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JOB TITLE: Purchasing Managers
OCCUPATION 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.
RELATED JOB TITLES: Category Purchasing Manager, Commodity Manager, Materials Director, Materials Manager, Procurement Director, Procurement Manager, Procurement Officer, Purchasing Director, Purchasing Supervisor, Strategic Sourcing Director
JOB TITLE: Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION: Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.
RELATED JOB TITLES: Buyer, Category Manager, Grocery Buyer, Merchandise Manager, Procurement Specialist, Product Manager, Purchaser, Purchasing Coordinator, Retail Buyer, Trader
JOB TITLE: Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION: Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing.
RELATED JOB TITLES: Buyer, Procurement Specialist, Purchasing Administrator, Purchasing Agent, Purchasing Manager
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