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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

  • Commodity Manager
  • Director of Materials
  • Director of Purchasing
  • Director of Strategic Sourcing
  • Materials Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Procurement Officer
  • Purchasing Director
  • Purchasing Manager
  • 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)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • 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 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting and Industrial Management Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • 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 Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • 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)
  • Culinary Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • 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 - Nuclear Power (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)
  • 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)
  • In-Flight Refueling (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • 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 - Nuclear Power (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 Plans (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • 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)
  • Medical Materiel (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Parachute Rigger (Army - Enlisted)
  • Petroleum Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Postal Clerk (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Procurement Contracting Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Procurement Management Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Property Accounting Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Regional Band (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Audio And Lighting Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Bagpipe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Baritone and Euphonium (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Bassoon (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Cornet and Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Electric Bass/String Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Flute and Piccolo (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Music Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Audio And Lighting Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Bagpipe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Baritone and Euphonium (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Bassoon (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Cornet and Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Electric Bass/string Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Flute and Piccolo (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Music Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Audio and Lighting Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Bagpipe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Baritone and Euphonium (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Bassoon (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Cornet and Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Electric Bass/String Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Flute and Piccolo (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Music Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Audio And Lighting Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Bagpipe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Baritone and Euphonium (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Bassoon (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Cornet and Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Electric Bass/String Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Flute and Piccolo (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Music Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • 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 Chain 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)
  • Traffic Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • 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