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"Purchasing Agent and Buyer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Purchase farm products either for further processing or resale.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Purchasing Agent and Buyer"

1) Coordinate and direct activities of workers engaged in cutting, transporting, storing, or milling products and in maintaining records.

2) Arrange for processing and/or resale of purchased products.

3) Arrange for transportation and/or storage of purchased products.

4) Examine and test crops and products to estimate their value, determine their grade, and locate any evidence of disease or insect damage.

5) Maintain records of business transactions and product inventories, reporting data to companies or government agencies as necessary.

6) Negotiate contracts with farmers for the production or purchase of farm products.

7) Purchase for further processing or for resale farm products such as milk, grains, and Christmas trees.

8) Review orders to determine product types and quantities required to meet demand.

9) Advise farm groups and growers on land preparation and livestock care techniques that will maximize the quantity and quality of production.

 

 

11) Sell supplies such as seed, feed, fertilizers, and insecticides, arranging for loans or financing as necessary.

12) Calculate applicable government grain quotas.


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Job Description for "Purchasing Agent and Buyer" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  E-C-R        SOC:  13-1021.00