Career and Education Opportunities for Purchasing Managers
In general, purchasing managers plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services.
Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Purchasing Manager career.
STATES WITH Purchasing Manager OPPORTUNITIES
JOB DESCRIPTION: Purchasing Manager
Purchasing managers manage disposal of surplus materials. They also control purchasing department budgets. Equally important, purchasing managers have to resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers. They are often called upon to analyze market and delivery systems to gauge present and future material availability. They are expected to participate in the development of requirements for equipment, products or substitute materials. Finally, purchasing managers represent companies in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers.
Every day, purchasing managers are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to think through problems and come up with general rules. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.