Purchasing Agent

The Purchasing department is responsible for processing all orders that will be shipping from either manufacturer or distributor directly to the end user. The Purchasing team is responsible for working closely with our vendor partners and our internal/external customers in ensuring that all purchase orders are processed in a timely manner and billed correctly. The Purchasing Agent is responsible for buying products, providing product requirement guidance to Sales, and following through on fulfillment of each purchase. The Purchasing Agent will also be responsible to provide guidance and best business practices as well as negotiate pricing with vendor partners.



  • Purchase parts and products from distributors and manufacturers to fill customer orders and maintain inventory.

  • Have an in depth understanding of their product lines as well as purchasing processes.

  • Review and analyze purchase orders for the assigned product lines.

  • Qualify or reject with detailed directions all purchase orders.

  • Establish and maintain vendor partner relationships.

  • Work with partners as well as Sales to make necessary changes to purchase orders to fulfill those for our customers in a timely manner.

  • Explain important internal processes to our vendor partners and Account Managers.

  • Create processes with our vendor partners that align with our business.

  • Continually update the status of aging purchase orders, follow up with partners for information on scheduled shipments.

  • Maintain part # information within database, updating pricing and any additional product line instructions that need to be provided to Sales.

  • Negotiate pricing for achieve the best pricing discount.

  • Participate in conference calls with our vendor partners and our internal customers.

  • Responsible for flow of information from our partners.

  • Provide guidance to fellow coworkers and promote best business practices.

  • Maintain internal customer relationships with different departments by maintaining professionalism and courtesy when working with others.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or College Diploma.

  • 3 years Purchasing experience.

  • Demonstrated price negotiation and analytical skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact and present to all stakeholders including senior leadership.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • 1-2 years experience with AS400, Microsoft Word, Excel and email applications or equivalent. 

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Critical thinking and resourcefulness to solve problems with supply chain and inventory management.

  • Working knowledge of purchasing related accounting issues.

  • History of successfully working independently.

  • Ability to travel when required.