Alysha, a Retail Expeditor who works in the corporate department for a chain of natural-garden and green-product stores, describes what she loves about her job, its challenges, and work-life balance. If you love your job it's easy to work too hard sometimes; don't forget to maintain the relationships with your family and friends.
Purchasing managers, buyers, and purchasing agents buy products for organizations to use or resell. They evaluate suppliers, negotiate contracts, and review product quality.
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Purchasing managers typically must have at least 5 years of experience as a buyer or purchasing agent. At the top levels, purchasing manager duties may overlap with other management functions, such as production, planning, logistics, and marketing.
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