ROC #111176, 111170, 289783, TDLR 38128

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DP Electric

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Purchasing Agent
Tempe, Arizona, United States - 85282

Job Overview

The Purchasing Agent is responsible for identifying suppliers, researching goods, materials, services and equipment, processing purchase orders, and verifies that all purchased items were successfully delivered. A successful purchasing agent will be able to critically assess suppliers, products, and services, and negotiate the best possible deals. Ultimately, an outstanding purchasing agent has a keen sense of business and maintains meticulous transaction records.


  • Researches and compares suppliers, goods, and services.
  • Selects the most suitable suppliers in terms of reliability, product quality, and cost-efficiency.
  • Monitors inventory levels and determines purchase needs.
  • Requests cost proposals and negotiates contracts and prices.
  • Quotes and tracks job material buy-outs.
  • Prepares and processes purchase orders.
  • Maintains records of all transactions, purchase orders, receipts, and payments.
  • Schedules and verifies purchase deliveries.
  • Builds and maintains positive, long-term supplier relations.


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, or a related field is preferred.
  • At least 2 years' experience as a purchasing agent or in a similar position.
  • Proficiency in CRM and inventory management software programs.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong organization and documentation skills.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.


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