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Purchasing Managers
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 1,820

Projected Annual Job Openings: 40

Typical Hourly Wage: $55.64 - $68.42

Typical Annual Salary: $115,700 - $142,300

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: 5 years or more

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Represent companies in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying, selling, and distributing materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies.
  • Interview and hire staff, and oversee staff training.
  • Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them to determine product availability and terms of sales.
  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
  • Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain records of goods ordered and received.
  • Prepare bid awards requiring board approval.
  • Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.
  • Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop calculator
  • Desktop computers
  • Personal computers

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • Procurement software
  • Project management software

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