Purchasing Agent prepares, verifies, and places purchase orders based on business requirements. Monitors a system to maintain inventory levels and availability. Being a Purchasing Agent resolves issues related to inventory returns, replacements, and credit arrangements. Typically requires a high school diploma. Additionally, Purchasing Agent typically reports to supervisor or manager. The Purchasing Agent works under moderate supervision. Gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. To be a Purchasing Agent typically requires 1-3 years of related experience, or may need 0 years of experience with additional specialized training and/or certification.