Purchasing Agent

ForemostCo, Inc.
Winter Garden, FL


  • Sourcing of product lines and  new vendors
  • Identify product need
  • Promote product lines  and vendors to sales team
  • Work with suppliers on production planning on order fulfillment.
  • Must answer requests in a timely matter
  • Communicate with sales and Customer Service Department of any shortages, quality and overages
  • Update availability on a daily or weekly basis depending on vendor
  • Maintain computerized procurement records, such as items, vendor or service
  • Evaluate and negotiate price based on market trends
  • Coordinate with Logistics Department daily for pickups and deliveries
  • Coordinate with Logistic for phyto-certificate requirements
  • Source freight for direct shipments
  • Process purchase orders and confirmation on a daily basis
  • Organize appropriate documents for Billing and Accounts Payable Department weekly
  • Visit customers and vendors in the Central Florida area.
  • Attend nursery industry trade shows in the Central Florida area, and travel outside the area to attend nursery industry trade shows.


Key Skills:


  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Multi-tasking  and priority setting
  • Strong follow up skills
  • Excellent in verbal and written communication
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, pivot tables and PowerPoint
  • Assertiveness/confidence
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred
  • Knowledge of Great Plains and Vision software is a Plus

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • Knowledge of plants a plus but not a requirement
  • 2 to 5 years’ experience in purchasing.