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Review the job description for the Buyer position.  The underlined keywords link to interview questions for that keyword or job function.

Description:  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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Practice Buyer Interview

  1. How does your experience and training qualify you as a Buyer?
    Focus on the aspects of your experience that apply to this position.  Tips on your interview opening.

  2. What is the Uniform Commercial Code?

  3. What items of information are required on a requisition to insure a complete and accurate purchase?

  4. What experience have you had in developing specifications?

  5. 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?

  6. Name the essential elements of a contract.

  7. What steps will you take when a vendor continually fails to deliver materials as specified?

  8. What does "Net 30" or "Net 30 days" mean?

  9. Tell us about the most challenging situation you've encountered in the workplace.  How did you meet the challenge?

  10. How much do you want to be paid?
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  11. Is there anything else you'd like to say?
    Tips on your interview closing.

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