Purchasing Agent Sample Resume

Janet Henderson
4583 Richardson Street
Chicago, Illinois 00000
Home: 000-000-0000
Cell: 000-000-0000
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: janet@noemailhere.com
Website: www.personalblog.com

Objective
Assume a challenging and rewarding position as a Purchasing Agent for an international marketing firm in Chicago.

Summary of Qualifications
  • Leadership: Plan and coordinate purchasing agreements and assignments for a small team of purchasing agents (JLC International Merchants). Able to create and present reports regarding special contracts with foreign business allies and remote purchase agents.
  • Management: Experienced in managing teams of international purchasing agents in four locations. Facilitate online and in-person training sessions in each location biannually.
  • Sales: Extensive sales experience and knowledge in purchasing large contracts for manufacturers, marketing consultant bids, and computer software licensing from large organizations.
  • Negotiations: Trained negotiator with over six years of experience in negotiating purchasing contracts with foreign business allies. Experienced in public and private sector purchasing and contract negotiations.
Work Experience
Purchasing Agent Manager: May 2007 - Present, JLC International Merchants, Chicago, IL
  • Manage a small team of twelve purchasing agents in Paris, Tokyo, New York, and Beijing.
  • Facilitate online and on-site training sessions biannually.
  • Monitor purchasing contracts.
Purchasing Agent: July 2005 - May 2007, Berkley Holmes International, Chicago, IL
  • Managed two purchasing agents in international markets - Tokyo and Paris.
  • Responsible for securing purchasing contracts from foreign governments.
  • Generated over $4.6B in purchasing agreements in two years of lead purchase agent.
Purchasing Agent: Jan. 2003 - July 2005, Tyler Riche & Associates, Chicago, IL
  • Performed administrative duties including copying, filing, faxing, and mail deliverance.
  • Responsible for conducting market research on foreign contracts in bidding phases.
  • Assisted the Lead Purchase Agent in accepting bid assignments and developing proposal materials.
Education
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  • Masters in Business Administration (May 2005)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (Dec. 2002)
  • Minor in Marketing
*References available upon request.