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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

comprised of companies that distribute and manufacture the components that keep your world running smoothly.

Skills Sets and Training for PT/MC Distribution Employees

Buyer Skills


Learn more about the Buyer Job Description and Salary Range.


Customer Service Skills

  • Excellent listening skills
  • Excellent phone skills
  • Effective verbal communication skills
  • Effective written communication skills

Financial Management Skills

  • Developing/Implementing strategic sourcing

Sales Skills

  • Effective negotiating skills

Product & Technical Knowledge Skills

  • Technical expertise & knowledge of company products
  • Ability to read basic catalog drawings & blueprints

General Skills/Qualities

  • Judgment & decision-making skills
  • Problem-solving & analytical ability
  • Multi-tasking
  • Strong project management skills
  • Time management skills
  • Accuracy & attention to detail
  • Business math skills
  • Ethical standards
  • Professional demeanor

Computer Skills

  • Basic computer/keyboarding skills
  • Basic knowledge of MS Office suite
  • Knowledge of inventory/warehouse management software