Purchasing Agent at Hicksville, NY

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Purchasing Agent Job Responsibilities:


Obtains requirements by verifying, preparing, and forwarding purchase orders; verifies receipt of items; authorizes payment.


Job Summary

Responsible for buying goods, equipment, products, and services for companies. Negotiates the best deal for the company and ensures safe transportation of the product.


Primary responsibilities

  • Study sales record and prior company transactions.
  • Complete sales purchases, including equipment, machines, goods, and services for companies.
  • Find the highest quality goods possible by reading reviews and performing extensive research.
  • Study current inventory levels and determine what is needed.
  • Identify foreign and domestic suppliers and vendors.
  • Ask vendors for promotional prices and incentives.
  • Keep abreast of changes affecting both the supply of, and demand for, needed products and materials.
  • Consider price, quality, availability, reliability, and technical support when choosing suppliers and merchandise.
  • Have a working technical knowledge of the goods or services to be purchased.
  • Place orders and ensure product is shipped according to deadlines.
  • Accept bids and offers through Internet.
  • Negotiate and supervise supply contracts.
  • Purchase goods directly from manufacturers or from other wholesale firms for resale to retail firms, commercial establishments, and other organizations.
  • Determine which products will sell.











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