Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products:

Purchase farm products either for further processing or resale. Includes tree farm contractors, grain brokers and market operators, grain buyers, and tobacco buyers.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $59,690.00
Average Time to Fill 38 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 10 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 289
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -6.14 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Decision-making
Resource Allocation
Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Integrity
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Professionalism
Teamwork
Organization
Customer Service
Problem-solving
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Initiative
Technology and Tool Usage
Following Directions
Conflict Management
Work Ethic
Leadership
Creativity

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Identify characteristics of livestock, domestic animals, and other animals
Identify characteristics of plants, crops, and tree species
Attach identification information to products, items, or containers
Identify best product for customer's needs

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Appraise personal property or equipment
Determine the value of goods or services
Expedite orders from vendors
Solve production problems

Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others

Negotiate business contracts
Negotiate contracts with clients or service providers
Negotiate sales contracts

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Inspect merchandise to determine value
Grade products according to specifications
Evaluate condition of properties

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

Explain products to customers or customer representatives
Write product descriptions
Conduct business operations, analytics, or management presentations

Getting Information

Calculate data to inform organizational operations
Locate sources of supply for purchasing
Conduct interviews to gather information about business operations

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect food, meat, or meat products
Inspect plants, farm crops, or fields

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Develop operational budgets
Purchase products or services

Processing Information

Calculate financial data
Resolve invoice, purchasing, funding, or payment discrepancies
Calculate rates for organization's products or services


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Contract Management
Project Management
Cost Control
Business Administration
Price Negotiation
Product Development
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Related Licensing Requirements


Fur Buyer's License (18-0000000160)

IC 14-8-2-109 "Fur buyer" Sec. 109. "Fur buyer", for purposes of IC 14-22, means a person who purchases or solicits: (1) the purchase of a furbearing mammal; or (2) the untanned hide or fur of a furbearing mammal; whether in the buyer's behalf or as agent for another person. As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1. IC 14-22-19 Fur Buyer's License IC 14-22-19-1 License requirement Sec. 1. A person must have a license issued by the department to engage in the business of buying furbearing mammals or the untanned hides or furs of furbearing mammals in Indiana. As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. IC 14-22-19-2 Types of licenses; fees Sec. 2. The department may issue the following licenses to engage in the business of buying furbearing mammals or the untanned hides, skins, and furs of furbearing mammals in Indiana upon payment of the following license fees: (1) A resident buyer's license, authorizing purchases direct from trappers or from other licensed buyers, seventy-five dollars ($75). (2) A nonresident buyer's license, authorizing purchases direct from trappers or from other licensed buyers, one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125). As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. IC 14-22-19-3 Issuance; expiration Sec. 3. Upon receipt of an application containing the proper information and the prescribed fee, the department shall issue a license to the applicant. The license: (1) expires June 30 after the date of issue; and (2) entitles the holder to purchase: (A) furbearing mammals; or (B) the untanned hides, skins, or furs of furbearing mammals. As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. IC 14-22-19-4 Agents or employees of license holders Sec. 4. The agents or employees of a person who is licensed are exempt from procuring a license to purchase: (1) furbearing mammals; or (2) the untanned hides, skins, or furs of furbearing mammals; at the office or place of business of the person for whom the license was issued.

- Indiana Department of Natural Resources~Division of Fish and Wildlife (3172336527)
- http://www.in.gov/dnr/


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