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    Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services.

    Maintain records of goods ordered and received. Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them in order to determine product availability and terms of sales. Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment. Control purchasing department budgets. Interview and hire staff, and oversee staff training. Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy. Analyze market and delivery systems in order to assess present and future material availability. Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures. Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials. Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers. Represent companies in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers. Review, evaluate, and approve specifications for issuing and awarding bids. Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying, selling, and distributing materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies. Prepare bid awards requiring board approval. Prepare reports regarding market conditions and merchandise costs. Administer on-line purchasing systems. Arrange for disposal of surplus materials.

    English Language -- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Administration and Management -- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Production and Processing -- Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. Mathematics -- Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. Personnel and Human Resources -- Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems. Economics and Accounting -- Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data. Computers and Electronics -- Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. Customer and Personal Service -- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Active Learning -- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. Management of Material Resources -- Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work. Negotiation -- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. Mathematics -- Using mathematics to solve problems. Time Management -- Managing one's own time and the time of others. Operations Analysis -- Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

    Purchasing Managers Job Description & Jobs Job Title: Purchasing Managers RIASEC Career Code: E-C-S SOC: 11-3061.00 Job Description for:"Purchasing Managers" Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. For Purchasing Managers Jobs Click Here What do you want to do now? 1) Learn how our Career Test will help you plan or change your career 2) Take our FREE Myers-Briggs-like Personality Test 3) Use our quick over-the-phone Career Coaching session for immediate help with your career 4) Quickly sort through over 2,000,000 real jobs and apply on-line For Purchasing Managers Jobs Click Here Job Tasks for: "Purchasing Managers" Maintain records of goods ordered and received. Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them in order to determine product availability and terms of sales. Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment. Control purchasing department budgets. Interview and hire staff, and oversee staff training. Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy. Analyze market and delivery systems in order to assess present and future material availability. Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures. Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials. Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers. Represent companies in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers. Review, evaluate, and approve specifications for issuing and awarding bids. Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying, selling, and distributing materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies. Prepare bid awards requiring board approval. Prepare reports regarding market conditions and merchandise costs. Administer on-line purchasing systems. Arrange for disposal of surplus materials. Find the perfect career, try our Career Search Tools Knowledge Requirements for: "Purchasing Managers" English Language -- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Administration and Management -- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Production and Processing -- Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. Mathematics -- Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. Personnel and Human Resources -- Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems. Economics and Accounting -- Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data. Computers and Electronics -- Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. Customer and Personal Service -- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. See the education requirements for Purchasing Managers Skill Requirements for: "Purchasing Managers" Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Active Learning -- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. Management of Material Resources -- Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work. Negotiation -- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. Mathematics -- Using mathematics to solve problems. Time Management -- Managing one's own time and the time of others. Operations Analysis -- Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design. Ability Requirements for: "Purchasing Managers" Speech Recognition -- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. "Purchasing Managers" Job Activities Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People -- Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Interacting With Computers -- Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. Performing Administrative Activities -- Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships -- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. Developing and Building Teams -- Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. Documenting/Recording Information -- Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. Job Description for: "Purchasing Managers"

    Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People -- Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Interacting With Computers -- Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. Performing Administrative Activities -- Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships -- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. Developing and Building Teams -- Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. Documenting/Recording Information -- Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.