Retail Purchasing Agents CV Template

Every department store, mall or boutique chain employs a team of Purchasing Agents, also known as corporate or wholesale buyers, depending on business size and reach.  They are generally responsible for procuring the merchandise items to populate the store shelves and racks.  Some are specialized for certain types of merchandise items to give them leverage in dealing with suppliers of toys, apparel, electronic products, leather goods, jewelry, etc. The objective is to populate the relevant store shelves with products the customers of the store will buy, allow high merchandise shelf turnover rate and provide the best returns for the store.

Sample Retail Purchasing Agents CV Template

Denise F. Farrow

Holborn St., London

Phone:  020-3554-2982


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

Career Experience/Job History


2002 – Present:  Purchasing Agent, Selfridges, London

  • Coordinate with the retail sales manager to determine fast moving store items that required faster replenishment
  • Cancel wholesale orders for slow moving items
  • Order new merchandises on trial or demo quantities to check their market appeal and determine quantity orders if they meet turnover standards
  • Coordinate with brand owners to accredit their sales representatives to conduct promos on sales floors.
  • Implement approved vendor contracts.
  • Arrange with accounting for the payment of bulk orders.



  • Excellent oral, writing and organization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills to deal with vendors and suppliers



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



1999 – 2002: BA Business Administration, Lewisham College, London


To be furnished upon request