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Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products

Typical job duties performed with this occupation include:

TASK DUTIES
Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices.
Arrange the payment of duty and freight charges.
Attend meetings, trade shows, conferences, conventions, and seminars to network with people in other purchasing departments.
Confer with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action.
Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes.
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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
Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson Public BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP--SALES ASSOCIATE One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 32