Buyers and

Purchasing Agents

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Job Description

Purchase necessary equipment and materials involved in the operation of an organization, including raw or semi-finished materials, equipment, machinery, or tools.

Skills and Abilities

Clear and effective communication skills, reading work related information, making spending decisions and keeping track of what is spent, and problem solving.



Bachelor's Degree or Higher

Job Duties

Prepare purchase orders, purchase the highest quality items at the lowest possible price and in the correct amounts, and monitor and follow applicable laws.


Enterprise Resource Planning Software

Financial Analysis Software

Data Base User Interface and Query Software

Median Earnings

$35.13 per hour