An inventory or purchasing manager is a supervisor that is responsible for managing the inventory for their organization. They are responsible for buying supplies, materials, and parts for the job they are tasked to complete. The purchasing they oversee may be routine, it may change frequently, or it may involve a mix of both. Depending on the employer, the inventory or purchasing manager may work with a team (in which they ensure that the inventory and purchasing needs of the company are met) or they may perform this work independently.
Inventory / Purchasing Manager Tasks
Negotiate purchasing contracts and policies with respective suppliers.
Analyze and implement purchasing processes and delivery systems.
Manage and direct employees involved in the buying, selling or distributions aspects of a company.