Purchasing agent Interview Questions

"As a purchasing agent, you will be responsible for the many logistical tasks behind procuring supplies for your business. During the interview, prepare for questions about your organization and record-keeping skills, communication skills, and knowledge of popular computer programs used to track invoices, purchase orders, and manage inventory. You should also expect ot discuss your strategy for closing out favorable transactions and maintaining positive relationships with suppliers. Most employers will expect you to possess a bachelor's degree."

Purchasing agent Interview Questions

Purchasing agent Interview Questions

"As a purchasing agent, you will be responsible for the many logistical tasks behind procuring supplies for your business. During the interview, prepare for questions about your organization and record-keeping skills, communication skills, and knowledge of popular computer programs used to track invoices, purchase orders, and manage inventory. You should also expect ot discuss your strategy for closing out favorable transactions and maintaining positive relationships with suppliers. Most employers will expect you to possess a bachelor's degree."

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GracoRoberts
Purchasing Agent was asked...September 21, 2015

They asked about my experience in purchasing and procurement

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I told them about my background in buying electronic components

Huntsman Corp

They asked if I had experience with SAP.

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I answered yes and explained that I worked with a printer manufacturing company for 7 years and built printers from the ground up adding all parts needed to build a printer into SAP. I also worked for a chemical manufacturing company and put requisition in SAP to order supplies and furniture for 30 associates on my team. Less

Summit Group

HR VP asked about my what my relevant experiences were from my prior positions and why I wanted this position. She also asked what my desired salary was. VP of Program Accounts more or less told me about the needs of the position and asked how I thought I would be able to meet those needs. More casual interview than that with HR.

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I just demonstrated how my current skillset was transferable and relevant even though I didn't have "industry" experience. That seems to be a big thing with them. I honestly believe that if my functional manager didn't have her mind set on me, they would have passed me up. Here I am 3 years later and have far exceeded all their expectations. Less

ENGIE

How do you currently discover suppliers?

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You can open a public request, in order to make a register of supplier, the companies that could be interested can summit their background. Less

Networking cast a big net. You can find what you need very fast by just asking.

Westaff

Do you like to solve problems?

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It’s my best skill

Yes, i like to challenge myself

Spiral Binding Company

Where do you see yourself in five years?

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Working for a company with great advancement opportunity

Managing Supply Chain at a company with a large global trade

Video Products

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

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As a Purchasing Manager, leading a department.

DEKA Research and Development

Recruiter asked, "Have you read all the negatives about DEKA and are you sure you want to work at this company?"

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I moved from another state to NH and was not that familiar with all the employee concerns with DEKA Research. Mistake! Less

M & M Manufacturing Tulsa

What would I do differently than I had done in the past times with the company?

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Work on getting along with other employees and the owner.

B&D Industries

Why was I interested in working for their company?

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Based upon the information I had received in the telephone interview and additional information I was able to obtain from their website, they company seemed to be what I was looking for in an employer. Less

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