Purchasing Assistant

Purchasing Assistant Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Purchasing Assistant job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Purchasing
  • Purchasing Processes
  • Purchase Orders
  • Procurement
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Customer Service
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  • Purchase Requisitions
  • Sales
  • Inventory Management
  • Administration
  • Data Entry
  • Purchasing Negotiation
  • Purchase Management
  • Retail
  • Logistics Management
  • Stock Control
  • Sourcing
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Supplier Negotiation
  • SAP Products
  • Marketing
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Resume Skills: Software Proficiency

  • SAP
  • Oracle
  • NetSuite
  • Epicor
  • Coupa
  • Jaggaer
  • SAP Ariba
  • PeopleSoft
  • Zycus
  • Oracle Fusion Procurement
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • AutoCAD
  • FreightView
  • Quickbooks
  • MS Excel
  • MS Project
  • Slack
  • Trello
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Resume Skills: Sourcing & Procurement

Resume Skills: Supply Chain Software & Techniques

Resume Skills: Analysis and Reporting Tools

Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Logistics & Operations

Resume Skills: Inventory Management

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Sample Purchasing Assistant Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
Purchasing Assistant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded August 2018 - Present
Purchasing Assistant
Streamlined purchasing processes, reducing order cycle time by 35% which increased efficiency.
Managed supplier negotiation and increased savings by 15% through targeted strategies.
Implemented SAP Products improving inventory management and reducing inaccuracies in stock.
Contributed to a 10% increase in sales by applying superb customer service skills to increase clientele.
Significantly improved supplier relationships through effective strategies resulting in 20% better pricing.
Apple Inc. January 2017 - July 2018
Junior Procurement Officer
Boosted efficiency in purchasing negotiation, leading to reduced prices by 10%
Assisted the team in the management of purchase orders, improving procurement operations by 30%
Utilised Microsoft Access to ensure smoother data entry procedures, elevating administrative efficiency by 20%.
Unilever January 2016 - December 2016
Supply Chain Intern
Facilitated a more efficient process through better logistics management, reducing freight costs by 5%.
Used purchasing management strategies to aid in the processing of purchase requisitions.
Resume Worded University May 2018
Master of Business Administration - Supply Chains and Logistics
Specialization in Procurement and Inventory Management
Resume Worded Academic Center July 2016
Bachelor of Business Administration Majoring in Management
Minors in Finance and Marketing
Awards: Dean's List 2015 & 2016
Procurement Software: SAP, Oracle, NetSuite, Epicor, Coupa, Jaggaer
Supply Chain Software & Techniques: TMS software, WMS software, ERP systems, JIT Ordering, Vendor Managed Inventory, Cross-Docking
Analysis and Reporting Tools: MS Excel, MS Power BI, Tableau, Google Analytics
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), Mandarin (Basic)
Your Name
Procurement Officer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Coached.com June 2019 - Present
Procurement Officer
Saved over $200k in operational expenses annually through strategic purchasing processes.
Developed and enforced a rigorous supplier negotiation process that led to a 10% reduction in costs.
Implemented an automated system for purchasing orders improving accuracy and saving 20 hours of manual work per week.
Achieved a 12% increase in sales by leveraging advanced data entry techniques.
Strengthened supplier relationships through proactive supplier relationship management strategies, ensuring quality delivery and improving turnaround time by 15%.
Nike September 2017 - May 2019
Purchasing Coordinator
Streamlined the purchasing negotiation process, increasing discounts received by 15%
Managed stock control processes, improving accuracy of inventory by 25%
Supported the procurement team by issuing effective purchase requisitions.
Samsung January 2015 - August 2017
Stock Controller
Enhanced logistics management to expedite the delivery process, reducing transit time by 10%
Used SAP products to automate the process of stock control, improving efficiency by 30%.
Resume Worded University May 2019
Certified Procurement Professional (CPP)
Part-time certification during employment at Nike
Resume Worded Academic Center December 2014
Bachelor of Commerce - Supply Chain and Logistics
Minors in Finance and Accounting
Recipient of the Academic Excellence Scholarship
Procurement Software: SAP Ariba, PeopleSoft, Coupa, Zycus, Oracle Fusion Procurement
Inventory Management: ABC Analysis, Just-In-Time Inventory Control, Safety Stock Calculations, Stock Rotation
Negotiation & Communication: Supplier Negotiation, Cost Analysis, Contract Management, Vendor Relationship Management
Software Proficiency: MS Excel (Advanced), MS Project, Slack, Trello
Certifications: Six Sigma Green Belt certified (2018)
Awards & Achievements: Employee of the year at Nike (2018) for exceptional performance in the Purchasing Coordination role
Volunteering: Initiated and led a charity drive for local community families in partnership with Coached.com (2020)
Skills Development: Completed online courses in Contract Law and Global Sourcing
Your Name
Sourcing Coordinator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded July 2016 - Present
Sourcing Coordinator
Initiated the implementation of Microsoft Access for data entry, improving data accuracy by 20% and saving 15 hours of manual work each week.
Enhanced sourcing procedures, leading to the discovery of 10 new quality suppliers.
Managed purchase orders ensuring accurate and efficient procurement practices.
Leveraged sales skills, contributing to a 15% increase in the quarterly revenue.
Developed and maintained supplier relationships, fostering a 30% improvement in supply reliability.
Amazon January 2014 - June 2016
Logistics Supervisor
Increased efficiency in logistics management, leading to an annual savings of $80K.
Optimized purchasing processes and improved procurement by 25%
Spearheaded a new supply chain management protocol that led to a 15% increase in operation efficiency.
eBay January 2012 - December 2013
Administrative Assistant
Managed purchase requisitions contributing to a smoother procurement process.
Instrumental in the organization's transition to using SAP products for inventory management, reducing paperwork by 20%.
Resume Worded University June 2016
Master of Business Administration - Supply Chain Management
Specialization: Global Sourcing & Procurement
Resume Worded Institute December 2011
Bachelor of Business Administration - Operations Management
Honors: Cum Laude
Project: Successfully optimized the supply chain of a local manufacturing company
Sourcing & Procurement: Negotiation, Contract Management, Vendor Assessment, Sourcing Strategy, Cost Analysis
Logistics & Operations: Inventory Management, Shipping & Receiving, Warehouse Operations, Production Scheduling
Software Proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite, SAP, Oracle, AutoCAD, FreightView, Quickbooks
Certifications: Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
Professional Development: AMA's Advanced Course in Strategic Procurement, Online Course in Supply Chain Analytics from MITx on edX
Volunteering: Volunteer, Feed the Hungry: Coordinated logistics to deliver food donations to local communities
Awards: Logistician of the Year, Amazon (2015), Executive Board Appreciation Award, eBay (2013)
Your Name
Purchase Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded March 2019 - Present
Senior Purchase Specialist
Negotiated with vendors and successfully reduced purchase costs by 25% using strategic sourcing and purchasing negotiation skills
Administered strategic inventory management which decreased the supply shortage occurrences by 35% and improved operational efficiency
Efficiencies in global sourcing resulted in time savings of 15% across our purchasing processes
Led product development team to introduce 4 new products into the market over a span of two years, directly resulting in a revenue increase of $1.3M
Utilized SAP MM software for materials management that streamlined the purchasing process, saving 10 hours per week
Coached.com July 2016 - February 2019
Purchase Specialist
Implemented a new supplier evaluation system which improved supplier quality by 40% over a 2-year period
Developed a more effective logistics management process which reduced shipping errors by 20%
Facilitated $3M+ purchase orders annually with consistent adherence to budget and company guidelines
Resume Worded University March 2019
Master of Business Administration - Supply Chain Management
Curriculum encompassed in-depth learning into procurement tactics, supplier relationships & negotiation.
Resume Worded Institute June 2016
Certified in Contract Management (CCM)
Rigorous course with focus on advanced buying strategies, contract laws and ethics in procurement.
Procurement Tools: Oracle Procurement Software, SAP Ariba, PurchaseControl, Procurify, Coupa Procurement.
Data Analysis and Reporting Tools: Microsoft Excel (Advanced), Tableau, Crystal Reports, QuickBooks, SQL.
Negotiation & Risk Management: Vendor Management, Contract Negotiation, Cost Analysis, Risk Mitigation, Supply Chain Optimization.
Industry Compliance Knowledge: International Trade Laws, Import/Export Regulations, Ethical Sourcing, Safety Compliance.
Certifications: Institute of Supply Management (ISM) member since 2016, Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) - 2018.
Professional Courses: Completed Leadership & Influence course on Coursera, Advanced Excel Skills for Business on edX.
Achievements: Won the 'Best Purchase Specialist' award at Coached.com for outstanding performance in Q3, 2017.
Volunteering: Worked with a local NGO 'Feed The Need' for distributing excess food material to homeless shelters.
Your Name
Supply Chain Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Apple Inc January 2020 - Present
Senior Supply Chain Analyst
Managed $10M+ global sourcing initiatives which reduced overall material cost by 30%
Applied Microsoft Access to process and analyze data, resulting in a 35% increase in procurement efficiency
Led a team of 12 to streamline manufacturing process, boosting overall productivity by 18%
Implemented a new logistic system causing a decrease in delivery time by 28%
Optimized product development process leading to a 15% increase in new product launches per year
Samsung Electronics June 2017 - December 2019
Supply Chain Analyst
Maximized purchase order accuracy from 85% to 95% through meticulous auditing
Elevated overall supply chain management process, leading to a 20% increase in efficiency
Executed an improved supplier evaluation tactic, raising supplier performance by 30%
Resume Worded Institute December 2019
Certification in Advanced Supply Chain Management
Intensive focus on global supply chain design, logistics and operational management, and strategic procurement practices
Resume Worded University May 2017
Master's Degree in Business Administration
Specialization in Operation and Supply Chain Management
Software & Tools: SAP, Oracle, MS Excel (Advanced, Macros), PowerPoint
Supply Chain: Supply Chain Optimization, Inventory Management, Warehouse Management, Forecasting
Techniques: Lean Six Sigma, ABC Analysis, JIT, Cross Docking, Dropshipping, Safety Stock
Certification: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (June 2019), PMI – Project Management Professional (PMP) - (August 2017)
Volunteering: Community Food Bank - Logistics Volunteer (2016 - Present)
Projects: Cross-company efficiency project resulting in annual savings of $2 million in logistics costs.
Your Name
Procurement Officer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Unilever February 2018 - Present
Senior Procurement Officer
Executed strategic procurement process that improved shopping time by 30%
Allied with engineering team to reduce manufacturing costs, resulting in annual savings of $1.5M
Streamlined vendor management system saving over 200 man-hours annually
Revamped inventory management that trimmed inventory carrying costs by $2M annually
Improved purchase management process which led to a 10% reduction in order processing errors
Procter & Gamble September 2015 - January 2018
Procurement Officer
Incorporated procurement negotiation strategies to reduce purchase price variance by 30%
Enhanced material management process via an SAP MM module, improving operational turnaround by 25%
Updated our supplier evaluation techniques, leading to a 15% improvement in supplier performance
Resume Worded University January 2015
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Procurement Management
Specialized in Procurement Strategy Implementation
Resume Worded Institute June 2012
Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)
Emphasized on Supplier Relationship Management and Risk Management
Procurement Software: SAP Ariba, Oracle Procurement, Coupa, Jaggaer, Zycus, Ivalua, Procurify
Supply Chain Analytics: Oracle Demantra, AnyLogistix, Logility, Tableau, PowerBI
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M) - Institute for Supply Management
Leadership & Volunteering: National Association of Purchasing Managers (NAPM) - Board Member and Secretary
Your Name
Purchasing Representative
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Coached.com January 2021 - Present
Senior Purchasing Representative
Leveraged strategic sourcing techniques to reduce overall procurement costs by 20%.
Revised purchasing processes, leading to a 30% improvement in order accuracy and a boost in customer service satisfaction.
Implemented continuous improvement initiatives in supply chain management, resulting in a decrease in delivery times by 25%.
Negotiated and drafted concise purchasing contracts, enabling an improvement in contract management.
Utilized procurement tools for inventory control, contributing to a decrease in stock discrepancies by 30%.
Resume Worded December 2018 - December 2020
Purchasing Representative
Enhanced purchasing negotiations, leading to a 15% decrease in supplier price.
Managed purchase orders efficiently, reducing document errors by 40%.
Streamlined inventory management strategy, resulting in 20% less capital locked in inventory.
Relied on data-driven methods to forecast supply needs, improving inventory turnover ratio by 30%.
Walmart April 2016 - November 2018
Assistant Purchasing Representative
Assisted in logistics management, leading to 10% increase in on-time deliveries.
Collaborated in strategic sourcing resulting in additional saving of $50,000 annually.
Resume Worded University December 2020
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Supply Chain Management
Graduated with Distinction
Resume Worded Academic Center November 2018
Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
Completed amidst work at Walmart as an Assistant Purchasing Representative (Part-Time)
Purchasing Software: SAP S/4HANA, Procurify, Tradogram, ProcurementExpress.com, Precoro, Xeeva
Supply Chain & Inventory Management: Just-in-Time (JIT) purchasing, EOQ model, Demand forecasting, Safety stock calculations, ABC Analysis
Analysis Tools: Excel (Advanced - Pivot tables, VLOOKUP), SPSS, SAS
Project Management Softwares: MS Project, SmartSheet, Trello, Asana
Certifications: Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)
Volunteering & Leadership: Volunteer at Feed America, Team Lead at Clean City Campaign
Training: Advanced Negotiation Skills Training, Inventory Management Techniques Training
Your Name
Procurement Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Coached.com April 2022 - Present
Senior Procurement Specialist
Implemented strategic sourcing practices leading to a 15% savings in procurement costs.
Streamlined purchasing processes utilizing best in class technologies, reducing order inaccuracies by 30%, boosting customer satisfaction rates.
Spearheaded continuous improvement initiatives within the supply chain, reducing lead times by 20%.
Executed contract negotiations, leading to improved terms benefiting both companies.
Established rigorous inventory control measures, leading to 25% reduction in stock variants.
Resume Worded June 2018 - March 2022
Procurement Specialist
Managed the procurement of goods worth $500,000 within budget, reducing costs by 10%.
Swiftly resolved purchasing issues, resulting in 100% resolution of open purchase orders within 60 days.
Instituted demand planning techniques, increasing inventory turnover by 40%.
Amazon February 2016 - May 2018
Procurement Analyst
Assisted in supplier negotiation, saving the company $20,000 annually.
Improved purchasing negotiation techniques achieving a 10% decrease in product costs for the company.
Resume Worded University June 2016
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Supply Chain Management
Focus on global supply chain strategies, procurement and logistics management
Resume Worded Academic Center February 2015
Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)
Advanced training on procurement practices, negotiation strategies, supplier relationships management and risk analysis
Procurement & Financial Software: Oracle Procurement Cloud, SAP ERP, Microsoft Dynamics 365, QuickBooks, FreshBooks
Data Analysis: Advanced Excel (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, Macros), Tableau, SQL
Supply Chain Management: Inventory Management, Supplier Negotiation, Logistics Coordination, Cost Analysis, Risk Management
Project Management: MS Project, Asana, Trello, Smartsheet, Agile & Waterfall methodologies
Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification (2021), LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (2020)
Awards: Recognized as 'Top Performer' in 2020 & 2021 for cost-saving initiatives at Resume Worded
Leadership & Volunteering: Board Member of the local Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Chapter, Volunteer Procurement Coordinator for annual community charity event
Professional Training: Completed 'Advanced Negotiation Skills for Procurement Specialists' training at Resume Worded Institute
Your Name
Supply Chain Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Coached.com May 2022 - Present
Supply Chain Manager
Oversaw cross-functional supply chain operations, driving revenue growth by 15% through strategic sourcing practices.
Implemented robust purchasing processes reducing order errors by 25% & enhancing customer service.
Led a continuous improvement initiative within the supply chain, reducing lead times by 20%.
Spearheaded contract negotiations resulting in a win-win outcome for both parties.
Established stringent inventory control procedures saving costs by optimizing stock levels.
Resume Worded July 2018 - April 2022
Supply Chain Specialist
Streamlined inventory management procedures reducing working capital requirements by 20%.
Managed procurement effectively resulting in 100% fulfillment of open purchase orders.
Established accurate demand planning methods, improving inventory turnover rates by 40%.
Apple March 2016 - June 2018
Supply Chain Analyst
Contributed to supplier negotiation process, achieving a cost saving of $30,000 annually.
Played a key role in the purchasing process, achieving a reduction in product costs by 10%.
Resume Worded Academic Center February 2018
Masters of Business Administration - Operations Management
Specialization in Supply Chain and Procurement
Resume Worded University June 2016
Bachelor of Science - Business Administration
Concentration in Logistics Management
Graduated Magna Cum Laude (Top 5%)
Supply Chain Management: Inventory Control, Demand Planning, Procurement, Global Sourcing, Vendor Management
Software & Tools: SAP ERP, Oracle SCM Cloud, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations, Tableau, MS Office (Advanced)
Analytical Skills: Data Analysis, Financial Analysis, Forecasting, Risk Management
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Advanced), German (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) - APICS, Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) - PMI
Leadership & Volunteering: Served as a mentor for Resume Worded Foundation, guiding new graduates in the Supply Chain industry
Projects: Developed a cost optimization model that resulted in 20% reduction in logistics costs
Awards: Recipient of the Excellence in Operations Award at Resume Worded, 2019

How do I add skills to a Purchasing Assistant resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Purchasing Assistant posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Supply Chain Management, Purchasing Processes and Procurement are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Microsoft Access and Purchase Requisitions.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Purchasing, Purchase Orders and Customer Service - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Supplier Negotiation, Logistics Management and Purchasing Negotiation - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Show your ability to multitask.

Since you're going to be interfacing with different teams and people, Purchasing Assistant hiring managers expect you to be able to multitask, so it's a good idea to emphasize this skillset in your resume.

Emphasize accomplishments that involved a team.

Teamwork is a common competency hiring managers look for, particularly for Purchasing Assistant roles, so include at least 1-2 examples of accomplishments that involved leading a team, or collaborating with others to complete a project.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Purchasing Assistant, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Purchasing Assistant Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Purchasing Assistant job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Purchasing Assistant Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

Purchasing Assistant Soft Skills

Here are common soft skills that appear on Purchasing Assistant job postings. Unlike hard skills, which refer to tools, software or techniques, soft skills focus on character traits and interpersonal skills. Instead of listing these phrases on your resume, try to show them through your bullet points like in the examples below.

Tip: Do not list these words or phrases on your resume, and instead focus on the hard skills we described above.

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What are the top skills you should add to your Purchasing Assistant resume?

Some effective Purchasing Assistant skills you can add to your resume include:

  • Purchasing
  • Purchasing Processes
  • Purchase Orders
  • Procurement
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Customer Service
  • Microsoft Access
  • Purchase Requisitions

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