Purchasing Managers plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Purchasing managers usually handle more complicated purchases and may supervise a group of purchasing agents. They procure commodities by utilizing various strategies and fostering strong supplier relationships.
Purchasing Managers forecast procurement needs, implement related strategies and policies, and create key performance indicators. They lead the purchasing team through all phases of procurement, and train and develop staff. They also prepare purchase requisitions and issue purchase orders in alignment with company policies and contractual terms and conditions.