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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $56,580.00
Average Time to Fill 38 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 5,104
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -2.52 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Resource Allocation
Oral Communication
Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Following Directions
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Conflict Management
Numerical and Arithmetic Application

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

Sell insurance policies
Advertise products
Sell real estate property
Perform sales calls to solicit new business
Sell products or services
Sell entertainment or tour packages
Solicit orders from established or new customers
Sell perishable items such as food, beverages, or tobacco
Take customer orders
Resolve customer or public complaints or problems
Greet customers, guests, visitors, or passengers
Provide direct sales related customer service

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Purchase office equipment or furniture
Purchase furnishings, artworks, or accessories
Purchase stocks of merchandise or supplies
Monitor inventories of products or materials
Maintain inventory of office supplies
Manage inventories or supplies
Distribute sales proceeds or commissions
Collect deposits, payments, funding, or fees
Account for organizational funding

Performing Administrative Activities

Execute sales or other financial transactions
Process orders for merchandise, supplies, or services
Process customer transactions
Answer questions from customers or the public
Answer customer questions about goods or services
Process credit transaction
Rent items to customer
Distribute informational bulletins
Prepare bank deposits
Provide clerical assistance to customers or patients

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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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