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Agent - Purchasing
Agent - Purchasing
Job-Specific Assessment

This HR Avatar Pre-Employment test was specifically designed to assess Agent - Purchasing and similar roles. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Agent - Purchasing test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
 Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
 Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:13-1023.00
O*Net Description:Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing.
Simulation Context:Medium-Level Business Finance
O*Net Context:Business and Financial Operations
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Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
Alternate Titles for this Role: Area Field Person, Area Field Worker, Buyer, Contract Administrator, Contract Analyst, Contract Specialist, Contractor Buyer, Contracts Administrator, Contracts Manager, Equipment, Supplies, and Tools Purchasing Agent, Food Broker, Fuel Agent, Fuel Buyer, General Purchasing Agent, Import Coordinator, Jobber, Journeyman, Leaser, Log Buyer, Lumber Buyer, Media Buyer, Merchandiser, Ore Buyer, Outside Property Agent, Piece Jobber, Plant Buyer, Price Analyst, Print Buyer, Procurement Agent, Procurement Analyst, Procurement Engineer, Procurement Specialist, Pulpwood Buyer, Pulpwood Contractor, Purchaser, Purchasing Administrator, Purchasing Agent, Purchasing Assistant, Purchasing Coordinator, Purchasing Manager, Purchasing Specialist, Radio Time Buyer, Railroad Purchasing Agent, Sourcing Specialist, Subcontract Administrator, Timber Buyer, Tools, Supplies, and Equipment Purchasing Agent, Traveling Buyer
Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Purchasing Managers, Logistics Managers, Supply Chain Managers, Transportation Managers, Logistics Analysts, Logisticians, Cost Estimators, Management Analysts, Risk Management Specialists, First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers, Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance, Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists, Regulatory Affairs Managers, Regulatory Affairs Specialists, Budget Analysts, Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators, Customs Brokers

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Test Activities
  • Evaluate the cost-benefit of outsourcing a process.
  • Determine whether to lease or buy equipment.
  • Make a purchasing recommendation based on product lifespan.

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