What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
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.
Purchasing Manager in Mountain View:
"Attention To Detail And Retention Of Newly Acquired Skills."
Know your duties and responsibilities. Observe and know the current operation of the organization to identify weaknesses and strength and determine where it can be improved. Know each of your personnel's weaknesses and strength who are assigned under your supervision. Create a working environment to welcome teamwork, mentorship, training, incentives and recognition to those who exceed job expectations.