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Purchasing Managers

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Purchasing Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.

Key Competencies
* Integrity
* Attention to Detail
* Leadership
* Cooperation
* Analytical Thinking
* Dependability
* Self Control
* Initiative
* Stress Tolerance
* Adaptability/Flexibility

Representative Tasks
* Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying, selling, and distributing materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies.
* Develop cost reduction strategies and savings plans.
* Represent companies in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers.


Job Family

Sample Job Titles
Category Purchasing Manager, Circuit Rider, Circuit Walker, Commissary Superintendent, Commodity Manager, Contract Administrator, Contract Coordinator, Contract Manager, Contracting Manager, Contracting Officer, Contracts Specialist, Division Merchandise Manager (DMM), General Merchandise Manager, Import Coordinator, Material Manager, Materials Coordinator, Materials Director, Materials Manager, Merchandise Director, Merchandise Executive, Merchandise Manager, Merchandise Planner, Merchandising Manager, Procurement Director, Procurement Manager, Procurement Officer, Procurement Services Manager, Property and Supply Officer, Purchasing Coordinator, Purchasing Director, Purchasing Manager, Purchasing Supervisor, Sourcing Manager, Strategic Sourcing Director, Strategic Sourcing Manager, Subcontract Administrator, Vendor Manager.