Purchasing Agent

Purchasing Agent

job details:

  • location:Farmingdale, NY

  • salary:$22 - $25 per hour

  • date posted:Thursday, November 15, 2018

  • experience:Experienced

  • job type:Permanent

  • industry:Administrative and Support Services

  • reference:S_705662

  • questions:Janine. Indrigo@randstadusa. com631-427-1096

job description

Purchasing Agent

Be a part of an award winning team! We are looking for an experienced Purchasing Assistant to help support our Procurement team. Please read on to learn more about our company and the Purchasing role!


Verifies purchase requisitions by comparing items requested to master list; clarifying unclear items; recommending alternatives.

Forwards available inventory items by verifying stock; scheduling delivery.

Prepares purchase orders by verifying specifications and price; obtaining recommendations from suppliers for substitute items; obtaining approval from requisitioning department.

Obtains purchased items by forwarding orders to suppliers; monitoring and expediting orders.

Verifies receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered; resolves shipments in error with suppliers.

Authorizes payment for purchases by forwarding receiving documentation.

Keeps information accessible by sorting and filing documents.

Provides purchasing planning and control information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.

Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.

Accomplishes purchasing and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Supply Management, Tracking Budget Expenses, Vendor Relationships, Organization, Customer Service, Documentation Skills, Supply Management, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Manufacturing Quality, Cost Accounting, Control Engineering






Minimum of 2 years of purchasing experience is required

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office is required

Ability to work overtime when required

Polished presentation with strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, ?especially? Excel, Outlook) and Google Drive Able to manage time effectively, set priorities and meet deadlines

Strong analytical and detail-oriented aptitude


Strong organizational and administrative skills

Excellent communication and organizational skills

Always connected, always accessible

Ability to learn and adapt to change

Please apply or send your resume directly to Janine. Indrigo@Randstadusa. com

Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Randstad. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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