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Purchasing Managers

Coordinate the work of buying products or services for an organization.

Quick Facts


Well above the statewide median
$68.84 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  6.1%    Read more about outlook


Bachelor's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Negotiate sales or lease agreements for products or services.
  • Resolve employee or contractor problems.
  • Coordinate with external parties to exchange information.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes.
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Job Title Examples:

Commodity Manager
Director of Purchasing
Materials Manager

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