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Robert Half Purchasing Agent in Atlanta, Georgia

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

Major responsibilities

  • Track levels of inventory and own purchasing needs

  • Support maintenance of records of all transactions, purchase orders, receipts, and payments

  • Manage relationships with key suppliers to ensure quality of goods, timely delivery and compliance to terms of contracts

  • Perform research and then compare suppliers, goods, and services

  • Prepare and organize purchase orders

  • Inquire about cost proposals and negotiate prices and contracts

  • Assess supplier profiles and analyze offers

  • Complete detailed reports (revenues, buying expenditures, etc.) Requirements - Strong research and analytical skills

  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

  • Strong documentation and organization skills

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

  • Degree in business administration, procurement, or a related field preferred

  • Prior experience as a purchasing agent or in a similar position

If you have immediate availability and meet the qualifications, you may be the candidate we've been searching for and we encourage you to contact us today!


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.

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