Retail Purchasing Agents Resume Format

By | January 19, 2011

Purchasing Agents, also known as corporate or wholesale buyers, are always on the lookout for the best deals in merchandise items and supplies that offer the best price for the quality and quantity.  The objective is to populate the store shelves with products the market will buy, allow high merchandise shelf movement and provide the best returns for the stores

Retail Purchasing Agents Resume Format

Harold T. Gaylord

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Phone:  (319) 556-8901


To work as a Lead or Senior Purchasing Agent in a specialty fashion retail chain store

Summary of Qualification

  • 8 years of experience as a retail purchasing agent for a global fashion retail chain
  • Excellent oral, writing and organization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills to deal with vendors and suppliers

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.



Cited by management for having the most record of successful shelf products with high turnover rates from 2006 to the present



2002 – Present: Various in-house trainings and seminars on retail operations and negotiation techniques

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

Professional and Character References

Can be furnished upon request.



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