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Purchasing Managers - 11-3061.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Purchasing Manager
  • Materials Manager
  • Director of Purchasing
  • Commodity Manager
  • Director of Materials
  • Director of Strategic Sourcing
  • Procurement Manager
  • Procurement Officer
  • Purchasing Director
  • Purchasing Supervisor

SOC Occupation Groups

11-0000 Management Occupations
11-3000 Operations Specialties Managers
11-3060 Purchasing Managers
11-3061.00 Purchasing Managers

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Administer online purchasing systems.
  • Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.
  • Arrange for disposal of surplus materials.
  • Control purchasing department budgets.
  • Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • 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.
  • Maintain records of goods ordered and received.
  • Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials.
  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
  • Prepare bid awards requiring board approval.
  • Prepare reports regarding market conditions and merchandise costs.
  • Represent companies in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers.
  • Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers.
  • Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
  • Review, evaluate, and approve specifications for issuing and awarding bids.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
  • Coordinate with external parties to exchange information.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures.
  • Develop organizational policies or programs.
  • Develop specifications for new products or processes.
  • Direct financial operations.
  • Examine financial records to ensure compliance with policies or regulations.
  • Hire personnel.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes.
  • Implement transportation changes to reduce environmental impact.
  • Interview employees, customers, or others to collect information.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Negotiate sales or lease agreements for products or services.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Prepare forms or applications.
  • Prepare operational budgets.
  • Resolve employee or contractor problems.
  • Schedule product or material transportation.
  • Supervise employees.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Acquisition (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Management Professional (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, ABM (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, Computer Systems (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, Helicopter or EWO (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, Manufacturing (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, Tactical Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager/Acquisition Core Member (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Professional Candidate (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Professional Manager (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Specialist (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ALandT) Contracting NCO (Army - Enlisted)
  • Acquisition/Project Management (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Administrative Contracting Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aircrew Survival Equipmentman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Automated Logistical Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Acquisition Management Professional (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aviation Supply Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Contingency Contract Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Contract and Industrial Management (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting and Industrial Management Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting Officer (DAWIA Level I) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Contracting Officer (DAWIA Level II) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Contracting Officer (DAWIA Level III) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Contracting Officer (Entry Level) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Contracting Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Contracting Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Contracting, ABM (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, Helicopter or EWO (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, Tactical Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • CWO - Aviation Maintenance Technician (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Electronics Technician, Surface (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Engineering Technician, Surface (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Ordnance Technician, Surface (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Ordnance, Aviation (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Ordnance, Submarine (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Supply Corps (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Distribution Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Equipment Program Support Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Food Service Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • General Supply Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Ground Acquisition Management Professional (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ground Electronics Systems Maintenance Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Ground Supply Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Electronics, Surface (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Engineering/Repair, Submarine (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Engineering/Repair, Surface (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Maintenance, Aviation (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Ordnance, Aviation (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Ordnance, Submarine (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Ordnance, Surface (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Supply Corps (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Marine Corps Community Services Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Materiel Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Materiel Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Materiel Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Materiel Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Materiel Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Materiel Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Petroleum Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Postal Clerk (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Procurement Contracting Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Procurement Management Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Property Accounting Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • RL - Aerospace Engineering (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • RL - Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer - Aerospace Engineering (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • SC - Supply Corps Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Acquisition Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Supply Administration and Operations Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Supply Systems Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Systems Acquisition Management (SAM) Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Systems Automation Acquisition (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Weapons Procurement Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Buyer, Tobacco, Head
  • Contract Administrator
  • Manager, Merchandise
  • Manager, Procurement Services
  • Superintendent, Commissary