Job Title
Buyer/Purchasing Agent
Date Posted
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Job Description

Buyer/Purchasing Agent – Memphis, TN

Summerfield Associates is searching for an experience Buyer/Purchasing Agent who will be able to process purchasing requisitions from managers in the field and turn those requisitions into purchase orders. The ideal candidate should possess experience in a manufacturing or distribution industry with a strong understanding of supply chain management concepts and experience sourcing vendors.


  • Purchase commodities and services to meet specialized or complex needs
  • Strategic and tactical sourcing and replenishment of all products
  • Make purchase decisions in accordance with company procedures and regulations
  • Analyze purchase requisitions and review for accuracy and completion
  • Collaborate with department managers to clarify purchase requisitions, identify departmental needs, and refine specifications for future purchase orders
  • Follow proper channels to obtain purchase authorization according to company policy
  • Investigate and cultivate new sources for supplies and products
  • Research and prepare bid specifications
  • Issue bid requests to several potential vendors and suppliers
  • Review quotes and secure the most competitive bids
  • Identify and select vendors and suppliers using criteria such as quantity and quality of commodities, price, and delivery date


  • 2+ years of buying, purchasing or procurement experience
  • Experience sourcing new suppliers is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, or related field is a plus but not required
  • Strong computer skills especially Excel skills
  • Strong decision processing and written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment

SUMMERFIELD ASSOCIATES, INC. is an award winning and nationally recognized leader in the consulting and recruiting industry. We are dedicated to the success of our clients, our employees, and our business. To view more of our opportunities please visit