A procurement agent is responsible for buying high-quality items for clients at the lowest possible prices and in the correct amount. They also prepare purchase orders and solicit bid proposals, as well as review requests for goods while making sure items' suppliers offer appropriate pricing, selection, support, and reliability. The procurement agent must also follow all local laws and regulations related to purchasing and selling items, as well as negotiate and renegotiate contracts with vendors or suppliers as necessary. They must also keep their supervisors informed of their progress and provide business transaction logs, information on contract changes, and updates on item shipments.
Procurement Agent Tasks
Write and analyze requisitions, invoices, supply requests and supply orders.
Track and monitor inventory and needs to determine when to order or purchase new items.
Negotiate with different suppliers for price, quality, timeliness and other factors.
Expedite and liaise with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of goods.