AAS Program Careers
Production Control Assistant
Product Development Trainee
Bachelor Program Careers
buyers/sourcers are charged with the responsibility of
selecting and purchasing specific materials that are used in
particular styles. They work in both domestic and
international markets. The amount of analysis required
of the buyer depends on the level of specificity desired and
the market conditions and quantities of goods needed.
Buyers are concerned with performance, availability, quality
consistency, compatibility, and costs. The materials
buyer must compare supplier's specifications to style
specifications to determine the most suitable product to
buy. They monitor markets for best possible price and
coordinate delivery dates with forecasted demand.
Materials buyers must also determine whether the materials
received meet the specifications. Laboratory tests may
be ordered to confirm acceptability of materials."
(Kunz, (2005) Apparel Manufacturing, Prentice Hall, p.