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3 Skills to Look for in a Great Certified Purchasing Agent

Air cargo services are vital for the management and control of goods and resources from the origin of production to its final destination. Certified purchasing agents are responsible for this process between domestic buyers and international sellers. Purchase deliveries can be difficult to navigate in certain countries, so you want to ensure you can find the ideal agent to fit your needs. Here are three skills to look for in a great certified purchasing agent when considering international freight forwarding services.

Excellent Negotiator

A great certified purchasing agent has strong negotiation skills when it comes to international freight shipping rates and costs for businesses. Supply costs can significantly impact the bottom line for a business and impact its relationships with customers. Trade resellers and manufacturers especially rely on low air shipping rates to ship goods to customers all over the world.

Strong Relationship Skills

The purchasing agent’s job is to act as a middleman between the buyer and the seller. The agent needs to have strong relationship skills to build rapport with other vendor agents. This can help ensure a smooth transit through the door to door transport in a way that’s aligned with the goals of the business. If a company needs expedited door to door shipping, the certified purchasing agent can ensure these spontaneous needs are properly communicated and carried out efficiently.

High Team Collaboration Levels

Great purchasing agents have a high level of team collaboration and orientation with their co-workers and company leaders. Included in purchasing agent duties is decision making in spending a company’s money. Because of this, these agents are accountable to departmental leaders and company executives with their financial performance. It’s important to choose an agent that ensures your financial goals are met through the appropriate purchasing actions that can impact your bottom line.

Purchasing agents can help make cargo shipping easier anywhere around the world. At JML Corporation, we are an industry leader as freight forwarders and purchasing agents in the USA. We serve over 120 destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean as well. Contact us today to learn more about how our services can benefit you.

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