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Wholesale and Retail Buyers

Buy merchandise to sell to consumers at either the retail or wholesale level.

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On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Obtain information about goods or services.
  • Research issues related to the environment or sustainable business practices.
  • Confer with personnel to coordinate business operations.
  • Discuss business strategies, practices, or policies with managers.
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Procurement Specialist
Purchasing Manager

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