Juan, a Materials Manager & Analyst for a medical supply company, describes what he loves most about his job (spreadsheets!!!!), its challenges, how hard it is to get a job in his field, and work-life balance. In high school & college, your homework is always looming, but in the work world you can leave work at the office.
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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