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GREEN RETAIL EXPEDITOR: Venture Out Of Your Comfort Zone

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Alysha is a Retail Expeditor who works in the corporate department for a chain of natural-garden and green-product stores. She was a Mathematics major in college and discovered this family when the family for whom she was babysitting asked her to come work for them. She did--and loves it. She advises: go through life at your own pace, and don't let anyone else's opinion direct your career journey.

Degree: Mathematics
Job Title: Retail Expeditor

Job Summary: Purchasing Managers

Job Description

Purchasing managers, buyers, and purchasing agents buy products for organizations to use or resell. They evaluate suppliers, negotiate contracts, and review product quality.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Purchasing managers typically must have at least 5 years of experience as a buyer or purchasing agent. At the top levels, purchasing manager duties may overlap with other management functions, such as production, planning, logistics, and marketing.

Certification Requirement
Helpful to be a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM).

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$35,000 - $105,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
3 to 9 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Indoor, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Mathematical skills

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m='10760'>you</span> <span m='10930'>to</span> <span m='11010'>buy.</span> </p><p><span m='11560'>So</span> <span m='11790'>I</span> <span m='11940'>go</span> <span m='12170'>through</span> <span m='12350'>catalogs</span> <span m='12980'>and</span> <span m='13060'>I</span> <span m='13110'>work</span> <span m='13350'>with</span> <span m='13490'>vendors,</span> <span m='14100'>and</span> <span m='14850'>decide</span> <span m='15115'>the</span> <span m='15380'>things</span> <span m='15600'>that</span> <span m='15700'>we</span> <span m='15870'>think</span> <span m='16160'>would</span> <span m='16300'>sell</span> <span m='16530'>well</span> <span m='16730'>in</span> <span m='16810'>our</span> <span m='16960'>stores.</span> <span m='17810'>And</span> <span m='17890'>then</span> <span m='17980'>we</span> <span m='18970'>purchase</span> <span m='19330'>those,</span> <span m='19690'>and</span> <span m='19990'>set</span> <span m='20080'>the</span> <span m='20210'>pricing.</span> <span m='20770'>And</span> <span m='20850'>do</span> <span m='20980'>a</span> <span m='21030'>lot</span> <span m='21250'>of</span> <span m='21490'>market</span> <span m='21900'>analysis</span> <span m='22460'>with</span> <span m='22600'>that,</span> <span m='22910'>as</span> <span m='23050'>in</span> <span m='23220'>comparing</span> <span m='24470'>our</span> <span m='24650'>prices</span> <span m='25140'>to</span> <span m='25270'>other</span> <span m='26420'>similar</span> <span m='26760'>stores</span> <span m='27060'>in</span> <span m='27150'>our</span> <span m='27280'>area</span> <span m='27650'>to</span> <span m='27750'>make</span> <span m='27930'>sure</span> <span m='28030'>that</span> <span m='28130'>we're</span> <span m='28260'>competitively</span> <span m='28980'>priced</span> <span m='29910'>with</span> <span m='30110'>other</span> <span m='30300'>stores so</span> <span m='30650'>that our</span> <span m='30780'>products</span> <span m='31070'>will</span> <span m='31180'>sell</span> <span m='31390'>well.</span> </p><p><span m='32240'>I</span> <span m='32470'>really</span> <span m='32800'>fell</span> <span m='33010'>into</span> <span m='33180'>this</span> <span m='33390'>totally</span> <span m='33810'>by</span> <span m='33970'>chance.</span> <span m='34470'>I</span> <span m='34650'>went</span> <span m='34860'>to</span> <span m='35400'>school</span> <span m='35730'>at</span> <span m='35870'>UT</span> <span m='36150'>and</span> <span m='36210'>I studied</span> <span m='36660'>math.</span> <span m='37380'>And</span> <span m='38240'>after</span> <span m='38500'>I</span> <span m='38530'>graduated,</span> <span m='39120'>I</span> <span m='39180'>was</span> <span m='39490'>babysitting</span> <span m='40120'>for</span> <span m='40200'>this</span> <span m='40440'>really</span> <span m='40680'>great</span> <span m='40950'>family.</span> <span m='41460'>And</span> <span m='41730'>they</span> <span m='41980'>own</span> <span m='42210'>this</span> <span m='42430'>business,</span> <span m='43220'>and</span> <span m='43400'>they</span> <span m='43480'>asked</span> <span m='43770'>if</span> <span m='43810'>I</span> <span m='43890'>wanted</span> <span m='44140'>to</span> <span m='44210'>come</span> <span m='44390'>start</span> <span m='44600'>working</span> <span m='44920'>at</span> <span m='45000'>their</span> <span m='45130'>business.</span> <span m='45560'>And</span> <span m='45670'>I</span> <span m='45860'>said,</span> <span m='46080'>sure,</span> <span m='46390'>why</span> <span m='46570'>not?</span> </p><p><span m='47230'>And</span> <span m='48080'>one</span> <span m='48290'>thing</span> <span m='48450'>led</span> <span m='48630'>to</span> <span m='48750'>another.</span> <span m='49160'>I</span> <span m='49220'>fell</span> <span m='49470'>in</span> <span m='49560'>love</span> <span m='49710'>with</span> <span m='49890'>them</span> <span m='50220'>and</span> <span m='50330'>their</span> <span m='50550'>business.</span> <span m='51180'>And</span> <span m='51450'>it's</span> <span m='51760'>a</span> <span m='51820'>really</span> <span m='52060'>great</span> <span m='52840'>job,</span> <span m='53220'>and</span> <span m='53340'>I'm</span> <span m='53420'>really</span> <span m='53960'>enjoying</span> <span m='54390'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='55010'>What</span> <span m='55410'>I</span> <span m='55510'>wish</span> <span m='55870'>I</span> <span m='56010'>knew</span> <span m='56180'>in</span> <span m='56250'>high</span> <span m='56420'>school</span> <span m='56760'>was</span> <span m='56910'>that</span> <span m='57460'>it</span> <span m='57580'>is</span> <span m='57840'>so very</span> <span m='58060'>important</span> <span m='58430'>not</span> <span m='58620'>to</span> <span m='58700'>put</span> <span m='58830'>yourself</span> <span m='59140'>into</span> <span m='59370'>a</span> <span m='59450'>box.</span> <span m='60170'>Don't</span> <span m='60490'>let</span> <span m='60720'>somebody</span> <span 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