Retail Purchasing Agents Resume Template

Purchasing agents are also known as  buyers who are always on the lookout for the best value in merchandise items and supplies as well as  services that have the right the quantity and quality at the right price and availability required by their organization. They are often thought of as professional shoppers who go out to look for the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price for their retail organization.  But unlike consumer shoppers, purchasing agents buy using company funds and get them at bulk wholesale directly from factories at significantly reduced unit prices.

Retail Purchasing Agents Resume Template

Maria Ella T. Hayward

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Phone:  319-890-4453


Looking for a position as a Retail Purchasing Agent in a specialty fashion retail chain store

Summary of Qualification

  • Almost a decade of experience in as Purchasing Agent for a large high end merchandising retail chain.
  • Excellent writing and organization skills

Career Experience/Job History

2002 – Present:  Purchasing Agent, Marks & Spencer, Iowa

  • Work with the retail marketing manager to determine what specific and generic merchandise items need to be purchased.
  • Get information from the retail store manager on the slow moving items and check if they are the same items suffering slow sales in other retail branches and reduce purchases if they are.
  • Develop tactical purchasing programs to entice vendors to offer best deals
  • Negotiate for the best wholesale price directly from the factories.
  • Determine contractual terms and conditions in coordination with finance and  recommend contract awards
  • Arrange for the payment of bulk orders.


2002 – Present: Various in-house trainings and seminars statistical analysis, survey management, retail operations and management.

1999 – 2002: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Cornell University

Professional reference will be furnished upon request

Category: Retail Resume Templates

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