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Purchasing agents

Purchasing agents– generally have a long-term relationship with buyers and make purchases for them, often receiving, inspecting, warehousing, and shipping the merchandise to buyers. Purchasing agents help clients obtain the best goods and prices available.


Purchasing agent is a company’s in house expert on where to buy various products. Each will buy a broad or narrow line of products. Each will buy a broad or narrow line of products, depending on the size and complexity of the company and the characteristics of its end product.

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