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Purchasing Managers and Directors

Purchasing managers and directors (not retail) plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the purchasing functions of industrial, commercial, government organisations and public agencies to ensure cost-effectiveness.

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About this Career

£46,911

Average salary

New workers start around £27,398.01. Normal pay is £46,911 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £101,885.80.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Stays abreast of and ensures adherence to relevant legislation regarding tendering and procurement procedures.
  • Researches and identifies new products and suppliers.
  • Interviews suppliers.
  • Arranges for quality checks of incoming goods and ensures suppliers deliver on time.
  • Negotiates prices and contracts with suppliers and draws up contract documents.
  • Devises purchasing policies, decides on whether orders should be put out to tender and evaluates suppliers.
  • Determines what goods, services and equipment need to be sourced.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

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Active Learning
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Critical Thinking
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Mathematics
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Reading Comprehension
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Speaking
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Writing
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Learning Strategies
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Active Listening
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Monitoring
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Science
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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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