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.
Also called: Materials Manager, Procurement Manager, Procurement Officer, Purchasing Director

Knowledge:

    Business
  • management
  • accounting and economics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • bringing people together to solve differences
    Resource Management
  • managing your time and the time of other people
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • come up with lots of ideas
  • create new and original ideas
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Leadership
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability

Technology:

    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • SAP
    Procurement software
  • Ariba Spend Management Suite
  • Automated purchase order software
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Corel Paradox
  • Microsoft Access

Education:

    bachelor's degree
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