Career information and college search tools for purchasing managers and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.
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Purchasing Managers Skills
Below are the skills needed to be purchasing managers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).
Judgment and Decision Making
Purchasing Managers Knowledge
Below are the knowledge areas needed to be purchasing managers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).
Administration and Management
Economics and Accounting
Customer and Personal Service
Purchasing Managers Work activities
Below are the work activities involved in being purchasing managers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
Purchasing Managers Work styles
Below are the work styles involved in being purchasing managers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).
Attention to Detail
Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for Purchasing Managers
Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Purchasing Managers jobs , as of 2018
Annual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
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Total employment and salary for professions similar to purchasing managers
Total Number of People Employed
Source : 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org
Selected Schools for Purchasing Managers
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Purchasing Manager Training Schools by State
We have some additional detailed pages at the state level for Purchasing Managers.
Numbers in parentheses are counts of relevant campus-based schools in the state; online schools may also be available.