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Purchasing Agent

Company: Robert Half
Location: Glen Allen
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Description Robert Half is currently working with a client seeking a Purchasing Agent. The Purchasing Agent will be responsible for collaborating and negotiating with suppliers to purchase goods and services for the company. In this position you will be locating suppliers, researching goods, services and materials and processing purchasing orders. This is the Purchasing Agent position for you if you are a highly analytical and deadline oriented professional!

Key responsibilities

- Suggest cost proposals and negotiate contracts and prices

- Manage records of all transactions, purchase orders, receipts, and payments

- Research and compare suppliers, goods, and services

- Develop and submit detailed reports (revenues, buying expenditures, etc.)

- Oversee relationships with key suppliers to maintain compliance to terms of contracts, quality of goods, and timely delivery

- Process and prepare purchase orders

- Track inventory levels and decide on purchase needs

- Research supplier profiles and analyze offers Requirements - Degree in business administration, procurement, or a related field preferred

- Excellent research and analytical skills

- High school diploma or GED required

- Skilled in CRM, ERP, and inventory management software programs

- Skilled in communication and negotiation

- Strong documentation and organization skills

- Previous experience as a purchasing agent or in a similar position

We want you to contact us today if you have the proper skill set and are able to start asap!


Robert Half is the world's first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

Robert Half puts you in the best position to succeed by advocating on your behalf and promoting you to employers. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. Stay on top of every opportunity - even on the go. Download the Robert Half app and get 1-tap apply, instant notifications for AI-matched jobs, and more.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.3195. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals. Visit for more information.

- 2021 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/Disability/Veterans. By clicking "Apply Now," you're agreeing to Robert Half's Terms of Use ( .

Keywords: Robert Half, Richmond , Purchasing Agent, Sales , Glen Allen, Virginia

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