Other names for this job might include Area Field Person, Area Field Worker, Buyer, Contract Analyst, Contract Specialist, Contractor Buyer, Contracts Administrator, Contracts Manager, Equipment, Supplies, and Tools Purchasing Agent, Food Broker
In this career quiz, there are 10 questions that will analyze if the Purchasing Agents career is right for you.
There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Okay and Like.
Answer “Dislike” if you tell yourself “Ugh… Sounds boring” or “I’m not sure” Answer “Okay” if you tell yourself “Umm… I think I will be okay with that” Answer “Like” if you tell yourself “Yes, I’m interested”
Ready? Let’s start
You’re interested in the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
You’re interested in business and management principles like strategic planning, coordination of people and resources, leadership technique and production methods.
Purchase the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct amounts.
Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services.
You like following set procedures and routines.
You like working with data and details more than with ideas.
You like starting up and carrying out projects.
You like leading people and making many decisions. You don’t mind risk taking and dealing with business.
You like work that includes practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
You like dealing with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. You like working outside, and hate paperwork or working closely with others.
Now count how many points you have. Dislike = 0 point Okay = 1 point Like = 2 points
After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.
They plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.
They plan, direct, or coordinate purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service, or planning services. Manage logistics personnel and logistics systems and direct daily operations.
They direct or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.