Purchasing Agent Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

[email protected]

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Job Objective

To obtain a Purchasing Agent position in a company that provides an open environment with many opportunities for continuous growth.

Work Experience:

Purchasing Agent, May 2004 – Present

Think Energy Group, Nedrow, NY

  • Served as to develop, prepare, negotiate and advertise contracts and purchase orders.
  • Recommended price adjustments, deviation from contract terms, conditions, delivery schedules and changes.
  • Coordinated contract administration through acceptance and payment throughout the life of the contracts.
  • Maintained data on requisitions, orders and Supply Fund.
  • Monitored work in progress and assured timely accomplishment of assigned workload.
  • Executed purchasing strategies with suppliers including on-going negotiations, price management and day-to-day support of efficient supply chain operations.

Purchasing Agent, March 2002– April 2004

Invensys, Nedrow, NY

  • Represented a key role in the development and execution of multi-regional procurement strategies including supplier segmentation, bidding, cost analysis and inventory optimization.
  • Developed and maintained relationships with both internal customers and suppliers while aggressively driving to results that made company more competitive.
  • Managed day-to-day business activities to ensure achievement of annual goals.
  • Identified, gathered and analyzed internal and external intelligence such as market trends, supplier capabilities, specification data and customer requirements to optimize long-term purchasing decisions.
  • Determined and maintained optimal stock levels through active and effective interaction with warehouse personnel.

Summary of Qualifications:

  • In depth knowledge of good purchasing practices, contract law, procurement process, and supply chain management
  • Excellent understanding of general business processes ( supply chain, procurement planning, costing and finance)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, databases, various purchasing software
  • Proven track record of driving successful purchasing strategies
  • Skilled in interfacing with high level management of internal and external customers
  • Ability to professionally communicate with internal and external customers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Amazing ability to multi task and show attention to detail
  • Ability to plan work and work independently


Associate Degree in Accounting, Mayland Community College, Spruce Pine, NC