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I am not sure if the paragraph below is a bit too casual for a résumé:

  • Responsible for negotiating the purchase of XXX. Struck a business deal that resulted in savings of 12,000 EUR/month

Is there a more formal way of saying "Struck a business deal?" in a CV? I am concerned it may sound too colloquial.

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Resulted in savings to whom? –  Kris Jan 22 '12 at 5:56

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"Struck a deal" is too idiomatic for a résumé; perhaps negotiated an agreement or mediated an arrangement would be more fitting.

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You likely negotiated a deal or arranged a deal.

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Or perhaps

brokered

, depending on the type/context of the deal.

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Closed

Responsible for negotiating the purchase of XXX. Successfully closing the business deal resulted in savings of 12,000 EUR/month to my company.

I have heard in business lingo the word closed implying successful closure of a deal.

close a deal and close the deal to formally conclude bargaining; to bring negotiating to an end by reaching an agreement.
We negotiated the terms of the agreement, and this afternoon we will close the deal.

The free dictionary merely says to conclude. However in actual usage, it is understood as sort of 'successfully clinched' a deal.

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