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Buyer

Aliases: Buyer, Kabadiwala

Industry/Sector(s): Organised Retail


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Buyer is expected to perform include:

  • Buying goods such as farm produce, used clothing, old newspapers, waste materials, etc. for company use or for resale
  • Appraising and weighing goods to determine their value
  • Vising different localities or areas and purchasing goods from sellers according to authorization or prospect for resale
  • Sorting purchased goods according to type, quality and value and selling them to business establishments or private individuals
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is a field job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • The working hours and working days are flexible​​​
  • Shift system is not available
  • Overtime may be required​​
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)
This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1

Educational qualification not specified

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of goods to be bought that will fetch a resale value
  • Knowledge of weighing goods to determine their value
  • Knowledge of sorting purchased goods according to type, quality and value
  • Expertise in selling used goods
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Relationship management skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Communication skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

For further guidance, contact your nearest Common Service Centre or Contact NCS Call Centre (Toll Free Number: 1800-425-1514)

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

For further guidance, contact your nearest Common Service Centre or Contact NCS Call Centre (Toll Free Number: 1800-425-1514)

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 3

Buyer → Supplier → Trader

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 1

Since the person is self-employed, the salary will vary

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

Relevant work experience is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 1

Self-employed

KEYWORDS 
  • Buyer
  • Kabadiwala
  • Scrapper
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 3323.0100​Buyer
ISCO 2008 3323 Buyers
NIC 2008 47740 Retail sale of second-hand goods
QP Reference Not available Not available
NSQF Not available Not available​
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