What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Purchasing Manager in San Diego:
"Goal oriented, interpersonal skills,"
Be open to suggestion, listen to your employees, be lenient and understanding while giving constructive ideas.
Purchasing Manager in Albert Lea:
"Ever heard of MRP."
I went from a company that had an MRP system to a company that orders off of historical usage. Very frustrating taking a huge step back.
Purchasing Manager in Roseburg:
"Research skills are a must."
Must be able to react quickly, get along well with a wide variety of personalities, research skills are a must. Become familiar with price agreements, learn to negotiate to your firm's advantage.
Purchasing Manager in Southfield:
Be organized, self sufficient (make decisions with minimal supervision), count on multitasking and working under pressure.
Purchasing Manager in Chicago:
Get a certification, it goes a long way in finding a job and being respected in the industry. Be honest with how you conduct yourself and your business.