Wholesale & Retail Buyers
Also called: Buyer, Category Manager, Procurement Specialist, Trader
In the Air Force: Contracting; Contracting Apprentice; Contracting Craftsman; Contracting Helper; Contracting Journeyman; Contracting Superintendent
In the Army: Automated Logistical Specialist; Supply Systems Technician; Unit Supply Specialist
In the Coast Guard: Contracting
In the Marine Corps: Contracting Apprentice; Contracting Craftsman; Contracting Helper; Contracting Journeyman; Contracting Superintendent; Marine Corps Community Services Marine; Supply Chain Administration and Operations Specialist; Supply Systems Technician
- Buy merchandise or commodities for resale to wholesale or retail consumers.
- Negotiate prices, discount terms, or transportation arrangements with suppliers.
- Examine, select, order, or purchase merchandise consistent with quality, quantity, specification requirements, or other factors, such as environmental soundness.
Arts and Humanities
Math and Science
Engineering and Technology
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Point of sale POS software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
You might like a career in one of these industries: