Pharr, TX

Purchasing Agent

$70,000 / YEAR

Summary: Purchase tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing. May negotiate contracts.

Essential Job Functions

Monitor and follow applicable laws and regulations related to material purchasing guidelines.

Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services.

Negotiate, renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives.

Purchase the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct amounts.

Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices.

Maintain and review computerized or manual records of purchased items, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories.

Research and evaluate suppliers, based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history.

Confer with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action.


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and/or High School Diploma with Equivalent Work Experience in Purchasing/Procurement in Construction Industry.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities