purchasing agent resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Professional Summary

Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

Resourceful Purchaser efficiently negotiates with vendors to process and create purchase orders to meet supply and demand. Functions under minimal supervision but also excels in team environments to attain sales goals and fulfill customer requests.

  • Materials Purchasing
  • Supplier Selection
  • Comparing Quotations
  • Purchasing Strategies Development
  • Business Correspondence
  • Telephone Management
  • Understanding Customer Needs
  • Courteous with Strong Service Mindset
  • Customer Account Management
Work History
05/2015 to Current
Purchasing Agent Owensboro Medical Health System Central City, KY,
  • Maintained complete documentation and records of all purchasing activities.
  • Communicated with vendors regarding inventory needs and negotiated prices to maintain profit margins.
  • Maintained consistent email communication with stores and suppliers to confirm and track orders and verify price revisions on purchase orders.
  • Communicated frequently with stores and vendors to manage orders and verify revisions on purchase orders.
  • Computed and created purchase orders in [System] to monitor stock levels, verify purchase requisitions and expedite customer orders.
  • Determined lowest possible cost, factoring in quality and reliability and negotiated favorable contracts.
  • Performed monthly reconciliation of open purchasing orders.
  • Reviewed proposals, qualified vendors and recommended optimal suppliers.
  • Managed vendor purchase order dispatch, delivery and invoicing to set contractual guidelines and maintain budgetary regulations.
  • Worked effectively with repair staff and parts providers, staying current on availability and service processes.
  • Gathered information through research and vendor inquiries to provide job estimates.
  • Scheduled [Number] jobs in average [Timespan] to meet [Type] project milestones.
  • Delivered exceptional customer service to every customer by leveraging extensive knowledge of products and services and creating welcoming, positive experiences.
  • Investigated and resolved customer inquiries and complaints quickly.
  • Delivered prompt service to prioritize customer needs.
  • Met customer call guidelines for service levels, handle time and productivity.
  • Received incoming shipments, compared contents against associated records and transmitted to proper department.
  • Monitored scheduled shipment dates to achieve timely delivery, expediting as necessary and communicating variances to customers.
  • Reviewed order data to verify transactions and shipping dates.
  • Planned, organized and managed work of subordinate staff to accomplish consistent work within organizational standards.
  • Directed investigations to verify and resolve customer or shipper complaints.
  • Coordinated schedules for optimal coverage of daily workload and adjusted quickly to changing demands.
08/1983 to 04/2015
Quotations Coordinator Graybar Electric Company, Inc. Waco, TX,
  • Gathered and organized materials to support operations.
  • Received and responded to customer requests via letters, emails, telephone calls and in-person interactions.
  • Entered data, generated reports and produced tracking documents.
  • Coached employees through day-to-day work and complex problems.
  • Managed filing systems for electronic and hard copy documents to keep organized records.
  • Answered customer telephone calls promptly to avoid on-hold wait times.
  • Answered constant flow of customer calls with minimal wait times.
  • Offered advice and assistance to customers, paying attention to special needs or wants.
  • Responded to customer requests for products, services and company information.
  • Provided primary customer support to internal and external customers.
  • Prepared estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing and scheduling work.
  • Provided accurate estimates by defining scope, timelines, potential setbacks and limitations.
  • Collected historical cost data to estimate costs for current or future products.
  • Utilized cost estimation systems to document project information, create estimates and revise project costs to reflect current data.
  • Calculated correct costs for project-specific goods and services by gathering information from team members, sub-contractors and vendors.
  • Maintained privacy and confidentiality of all information for existing and prospective clients to protect personal and business interests.
  • Determined project objectives, budgets and schedules by coordinating with clients and teammates and optimized plans to meet changing conditions.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Performed duties in accordance with applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
04/1982 to 08/1983
Cashier Cache Creek Casino Resort Brooks, CA,
  • Operated cash register for cash, check and credit card transactions with excellent accuracy levels.
  • Worked flexible schedule and extra shifts to meet business needs.
  • Promoted customer loyalty and consistent sales by delivering friendly service and knowledgeable assistance.
  • Reconciled cash drawer at start and end of each shift, accounting for errors and resolving discrepancies.
Expected in 06/1983 to to
High School Diploma:
Salisbury High School - Allentown, PA,

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School Attended

  • Salisbury High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Purchasing Agent
  • Quotations Coordinator
  • Cashier


  • High School Diploma

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