ISO
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Here's how ISO is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Work with supervisors and management daily on reduction of inventory.
  • Contacted location managers and department supervisors to assess requirements.
  • Served as liaison between vendors/customers and contracting officer.
  • Represented business unit at weekly system advisory meetings.
  • Saved company more than $36K in liability by detailed documentation of a contamination episode at company's largest account.
  • Assist in ensuring that products and services are in accordance with International Organization for Standards, ISO 9001.
  • Planned all products and served as a liaison between the plant, its customers, and its vendors.
  • Selected by CFO as the agency liaison to work contractors on renovation of the administrative buildings.
  • Create Purchase Orders from Maintenance Zone Planners, Department Supervisors and Engineering ensuring accuracy.
  • Performed site visits at key vendors per ISO standards and procedures.
  • Ensured implementation of ISO procedures and standards at all levels.
  • Implement and adhere to ISO 9002 policies and procedures.
  • Acted as purchasing agent and LAN administration liaison.
  • Represented HR at quarterly CX Advisory Board meetings.
  • Analyze bids for comparison and approval.
  • Act as a liaison with client, vendor, and third parties verifying appropriate approval and confidential status.
  • Appointed as liaison with BP Client personnel for the six drum Coker unit in Whiting, IN.
  • Served as technical expert and principal procurement advisor in supporting customers advance acquisition planning activities.
  • Obtain purchasing orders from supervisors .Verify purchase requisitions from supervisors.
  • Mark of Excellence GM Parts Advisor Certification (90th percentile), Hazmat, Fork Lift Certification

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22. Delivery Dates
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Here's how Delivery Dates is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Maintained an excellent relationship with raw material vendors ensuring delivery dates for materials ordered supported the ever changing production schedule.
  • Maintained domestic and international shipments of inventory and non-inventory products in order to meet scheduled and projected delivery dates.
  • Monitored and reviewed purchase order in order to prioritized and schedule effective and concise delivery dates.
  • Contacted vendors with overdue estimated delivery dates.
  • Provided updated statuses and estimated delivery dates.
  • Establish good working relationships with vendors through personal and telephone contact; discuss and resolve problems regarding delayed delivery dates.
  • Communicated to requesting division the status of existing orders to ensure various department deadlines and delivery dates were met.
  • Prepared and sent purchase orders, communicated with vendors to ensure the availability and delivery dates of goods.
  • Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential suppliers.
  • Maintained constant communication with branches regarding purchase order status, delivery dates and potential ricks of procured parts.
  • Review 90 day backlog report to ensure delivery of suppliers products would meet customers requested delivery dates.
  • Communicated directly with vendors through email and telephone to ensure error free orders and timely delivery dates.
  • Prepare and submit Purchase Requests to suppliers and ensure availability and delivery dates.
  • Run expedite reports and contact vendors on all items with past delivery dates.
  • Track orders and confirm system lead times, delivery dates, and costs.
  • Assisted customers with payment P2P, delivery dates and expedited orders.
  • Utilize MRP system to control inventory and coordinate delivery dates.
  • Coordinated with various vendors to move delivery dates up.
  • Monitored schedule of dates necessary to achieve requested delivery dates for each job according to pre-established parameters.
  • Negotiate pricing with all venders and terms, along with delivery dates.

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23. Cycle Counts
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Here's how Cycle Counts is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Conducted daily/weekly cycle counts to ensure inventory levels are accurate.
  • Performed weekly cycle counts and adjusted inventory quantities accordingly.
  • Performed daily cycle counts for inventory accuracy levels.
  • Managed inventory levels to ensure less than 5% variance between stated and actual inventory by conducting daily cycle counts.
  • Performed Cycle Counts and Inventory on a daily, quarterly, and monthly basis for proper accountability of items.
  • Analyzed production needs, used MRP system, and participated in inventory stock counts and cycle counts.
  • Communicate with DC's to resolve inventory issues such as shortages, overages and cycle counts.
  • Worked closely with Warehouse Manager insuring accuracy of cycle counts and discrepancies and Supplier returns.
  • Perform periodic cycle counts necessary to maintain the integrity of the perpetual inventory.
  • Make recommendations regarding physical inventories and Cycle counts and develop action plans.
  • Manage accuracy of perpetual inventory on-hand balances through daily cycle counts.
  • Perform cycle counts to ensure the accuracy of the inventory.
  • Managed and controlled weekly cycle counts and annual audits.
  • Managed inventory for those supplies by performing cycle counts.
  • Analyze and control perpetual inventory, conduct cycle counts.
  • Scheduled cycle counts and reconciled count discrepancies.
  • Perform cycle counts for inventory control.
  • Perform physical cycle counts on inventory.
  • Cycle counts and quarterly inventory.
  • Research results of cycle counts to ensure non-reoccurrence of problem areas.

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24. On-Time Delivery
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Here's how On-Time Delivery is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Created purchase orders and reviewed late/open order report daily to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Confirm and expedite orders for on-time delivery for scheduled machine manufacturing.
  • Created and implemented an expediting procedure to assure on-time delivery.
  • Monitored shipments to guarantee on-time delivery.
  • Negotiated prices with vendors, arranged expedited shipping, and tracked orders to ensure on-time delivery to meet company needs.
  • Managed and maintained purchase price variance, on-time delivery, quality and other performance metrics on a monthly basis.
  • Analyzed and utilized the manufacturing database (MANMAN) to assure on-time delivery and shipment of product.
  • Establish capacity planning controls, vendor and manufacturing lead times, and achieved 95% on-time delivery.
  • Expedited on-time delivery of vendor materials, increasing the company's on-time production and product distribution.
  • Coordinated logistics for on-time delivery of materials to drilling rigs and other oil and gas locations.
  • Expedite production material shortages for daily shortage meeting; push suppliers to maintain on-time delivery schedules.
  • Provided material to production to help support 90% or higher on-time delivery.
  • Provide follow-up status for on-time delivery and handle data for Quality Metrics.
  • Contacted suppliers to ensure on-time delivery and status of aerospace parts.
  • Improved on-time delivery of product by 10% each year.
  • Worked with shippers and agents confirming on-time delivery of products.
  • Issue purchase orders and assure on-time delivery of all merchandise.
  • Evaluated vendor's quality, on-time delivery and performance.
  • Maintained On-Time Delivery (O.T.D.)
  • Managed relations with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery, best pricing and KELLY BLANKENSHIP [ ] | [ ] prompt invoicing.

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  • Developed and maintains satisfactory relationships with vendors, service suppliers and internal customers adhering to corporate objectives and ethics guidelines.
  • Worked with both internal customers and vendors to perform day-to-day activities for Procurement and Vendor Management.
  • Partner with internal customers and align purchasing functions with broader organizational goals and objectives.
  • Maintain a productive and positive relationship with external vendors and internal customers.
  • Collaborated with internal customers to establish material requirements and service expectations.
  • Contacted internal customers to verify order information.
  • Maintained internal website with abstracts of our National Agreements, contact information, and relevant web links for our internal customers.
  • Procure quality product, raw and assembled materials and provide superior customer service to both internal customers and external suppliers.
  • Worked closely with internal customers to ensure they had correct information to submit purchase orders for their managers' approval.
  • Provide global supply management with the needs of the organization's external and internal customers and the supply chain.
  • Negotiated contracts, prices, and services from suppliers and vendors; prepared purchase orders for internal customers.
  • Supported key internal customers; Production, Research & Development, Accounting, Quality and Manufacturing Engineering departments.
  • Worked with suppliers and internal customers to identify, establish, and maintain priorities for the supplier.
  • Improved the impact of purchasing of internal customers and delivering significant cost and savings.
  • Provided support for all hardware and software product and pricing information for internal customers.
  • Provide resolution on the status of any supplier delivery issues to internal customers.
  • Processed orders for stores and internal customers via the PeopleSoft system.
  • Provided KPI reporting to internal customers and maintained the supplier database.
  • Create and nurture relationships with vendor partners and internal customers.
  • Analyzed all data pertaining to bids to determine best choices for internal customers.

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26. Bid Proposals
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Here's how Bid Proposals is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Review requisition and specifications to obtain competitive quotations from vendors; analyzed bid proposals to determine lowest and best bidders.
  • Formulated policies and procedures for bid proposals and solicited bid proposals for subcontracted work.
  • Reviewed bid proposals and negotiated contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
  • Prepared purchase orders, solicited bid proposals and reviewed requisitions for finished goods and raw materials to be machined in house.
  • Prepared and reviewed bid proposals Worked with Safety Manager on a daily bases to find better and more cost effective PPE.
  • Review requisitions for goods and services, develop specifications for bidding process, execute bid proposals and prepare purchase orders.
  • Draft bid specifications and requests bid proposals from vendors to select best price and service.
  • Corresponded with US Air Force and Navy contractors and submitted bid proposals for various projects.
  • Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services.
  • Prepare bid packages, evaluate bid proposals, select subcontractors/ suppliers and finalize bidding process.
  • Compiled request for quotes and bid proposals according to stringent guidelines and project specifications.
  • Created bid proposals for potential clients and composed bid letters to generate new business.
  • Created multiple spreadsheet programs using Microsoft Excel to assist estimators in the bid proposals.
  • Formulate policies and procedures for bid proposals and procurement of goods and services.
  • Reviewed bid proposals, collated data and made recommendations to school districts.
  • Receive and review bid proposals and negotiate pricing within budget limitations.
  • Reviewed bid proposals, negotiated contracts, vendor review and evaluation.
  • Reviewed Bid proposals and performed Cost Analysis.
  • Prepared quantity take offs, estimates of cost, bid proposals, budgets, schedules of values and submittals.
  • Supervised staff of three Processed bid proposals for Day Care Centers Approved Purchased Orders Received from Day care Centers Distributed Supplies

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Here's how RFP is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Support Corporate Purchasing, Community Services, and Power Plants with developing RFQ's and RFP's for implementing Long-Term Contracts.
  • Issued RFP s to support new products, plan for security of supply and to ensure competitive industry alignment.
  • Support RFP activity that included source recommendations, evaluations on price concessions, technology merits and suppliers performances.
  • Analyze service proposals in response to RFP's (request for proposals) to support maintenance and operations.
  • Created the following programs: Purchasing Card, Travel Agency, Car Rental and RFP Bidding.
  • Prepared Bid Packages for competitive proposals with comprehensive bid analysis and RFP and RFI coordination.
  • Assisted engineers and estimators to prepare RFP's to obtain rotor and hub parts.
  • Negotiated optimal pricing with vendors through complex RFP (Request for Proposal) process.
  • Executed the RFP Process to secure the provider for the Ambulance Service Contract.
  • Negotiated with vendors and set RFP's in purchasing database.
  • Develop and qualify new suppliers, RFP and RFB processes.
  • Top Performer for Company Wide RFP Cost Reduction Initiative.
  • Issued RFP, RFQ (solicitations) providing T&C's & FAR Clauses.
  • Create bid packages/RFP's and negotiate pricing and contracts to build single and multi-family homes at projects throughout Southern California.
  • Communicate with vendor reps. to obtain RFP's (Request for Proposal), for bid solicitation and samples.
  • Sourced quality suppliers, created and distributed RFPs, evaluated bids and negotiated contracts.
  • Prepared and distributed Request for Proposals (RFPs) for contractor's response.
  • Assist in Pre-proposal meetings for Request for Qualifications (RFQ), Request for Proposal (RFP).
  • Review and respond to legal portions of RFPs, RFIs and other solicitation documents.
  • Prepared RFPs, RFQs and RFIs, analyzed and approved proposals.

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28. Capital Equipment
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Here's how Capital Equipment is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Purchased all materiel and capital equipment for in-house Aerospace machine shop and Commercial Assembly and Packaging Division.
  • Managed purchasing negotiations and contracts for capital and non-capital equipment and services.
  • Purchased various commodity lines including medical, capital equipment, and printing
  • Negotiated and managed international capital equipment purchases.
  • Selected and approved capital equipment expenditures.
  • Negotiate pricing of capital equipment expenditures.
  • Acquired capital equipment for facility's Transitional Care Unit, Cardiology, Operating Room and others.
  • Negotiate purchase of capital equipment in excess of several million dollars and resolve subcontractor issues.
  • Source, negotiates, and procures medical supplies, minor equipment, and capital equipment.
  • Manage all phases of the company's capital equipment (faxes / copiers).
  • Organized, scheduled, tracked materials and supplies, also capital equipment.
  • Create Acquisition authorization for Capital equipment (AR'S) whenever needed.
  • Purchased minor capital equipment and MRO supplies for the company.
  • Purchased commodities, capital equipment, and MRO items.
  • Worked with OEM's on various capital equipment orders.
  • Included purchasing/leasing over $20M and ordering capital equipment.
  • Purchased all capital equipment including IT and MRO supplies.
  • Supply and capital equipment procurement for a multiple facility system, while proving project management, process improvement and analytical skills.
  • inventory, shop supplies, and capital equipment and maintain good vendor relations.
  • Initiate RFQs (request for quote) to vendor base for capital equipment/pharma processing equipment.

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29. Corrective Action
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Here's how Corrective Action is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Monitor excess and obsolescence issues, update organizational item specifications and ensure Materials Review Board accuracy with corrective actions.
  • Monitored and implemented corrective action on supplier potential late deliveries and on excess/slow moving materials.
  • Documented need for corrective actions in purchasing log addendum for supplier performance information.
  • Administered rewards or corrective action as needed in performance management.
  • Monitor suppliers contract performance to oversee corrective actions.
  • Recommend corrective actions as required.
  • Confer with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action.
  • Investigate and take appropriate corrective action for returned merchandise, maintains tracking information for credits and/or rebates due and received.
  • Discussed defective or unacceptable goods with quality control personnel and vendors, and then pursued corrective action with suppliers.
  • Engaged with cross-functional teams for vendor improvement activities and took corrective action with vendors to resolve parts repair issues.
  • Analyze daily inventory balances by item and location to reveal issues and initiate corrective action.
  • Initiate claims by obtaining credit on defective goods with the supplier and take corrective action.
  • Communicate defective or unacceptable goods with vendors from overseas and take corrective actions.
  • Investigate work process non-compliance, determining root cause and recommending corrective action.
  • Determined source of trouble and took corrective action.
  • Send letters of Non-conformance and corrective action.
  • Maintain corrective action as needed.
  • Contacted suppliers to arrange return of incorrect, damaged, unordered and/or excess materials and provided corrective action suggestions.
  • Conferred with staff, users, and vendors resolving defective goods or services and implimented corrective action.
  • Investigate nonconformance or any quality issues for purchased materials, process RTVs and follow up on supplier corrective actions.

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30. Computer System
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Here's how Computer System is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Assisted with the implementation of a new computer system, reorganized purchasing area, and eliminated inventory overstocks.
  • Processed requisitions, clarified specifications, and generated purchase orders in computer system.
  • Worked on reports that measured low stock of items, corrected warehouse stock counts of material in computer system.
  • Compare packing lists to purchase orders to confirm receipt of appropriate items and enter receipts to computer system.
  • Update inventory and ordering computer systems to constantly reflect the most recent information and pricing.
  • Maintained inventory levels in Job Boss computer system through Min/Max reorder analysis and cycle counts.
  • Enter master production schedule into computer system and run MRP as required.
  • Operated PC and RF-based computer systems with a high level of accuracy.
  • Purchased all supplies for the hotel using a nation-wide accounts computer system.
  • Possess strong knowledge and skills of the basic computer systems and operations.
  • Assisted with the development of the customized computer system and input data.
  • Receive and price items into the computer system.
  • Helped train employees in new computer system.
  • Managed maintenance of the computer system.
  • Utilized AS 400 computer system.
  • Enter data into computer system.
  • Maintained computer inventory accuracy to avoid back orders Received orders through the computer system after check-in by the receiving department.
  • Input of purchase orders and receipt of materials Input inventory and material costing into Corporate Computer System.
  • Worked in computer systems such as Mas 500, eRequester, and Cisco.
  • Trained 15 employees for new computer system, Brightree.

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31. Product Lines
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Here's how Product Lines is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Produced Microsoft Excel job shortage reports for managed product lines allowing prioritization of production schedule for maximum efficiency.
  • Improved profitability through introduction of new products and discontinuation of stagnant product lines.
  • Increased product lines and established inventory levels to maximize revenues.
  • Performed tactical procurement responsibilities for five product lines.
  • Managed supplier relationships and database to leverage best cost, delivery, and quality, for established and new product lines.
  • Worked with R&D, Customer Service and Production departments to support material requirements needed to launch new product lines.
  • Work in conjunction with sales and marketing departments to establish and/or adjust initial order quantity forecasts for new product lines.
  • Continue education on changes to current product lines, new vendors, and growing trends in the industry.
  • Managed favorable price negotiations with multiple vendors, and procured radial/bias tire product lines to meet N.A.
  • Act as liaison between vendors and customers to ensure a timely response and delivery of product lines.
  • Negotiated a $370K combined cost savings across 3 product lines through resourcing new suppliers.
  • Communicated daily with Sales Team and Owners for effective support regarding vendor/product lines.
  • Updated system pricing and product files for the 140 product lines assigned.
  • Created forecast for product lines under management and purchased to plan.
  • Perform cost analysis on various product lines and generate system reports.
  • Contributed to the continual improvement of existing product lines.
  • Purchased raw materials used to manufacture various product lines.
  • Worked with CEO to establish new product lines.
  • Developed and managed first Aggregator relationship for company which produced 2 new product lines: Compaq and IBM.
  • Purchased and managed inventory on over 250 product lines, over 7,000 SKUs.

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32. JIT
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Here's how JIT is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Purchased raw materials and managed all inventory levels using JIT manufacturing practices.
  • Negotiated terms, ISO quality standards, best pricing and on time delivery for JIT (Just In Time) components.
  • Interfaced with suppliers, freight forwarders to ensure JIT delivery; interfaced with staff, and management to resolve discrepancies.
  • Tripled key product line turns and reduced inventories 30% through JIT supplier contracts and innovative minimum buy programs.
  • Reduce inventory costs (JIT) by receiving goods on an as needed basis in the production process.
  • Involved with an inventory reduction program to improve plant efficiency through JIT principles on major production lines.
  • Handled all aspects of JIT steel purchasing and material management for desirable delivery schedules.
  • Qualified several vendors for key components under KANBAN programs and improved JIT production.
  • Coordinated shipping and receiving schedules to meet our JIT inventory requirements.
  • Scheduled and issued computerized PO's for all JIT components.
  • Arrange JIT delivery schedule according to customer s production plan.
  • Instituted JIT replenishment reducing lead times form 8-weeks to 3-weeks.
  • Assisted in setting up new inter structure using SAP/MMS/JIT.
  • Coordinated JIT material flow for ten different product lines.
  • Ensured JIT deliveries to ensure that 9 manufacturing locations had components needed to meet customer schedules Managed relocation program for new employees
  • Managed the day to day purchasing function for electronics board shop Develop JIT inventory system with major raw material suppliers.
  • Order following product lines: Storagetek, Kodak, Fujitsu, Bell & Howell, HP Optical & Media.
  • Maintain inventory materials, replenishing inventory, shortages, backorders, cross-docking, planning material delivery dates and JIT.
  • Worked in a JIT environment with Pyxsis and warehouse stock.
  • Procure electronic assembly items for JIT Manage parts/assemblies for outsourcing Inventory Control Analyst Manage inventory of over 2,000 items for assemblies.

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Here's how Special Projects is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Participated in special projects, assignments and initiatives.
  • Job responsibilities: purchasing, expediting, computer spreadsheets, special projects, answering telephones and special projects
  • Participate with all levels of associates on special projects, providing updates as the project progressed.
  • Collaborated with Director of Supply Chain and CFO on special projects and other issues as needed.
  • Assisted Contract Administrators on special projects and helped negotiate pricing to keep projects within budget.
  • Attended project progress and claims negotiations meetings, and performed special projects as requested.
  • Enforce policies at all times, especially when handling special projects and unusual requests.
  • Assisted buyers on special projects focused on cost reduction initiatives and process improvements.
  • Worked with IT on special projects to resolve systemic breakdowns in process.
  • Worked closely with special projects team for formation of planning/performance team.
  • Assisted with special projects as needed by General Manager and CEO.
  • Assist to the General Manager in different kind of especial projects.
  • Worked with purchasing manager and purchasing agents on special projects.
  • Cut purchase orders for expense items and for special projects.
  • Reported to the President of the company for Special Projects.
  • Planned and executed special projects as assigned by Manager.
  • Opened to special projects as needed by executives.
  • Support the Procurement department with special projects.
  • Run special projects and other administrative jobs.
  • Maintained and replenished stock levels for main distribution warehouse Investigated stock discrepancies Maintained relationships with domestic vendors Assisted supervisor with special projects

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Here's how Physical Inventory is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Served as company coordinator of all physical inventory level exercises for both Delaware and Pennsylvania branches.
  • Coordinated physical inventory, cycle counts and inventory reconciliation.
  • Performed physical inventory counts to ensure proper inventory accuracy.
  • Maintained physical inventory to identify shortages and long-lead items.
  • Organized and directed annual physical inventory.
  • Conducted a weekly physical inventory.
  • Conducted monthly physical inventory counts.
  • Inventory control - maintain stock levels to ensure order fulfillment and adjust physical inventory in accounting system.
  • Assisted in new raw material sourcing projects and managed and performed physical inventory and cycle counts.
  • Managed IT hardware and software assets to verify that physical inventory was reflected in Remedy database.
  • Perform bi- annual physical inventory for 6 branches and all service vehicles.
  • Processed month end physical inventory value calculation via Excel for accounting.
  • Coordinated End of Month (EOM) and Physical Inventory analyses.
  • Assisted with yearly physical inventory and shipping and receiving.
  • Participated in mid and year-end year physical inventory counts.
  • Manage on hand physical inventory in multiple branches.
  • Create cycle counts for physical inventory.
  • Assist with monthly physical inventory count.
  • Assisted Purchasing Manager/ Materials Manager with maintaining inventory counts at yearend physical inventory.
  • cycle counts, physical inventory, inventory transfers and adjustments).

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Here's how Customer Orders is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Reviewed new customer orders and requests and manually entered data into a centralized database.
  • Communicated incoming customer orders and instructions to production and shipping personnel.
  • Expedited orders as needed to accommodate unpredictability of customer orders.
  • Provided production backlog of complete jobs to designated customer orders.
  • Determine required inventory for Production manager customer orders.
  • Planned and procured materials required to produce customer orders, both military and commercial, and ensured their timely delivery.
  • Generated purchase orders to maintain stock levels and fulfill customer orders following a just in time inventory strategy.
  • Expedited rush orders received in shipping area to appropriate stations to complete rush customer orders.
  • Research and purchase MTO and raw material items as needed for production and customer orders.
  • Performed quality control processes on customer orders and prepared mask cards for production manager.
  • Coordinate and track the arrival of all materials needed to manufacture customer orders.
  • Prepare purchase and customer orders by verifying parts specification and price.
  • Managed customer invoicing, shipping arrangements, and customer orders.
  • Follow customer orders through to shipment and invoice payment.
  • Specialized in customer orders for clientele.
  • Processed quotes and entered customer orders.
  • Fill customer orders from stock.
  • Analyzed competitive quotes Generated customer orders, manufacturing orders and pick lists.
  • Procured all products required for customer orders excluding Pella.
  • Key Achievements: Managed a seven-person department responsible for purchasing $15 million for inventory and non-stock customer orders.

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36. Product Quality
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Here's how Product Quality is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Developed and implemented cost control measures to reduce raw material costs without sacrificing product quality.
  • Selected vendors/suppliers based on product quality, budget requirements, reliability, delivery schedule.
  • Organized procurement records including items purchased, costs, delivery and product quality.
  • Prepared purchase orders or bid requests, and maintained record of items, costs, delivery, product quality and inventory.
  • Maintained procurement records, such as products and services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality, performance and inventories.
  • Provided feedback to management on vendor performance and product quality in order to assist them with future purchasing decisions.
  • Maintain manual and computerized procurement records, such as purchased costs, delivery period, product quality and functionality.
  • Maintain procurement records, such as new items, costs, warehouse records maintenance, and product quality.
  • Interfaced with customers and suppliers ascertaining product quality, price and the ability to meet specifications and deadlines.
  • Negotiate prices, delivery, product quality, and payment terms with vendors and place the purchase orders.
  • Obtained bids from vendors for quoted projects and awarded contracts based on product quality, price and availability.
  • Review and evaluate product quality, supplier qualifications manufacturing capability, lead time, contractual issues and pricing.
  • Assisted in the design and instruction of a company-wide SPC program to improve product quality.
  • Managed department of 70 employees to consistently fulfill outgoing demand and maintained product quality.
  • Worked with Receiving and the branches to resolve any product quality issues that arise.
  • Source products domestically and internationally to reduce cost, improve product quality and service.
  • Sourced vendors to maximize product quality and line variety while minimizing expenses.
  • Communicate proper specifications to vendors to maintain incoming product quality .
  • Researched and sourced new large parts vendor that reduced overall costs while improving product quality.
  • Analyze Sales Activity Monitor Consumer & Marketing Trends Development of Pricing Strategies Recognize Product Quality

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37. Competitive Pricing
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Here's how Competitive Pricing is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Responded to fluctuations in sales volume during retail back-to-school and holiday seasons with competitive pricing changes and appropriate inventory management.
  • Secured competitive pricing for government and commercial contracts, ensuring blue print specifications and quality assurance regulations were met.
  • Research & evaluate suppliers based on competitive pricing, quality, support, availability, & production/distribution capabilities.
  • Coordinated with consultants to source domestic and international suppliers; secured competitive pricing on inventory and raw materials.
  • Solicited bid proposals to prospective suppliers to ensure competitive pricing and delivery.
  • Received procurement assignments in the form of purchase requisition for competitive pricing.
  • Request quotations to ensure competitive pricing and evaluate product standards for quality.
  • Analyze price proposals, financial reports, & sales/forecast data to determine competitive pricing, negotiations, & best sourcing options.
  • Saved more than $1M/year in materials costs by sourcing and negotiating competitive pricing for a new production facility.
  • Negotiate contract terms with suppliers, manage supplier relationships while continuing to poll the market for competitive pricing.
  • Result: Saved $12,000 annually through competitive pricing and shorter lead times while keeping quality standards.
  • Negotiated with vendors for competitive pricing and served as main point of contact for end users.
  • Interact with vendors, contact reps for broken equipment, improper shipments/damages, competitive pricing.
  • Obtain and compare quotes to find most competitive pricing for all goods.
  • Procure three bids for all requisitions to ensure competitive pricing.
  • Research alternate sources to ensure competitive pricing.
  • Worked with vendors to secure competitive pricing.
  • Sourced new vendors that provided competitive pricing.
  • Created purchase orders from field requisitions Tracked all materials to construction sites Negotiated competitive pricing with electrical distributors
  • Manage material purchases and resource allocation for projects Stock, organize, and maintain warehouse Obtain competitive pricing for materials and equipment

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38. Electronic Components
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Here's how Electronic Components is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Purchased electronic components from manufacturers and distributors for use in single board computers used in military and commercial applications.
  • Procured electronic components for rocket armament management computer used on attack helicopters and ground systems.
  • Procured electronic components for monitoring, data processing and communications sectors of company.
  • Worked closely with engineering and quality for alternate electronic components.
  • Packaged electronic components for domestic and international shipping.
  • Purchased military electronic components under DAR/FAR regulations.
  • Contract Purchasing Agent/Consulting Globally procure $1 million annually of switches, labels, electronic components, supplies/services from 150 vendors.
  • Expanded the company's offerings with the ability to supply IBM with raw materials and electronic components used in manufacturing.
  • Quote, purchase and reschedule electronic components and hardware via and MRP system for full production and prototype runs.
  • Secure bids for electronic components, boards and chips required to maintain adequate inventory and special orders.
  • Purchased all electronic components, machined parts, cables, plastic molding and printed circuit boards.
  • Purchased electronic components and supplies used in R & D Engineering environment for electronic X-Ray machines.
  • Provided procurement of electronic components, hardware, custom fabrications, MRO and supplies as required.
  • Purchased manufacturing parts; Sprockets, bearings, hydraulic and electronic components to assemble flagship product.
  • Purchased all electronic components, machined and mechanical parts, including sub assemblies.
  • Purchased electronic components, wire, cable, and sheet metal enclosures.
  • Purchased electronic components, resistors, diodes, and capacitors.
  • Purchased electronic components, printed circuit boards, metal stampings and plastic moldings.
  • Managed $2.5M Kanban program for passive electronic components and fasteners.
  • GENERAL DYNAMICS, Fort Worth, TX Buyer - Electronic Components Purchased electronic components for F-16 production and other various programs.

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39. A/P
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Here's how A/P is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Identified/resolved A/P problems, prioritized customer requirements while maintaining continuous improvements.
  • Performed as back-up to administrative employee responsible for payroll, A/P, general ledger and bank reconciliation of multiple bank accounts.
  • Worked with A/P and Receiving Department to reconcile Purchase Orders, Bills of Lading and Invoices.
  • Developed excel spreadsheets to assist with the A/P reporting of Procurement Match Errors (PME).
  • Worked closely with A/P and S/R to ensure accuracy and provided approval for payments.
  • Worked with A/P on daily basis to resolve all issues on RNI and INR.
  • Monitored all incoming monies to ensure accuracy to A/P statements and purchase orders.
  • Worked closely with the accounting team / conducted general ledger coding for A/P.
  • Work with accounting (A/P) to verify any discrepancies on invoices.
  • Issue and confirm purchase orders, material receipt, A/P Dept.
  • Maintain high level of accuracy for A/P and audit purposes.
  • Matched invoices to receiving and enter A/P vouchers.
  • Match invoices to Purchase Orders and code for A/P
  • Approved A/P invoices and freight charges for payment.
  • Reconcile supplier delivery receipts and A/P discrepancies.
  • Resolve receiving, A/P and MRB issues.
  • Created monthly spend reports for the Purchasing Department Produced monthly A/P & A/R reports.
  • Resolve backorders, shipment problems and A/P discrepancies.
  • Lead team that resolved over [ ] in A/P issues.
  • Researched products for Pressroom, Shipping and Safety Departments * Assisted A/P with reconciliation.

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40. Quickbooks
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Here's how Quickbooks is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Verified, approved and posted invoices into QuickBooks to effectively minimize accounting errors and avoid over payments.
  • Developed and updated QuickBooks templates.
  • Process purchase orders, invoices, shipping, and receiving with the use of QuickBooks.
  • Update all Radio Shack franchise point of sale and QuickBooks Pro client/server.
  • Generate IPR's & procure critical & non-critical parts in QuickBooks.
  • Process all orders and invoice all orders in QuickBooks.
  • Updated QuickBooks Items list, chart of accounts etc.
  • Locate vendors of materials by using Intuit QuickBooks Manufacturing.
  • Received and processed purchase orders using QuickBooks programs.
  • Maintain all accounting functions in QuickBooks program.
  • Assist with any QuickBooks questions or issues.
  • Work with QuickBooks and Word Perfect.
  • Experienced with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Stocked, organized, and monitored warehouse operations using QuickBooks and Coreflex inventory programs.
  • Operate & utilize Excel, Access, Word, QuickBooks & Eops Data Base computer applications.
  • Create invoices reflecting client's bill for service provided to them using QuickBooks.
  • Update pricing and vendor information, reports and general information in Quickbooks.
  • Received inventory into the Quickbooks system as received with or without bill.
  • Headed financial reporting system conversion from QuickBooks to Deltek.
  • Create and process Purchase Orders using Peachtree Accounting system and Quickbooks.

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41. Ensure Compliance
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Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Perform price reasonableness/analysis and file documentation to ensure compliance with Federal and Corporate regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Manage overall governance regarding operational support of all vendors, while monitoring vendor performance to ensure compliance.
  • Monitor product import or export processes to ensure compliance with regulatory or legal requirements.
  • Coordinate and supervise evaluation committees to ensure compliance with procurement policies and procedures.
  • Monitor vendor and product performances to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.
  • Worked with internal departments and management to devise and maintain site budget as well as ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley regulations.
  • Partnered with Finance to ensure compliance with accounting policies and J SOX procedures in resolving issues with unpaid invoices.
  • Coordinate with oversea agencies to ensure compliance with applicable federal and or state laws, regulations, etc.
  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes.
  • Prepare, review and execute purchase requisitions and purchase orders to ensure compliance with Purchasing Policies.
  • Participate in internal audits, and vendor reviews to ensure compliance with supply chain processes.
  • Monitored and followed up with vendors to ensure compliance with schedules and corporate requirements.
  • Reviewed purchase orders for other Purchasing Agents to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Monitor progress to ensure compliance with NIH purchasing policy and standards.
  • Interfaced with government audit agencies GAO to ensure compliance.
  • Worked with active vendors to ensure compliance.
  • Oversee vendor contracts and ensure compliance.
  • Evaluated purchases to ensure compliance with all Federal Regulations and company Policy regarding quality, documentation, and traceability.
  • Liasoned between field/project managers and subcontractors/vendors to resolve pricing & scheduling issues and to ensure compliance with scope of work.
  • Contract Administration: Evaluate supplier performance and ensure compliance with contract terms.

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42. Sales Representatives
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Here's how Sales Representatives is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Trained junior production planners and sales representatives on company processes.
  • Implemented inventory control and coordinated meetings with sales representatives.
  • Interacted with customers and sales representatives.
  • Enter claims for faulty merchandise against the manufacturer via the sales representatives and follow through on facts of issue.
  • Ordered parts for high-efficiency filters * Talked to sales representatives * Shipped hazardous material * Worked with plant employees
  • Scheduled training of vendors with engineering, outside sales representatives, and purchasing for new products and applications.
  • Worked Closely with Sales Representatives to negotiate for lower prices saving approximately $26,000.00.
  • Assisted sales representatives, processed drop ship orders and followed up with vendors.
  • Meet with supplier sales representatives to keep open communication between the companies.
  • Negotiated with sales representatives and suppliers for special pricing/lead times on orders.
  • Created pricing strategies for sales representatives and key customers.
  • Assisted with daily calls supporting customers and sales representatives.
  • Worked with vendors, outside processing, sales representatives.
  • Worked with manufacturers direct, and sales representatives.
  • Managed 250 sales representatives across the United States.
  • Established new vendors and met with sales representatives.
  • Provide office support for 45 sales representatives.
  • Managed group of 40 sales representatives.
  • Procured lowest price components from major manufacturers and broker markets while maintaining quality standards and supporting sales representatives.
  • Coordinated with Pulte Sales Representatives and Construction Superintendents on a daily basis.

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43. Vendor Performance
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Here's how Vendor Performance is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Monitored vendor performance, and coordinated business improvements with suppliers to meet company goals and objectives.
  • Developed vendor performance reports and analyzed all supplier quotes on orders exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars.
  • Established vendor rating systems to evaluate and monitor vendor performances.
  • Monitored vendor performance to ensure competitive cost and quality performance.
  • Evaluated company-approved sources, engineering specifications and vendor performance.
  • Analyze and evaluate vendor performance quarterly.
  • Evaluated vendor performance and professional services.
  • Monitor vendor performance to ensure orders are shipped and received by requirements set by the company.
  • Run daily reports to ensure that products are on time and rate vendor performances.
  • Tracked vendor performance in compliance with on time delivery, quality and contract terms.
  • Evaluate vendor performance and track supplier compliance to negotiated terms and delivery dates.
  • Maintained monthly records of total purchases, vendor performance and customer service levels.
  • Evaluated vendor performance on delivery of equipment and supplies to meet construction schedule.
  • Monitor vendor performance on contractual issues pertaining to price and performance.
  • Monitored open purchase orders for on time delivery and vendor performance.
  • Maintained records to track and evaluate vendor performance.
  • Maintain vendor list and reviews vendor performances.
  • Conducted ongoing review of vendor performance.
  • Review current vendor performance: Lead Time, Price, & Order Accuracy - Qualify new vendors.
  • Review vendor performance and negotiate pricing to ensure best products/services at market cost.

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44. Payment Terms
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Here's how Payment Terms is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Negotiated payment terms and productivity commitments with international suppliers.
  • Send batches of invoices to accounts receivable in time to receive negotiated discounts and meet payment terms.
  • Negotiated with suppliers to attain quality, price, payment terms, and delivery terms as needed.
  • Work with suppliers to negotiate & improve payment terms, creation of new suppliers in System.
  • Created rebate program and negotiated payment terms with key vendor resulting in $40,000 in savings.
  • Negotiated with vendors regarding pricing, quantities, shipping(FOB), and payment terms.
  • Issue request for quotations from approved suppliers, negotiate price, delivery and payment terms.
  • Negotiated terms and conditions with suppliers including pricing, payment terms, and volume discounts.
  • Coordinate with Finance department to ensure payment terms are in accordance with contract requirements.
  • Assist with customer payment terms, verify payments have been received and process credits.
  • Negotiated purchase prices, volumes and payment terms with suppliers.
  • Negotiated prices and payment terms by telephone or in person.
  • Calculated shipment mileage, freight rates, and payment terms.
  • Worked with vendors to negotiate pricing and payment terms.
  • Negotiate payment terms and pricing with all vendors.
  • Renegotiated payment terms with dozens of suppliers.
  • Negotiated agreements and payment terms with suppliers.
  • Work with vendors on payment terms.
  • Negotiate payment terms with vendors.
  • React to customer requests * Prepare invoicing per payment terms

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45. BOM
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Here's how BOM is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Decreased processing and turnaround time to get orders process in SAP system, sent to vendor, and shipped to Bombardier-Learjet.
  • Worked with Engineers and Project Managers to make sure BOM and blueprints were correct before ordering high dollar components.
  • Coordinate product changes utilizing New Parts Planning Application (NPPA), BOM change reports and ECN/ECR reports.
  • Work along with Engineers and Project Managers to generate BOM and work orders needed for testing procedures.
  • Created new part numbers, BOM and pricing is up to date.
  • Scrub BOM's and do cost analysis for new projects.
  • Check and release drawings/ BOM to the manufacturing floor.
  • Worked extensively with QAD, including creating the BOM.
  • Managed build of materials (BOM).
  • Worked with engineering on BOM development.
  • Furnished requested BOM's, Specs and ECN's to suppliers.
  • Participate in weekly production meetings to discuss pressing issues, priorities, inventories, BOM, demand and/or timeline inconsistencies.
  • Reduced build schedule by 50% by restructuring BOMs to ensure stable inventory of raw materials.
  • Created new parts in SAP and ensured accuracy of Bill of Materials (BOMs).
  • Reviewed customer urgencies including AOG and compared to BOM for aftermarket parts.
  • Performed item setups, including BOM's, routings and costing.
  • Prepare BOMs for quotation to engineering group.
  • Created new part #' and BOM's for each product in production.
  • Used information systems such as JOBBOSS and RTMS to generate Bill of materials (BOM'S} and Purchase orders.
  • Check with Expeditors to upload sboms into BPS for receipt.

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46. Place Orders
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Here's how Place Orders is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Place orders verifying vendor is active in Central Contractor Registration (CCR) for all orders except Credit Card purchases.
  • Answer phones, make daily calls to vendors to place orders, check product availability and contract pricing.
  • Manage Capital Projects with vendors to place orders, while ensuring prompt delivery and setup of equipment.
  • Maintain a minimum on hand inventory to prevent any shortages when customers would place orders.
  • Request quotes, place orders and confirm shipments using phone, E-mail or fax.
  • Place orders with suppliers and expedite delivery of materials to meet production requirements.
  • Compare prices, specifications, delivery dates and place orders with suppliers.
  • Manage controlled inventory levels via reports, and place orders when necessary.
  • Place orders and ensure product is shipped according to deadlines.
  • Place orders with Co-packers and schedule deliveries as needed.
  • Place orders and manage twenty suppliers across varied commodities.
  • Quote prices for raw materials and place orders.
  • Place Orders according to the customer's needs.
  • Contacted vendors to place orders.
  • Create PO's and place orders of up to $150,000 in materials.
  • Place orders via phone, web, and fax.
  • Project future rooted and un-rooted plants requirements and place orders for estimated amounts, order and post receiving of all plants.
  • Worked closely with Installation and service managers to place orders for materials to meet project requirements in a timely manner.
  • Place Orders from vendors Purchase raw material for special project.
  • Contacted vendors for price quotes Forward requisitions to vendors to place orders Assisted with various office functions

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47. Unacceptable Goods
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Here's how Unacceptable Goods is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Resolved defective or unacceptable goods by determining source and implementing corrective action.
  • Assisted Quality Department with returning defective or unacceptable goods to vendor.
  • Terminated contracts due to equipment poor performance or unacceptable goods/services.
  • Resolved defective/unacceptable goods or services and determined corrective actions.
  • Discussed defective/unacceptable goods or services with quality control personnel.
  • Discussed defective or unacceptable goods with quality control personnel and vendors, determined source of trouble, and took corrective action.
  • Review defective or unacceptable goods with inspection, quality control and vendors to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.
  • Meet with receiving, quality assurance and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action.
  • Communicated with Quality Assurance, Sales and Suppliers on issues concerning defective or unacceptable goods and resolved delivery issues.
  • Resolve receiving discrepancies, such as defective or unacceptable goods or services, with company and supplier personnel.
  • Discussed directly with customer about defective or unacceptable goods to determine source of trouble and took corrective action.
  • Discussed defective and unacceptable goods and services with inspection and quality control personnel, users and vendors.
  • Discussed defective and unacceptable goods with quality control personnel, vendors and set-up returns of defective part.
  • Discussed defective and unacceptable goods in accordance with printing industry and purchasing standard law.
  • Discussed defective or unacceptable goods or services with management personnel, users and vendors.
  • Communicate with vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods.
  • Collaborated with projects and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine correctiveaction.
  • Expedite delivery, discuss and resolve unacceptable goods.Maintain document control files for all projects, ongoing and complete.
  • Resolve an issues with defective or unacceptable goods or services thru quality control personnel.

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48. Special Orders
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Here's how Special Orders is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Communicated with vendors regarding back order availability, future inventory and special orders.
  • Sourced and processed material for special orders with Customer Service department
  • Place special orders for customers, as well as keeping weekly inventory for the two main warehouse.
  • Proposed alternative products when available, substantially reducing the number of special orders and reducing processing costs.
  • Create special orders for customers and ensure the warehouse is fully stocked with popular items.
  • Procured, managed pricing and delivery schedules with outside vendors for customer special orders.
  • Interfaced with sales personnel and vendors to insure special orders were processed properly.
  • Get quotations for special orders (non-stock items) and custom printed items.
  • Assisted 10 Outside Salesmen, retrieving pricing for individual items and special orders.
  • Entered shipping data, maintained price data and placed special orders.
  • Planned and managed purchasing for stock, special orders and e-commerce.
  • Worked with employees and vendors for special orders or requests.
  • Create and receive purchase orders for stock and special orders.
  • Purchased all inventory required for stock and special orders.
  • Purchased special orders per customer's request.
  • Called vendors to place special orders.
  • Assist customers with Special Orders.
  • Filled special orders for customers.
  • Supervised production line workers to ensure special orders and repair orders were properly completed in a timely manner.
  • Take special orders from customers and ensure they receive the correct material in a timely manner.

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49. Service Contracts
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Here's how Service Contracts is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Reviewed, prepared purchase requisitions and service contracts assuring compliance to laboratory policy and procedure.
  • Coordinated bidding and awarding process of renovation projects and maintenance service contracts.
  • Managed records associated with service contracts.
  • Negotiated and managed service contracts.
  • Manage procurement related to maintenance/service contracts, Lab Supply and Service Contracts on an annual basis, including issuing purchase orders.
  • Analyzed requisitions, requested bids, and negotiated with suppliers for all MRO material purchases and service contracts.
  • Negotiated and prepared service contracts and Statement of Work (SOW) agreements.
  • Performed cradle-to-grave contract related functions for various types of supply and service contracts.
  • Conducted negotiations of quality, price, delivery, and service contracts.
  • Point of contact for technical issues related to commodity and service contracts.
  • Receive and review all requisitions and service contracts for completion.
  • Negotiated service contracts with suppliers and managed accounts payable to suppliers
  • Created service contracts for servicing of forklifts and propane usage.
  • Performed procurement of supply, services and annual service contracts.
  • Negotiated terms and conditions with respects to service contracts.
  • Provided technical support of business clients under service contracts.
  • Review and maintain all service contracts and agreements
  • Negotiate and enact supply and service contracts.
  • Negotiate pricing, payment terms, new products, capitol equipment, building, vending and equipments service contracts.
  • Worked with Engineering and Sales in developing new products Negotiated service contracts for company.

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50. Financial Statements
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Here's how Financial Statements is used in Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Created monthly financial statements, profit-sharing statistics, and other restricted reports for management.
  • Prepared monthly investment graphs using PowerPoint and assembled financial statements for court appointed Trustees.
  • Review quarterly/year-end financial statements to identify potential areas of improvement and cost savings.
  • Monitor expenditures and reconcile expenses back to financial statements.
  • Calculate, prepare, and issue bills, invoices, account statements, and other financial statements according to established procedures.
  • Generate monthly, quarterly or annual financial statements and reports detailing paid and unpaid invoices and other accounts receivable activity.
  • Prepared, examined, and analyzed accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports.
  • Prepared bank deposits, reconciled bank statements, prepared financial statements, audited ledger accounts.
  • Prepared financial statements and reports, including the profit and loss statement and balance sheet.
  • Review financial statements to ensure we maximize spending patterns and costs on a national level.
  • Assisted A/P with purchase orders and monthly closing of record books and financial statements.
  • Prepare and disburse monthly financial statements to the appropriate staff for review and revisions.
  • Prepared accurate financial statements at end of the quarter.
  • Assist with month-end closing and year end financial statements.
  • Developed cost estimates and created pro-forma financial statements for prospective land purchases.
  • Maintain vendor documentation, invoices, acknowledgements and financial statements.
  • Executed the compilation and quantification of working papers and monthly financial statements for the materials department audit team.
  • Prepared daily, weekly, and monthly production summaries and financial statements for management's review.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Purchasing Agent

Purchase Orders

21.0%

Vendor Invoices

15.9%

Office Supplies

15.8%

Spare Parts

7.1%

Customer Service

5.4%

Raw Materials

5.2%

Procedures

4.8%

Inventory Levels

3.7%

Inventory Control

3.4%

Cost Savings

3.3%

MRP

2.0%

Logistics

2.0%

Supplier Quality

1.9%

MRO

1.7%

Data Entry

1.5%

Inventory Management

1.2%

ERP

1.2%

Delivery Schedule

1.0%

RFQ

1.0%

Production Schedule

0.9%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Purchasing Agent

Rank Skill
1 Purchase Orders 18.1%
2 Vendor Invoices 13.7%
3 Office Supplies 13.7%
4 Spare Parts 6.2%
5 Customer Service 4.7%
6 Raw Materials 4.5%
7 Procedures 4.2%
8 Inventory Levels 3.2%
9 Inventory Control 3.0%
10 Cost Savings 2.8%
11 MRP 1.7%
12 Logistics 1.7%
13 Supplier Quality 1.6%
14 MRO 1.4%
15 Data Entry 1.3%
16 Inventory Management 1.1%
17 ERP 1.0%
18 Delivery Schedule 0.9%
19 RFQ 0.9%
20 Production Schedule 0.8%
21 ISO 0.7%
22 Delivery Dates 0.7%
23 Cycle Counts 0.6%
24 On-Time Delivery 0.6%
25 Internal Customers 0.6%
26 Bid Proposals 0.6%
27 RFP 0.5%
28 Capital Equipment 0.5%
29 Corrective Action 0.5%
30 Computer System 0.5%
31 Product Lines 0.5%
32 JIT 0.5%
33 Special Projects 0.4%
34 Physical Inventory 0.4%
35 Customer Orders 0.4%
36 Product Quality 0.4%
37 Competitive Pricing 0.4%
38 Electronic Components 0.4%
39 A/P 0.4%
40 Quickbooks 0.4%
41 Ensure Compliance 0.4%
42 Sales Representatives 0.4%
43 Vendor Performance 0.4%
44 Payment Terms 0.4%
45 BOM 0.4%
46 Place Orders 0.4%
47 Unacceptable Goods 0.3%
48 Special Orders 0.3%
49 Service Contracts 0.3%
50 Financial Statements 0.3%
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