Our client is looking for a Buyer/Purchasing Agent to join their team onsite in Ft. Mill, SC. The main function of a buyer is to purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. A typical buyer is responsible for buying goods and services for use by their company or organization.
Buyer/Purchasing Agent Responsibilities
Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability and other relevant factors.
Purchase the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct amounts.
Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services.
Buyer/Purchasing Agent Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in finance or a related business field required.
0-2 years finance related experience required.
Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, negotiation skills and interpersonal skills.
Ability to analyze financial reports, price proposals and other technical data.
Ability to accurately document and record customer/client information.
Ability to predict consumer buying patterns.
Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to purchasing.
Knowledge of supply chain management.
Previous experience with computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.
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