Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products

Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products

Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Stress Tolerance * Analytical Thinking * Persistence * Initiative * Cooperation * Self Control * Adaptability/Flexibility

Representative Tasks * Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services. * Purchase the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct amounts. * Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices.


Mining Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction, Transportation & Warehousing, Construction,

Job Family Business and Financial Operations

Sample Job Titles Area Field Person, Area Field Worker, Buyer, Contract Administrator, Contract Analyst, Contract Specialist, Contractor Buyer, Contracts Administrator, Equipment, Supplies, and Tools Purchasing Agent, Food Broker, Fuel Agent, Fuel Buyer, General Purchasing Agent, Import Coordinator, Log Buyer, Lumber Buyer, Media Buyer, Merchandiser, Ore Buyer, Outside Property Agent, Piece Jobber, Plant Buyer, Price Analyst, Print Buyer, Procurement Agent, Procurement Analyst, Procurement Engineer, Procurement Official, Procurement Specialist, Pulpwood Buyer, Pulpwood Contractor, Purchaser, Purchasing Administrator, Purchasing Agent, Purchasing Coordinator, Purchasing Specialist, Radio Time Buyer, Railroad Purchasing Agent, Sourcing Specialist, Subcontract Administrator, Timber Buyer, Tools, Supplies, and Equipment Purchasing Agent.