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Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products

Typical job duties performed with this occupation include:

TASK DUTIES
Authorize payment of invoices or return of merchandise.
Monitor and analyze sales records, trends, or economic conditions to anticipate consumer buying patterns and determine what the company will sell and how much inventory is needed.
Consult with store or merchandise managers about budgets or goods to be purchased.
Train or supervise sales or clerical staff.
Provide clerks with information to print on price tags, such as price, mark-ups or mark-downs, manufacturer number, season code, or style number.
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Training for this occupational program or those in a similar family of programs can be located at the following postsecondary institutions in the State of Kansas. Please check with a program advisor at the postsecondary institution for more information on the particular focus of each program listed. Programs nearest the local area appear first. Click on the program to find more information.

INSTITUTION NAME CITY INSTITUTION TYPE PROGRAM TITLE AWARDS HOURS
Johnson County Community College Overland Park Public FASHION MERCHANDISING AND MARKETING Associate Degree - AAS 66
Johnson County Community College Overland Park Public VISUAL MERCHANDISING Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 25
Johnson County Community College Overland Park Public FASHION MERCHANDISING AND MARKETING Associate Degree - AAS 66
Johnson County Community College Overland Park Public FASHION MERCHANDISING ENTREPRENEURSHIP One-year Technical Certificate - CERTE 32
Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson Public BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP--SALES ASSOCIATE One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 32