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Alternate job titles: Purchasing Agent | Ordering and Inventory Clerk | Purchasing Processing Agent

The Purchasing Agent / Buyer monitors a system to maintain inventory levels and availability. Prepares, verifies, and places purchase orders based on business requirements. Being a Purchasing Agent / Buyer typically requires a high school diploma. Resolves issues related to inventory returns, replacements, and credit arrangements. In addition, Purchasing Agent / Buyer typically reports to supervisor or manager. Being a Purchasing Agent / Buyer works under moderate supervision. Gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Working as a Purchasing Agent / Buyer typical more...



Alternate job titles: Ordering and Inventory Clerk | Purchasing Agent / Buyer | Purchasing Processing Agent

Initiates purchase orders based on business requirements and inventory levels. Administers purchasing and contract database. Monitors vendor pricing and availability. Expedites delayed orders. Resolves issues related to inventory returns, replacements, and credit arrangements. Requires a high school diploma. Typically reports to a supervisor or team leader. Works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. Typically requires 3-5 years of related experience, or may need 2 years experi more...


Alternate job titles: Intermediate Buyer | Purchasing Generalist II

Purchases materials, supplies and services at the most favorable terms for the organization. Qualifies vendors, evaluates bids, and negotiates prices and terms for purchased goods and services. Tracks purchases, monitors vendor quality, and maintains a current database of vendor information. May require a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. Typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience. more...


Alternate job titles: Purchasing Generalist III | Senior Buyer

Purchases materials, supplies and services at the most favorable terms for the organization. Qualifies vendors, evaluates bids, and negotiates prices and terms for purchased goods and services. Tracks purchases, monitors vendor quality, and maintains a current database of vendor information. Typically requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent. Typically reports to a manager. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Typically requires 4 -7 years of related experience. more...



Alternate job titles: Lead Buyer | Purchasing Generalist IV

Purchases materials, supplies and services at the most favorable terms for the organization. Qualifies vendors, evaluates bids, and negotiates prices and terms for purchased goods and services. Tracks purchases, monitors vendor quality, and maintains a current database of vendor information. May be responsible for checking and guiding the work of lower-level buyers. Typically requires a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. A specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role more...


Alternate job titles: Pharmacy Buyer

Liaisons between buyers and manufacturer's representatives to ensure that the organization purchases pharmaceuticals, supplies and equipment that meet quality standards while minimizing costs. Ensures adequate levels of drugs and supplies are available in the inpatient and outpatient pharmacies and that purchases do not exceed budget. Requires a high school diploma. Requires certification as a pharmacy technician and licensure from the State Board of Pharmacy. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. Gaining exposure to more...



Alternate job titles: Associate Buyer | Entry Buyer | Junior Buyer | Purchasing Generalist I

Assists in purchasing materials, supplies and services at the most favorable terms for the organization. Qualifies vendors, evaluates bids, and negotiates prices and terms for purchased goods and services. Tracks purchases, monitors vendor quality, and maintains a current database of vendor information. May require a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. Typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. more...


Alternate job titles: Buyer I | Entry Buyer | Junior Buyer | Purchasing Generalist I

The Associate Buyer qualifies vendors, evaluates bids, and negotiates prices and terms for purchased goods and services. Assists in purchasing materials, supplies and services at the most favorable terms for the organization. Being an Associate Buyer may require a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Tracks purchases, monitors vendor quality, and maintains a current database of vendor information. In addition, Associate Buyer typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Being an Associate Buyer works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. Working more...


Alternate job titles: Buyer I | Associate Buyer | Junior Buyer | Purchasing Generalist I

The Entry Buyer qualifies vendors, evaluates bids, and negotiates prices and terms for purchased goods and services. Assists in purchasing materials, supplies and services at the most favorable terms for the organization. Being an Entry Buyer may require a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Tracks purchases, monitors vendor quality, and maintains a current database of vendor information. In addition, Entry Buyer typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Being an Entry Buyer works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. Working as an Entry Buy more...



Alternate job titles: Buyer I | Associate Buyer | Entry Buyer | Purchasing Generalist I

The Junior Buyer qualifies vendors, evaluates bids, and negotiates prices and terms for purchased goods and services. Assists in purchasing materials, supplies and services at the most favorable terms for the organization. Being a Junior Buyer may require a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Tracks purchases, monitors vendor quality, and maintains a current database of vendor information. In addition, Junior Buyer typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Being a Junior Buyer works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. Working as a Junior B more...


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