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the Buyer position. The underlined keywords link to interview questions for that keyword or job function.
A Buyer locates and purchases various materials and parts;
receives written requisitions or oral requests; operate a computer; input purchase
orders from requisitions and order materials; locate suitable vendors and obtain pricing
from vendors or catalogs; prepare bid or quote specifications; coordinate activities with
warehouse personnel; contact vendors regarding problem orders; work with vendors and internal users to insure
satisfactory procurement of materials.
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What is the Uniform Commercial Code?
What items of information are required on a requisition to
insure a complete and accurate purchase?
What experience have you had in developing
An internal customer calls and is angry over a requisition.
The customer claims that you are providing poor service and threatens to call your
supervisor. What will you do?
Name the essential elements of a contract.
What steps will you take when a vendor continually fails to
deliver materials as specified?
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