Also called: Commodity Manager, Director of Purchasing, Materials Manager, Purchasing Manager
In the Air Force: Acquisition Manager; Contracting Helper; In-Flight Refueling Apprentice; Materiel Management Journeyman; Regional Band Apprentice, Bagpipe; Regional Band Apprentice, Saxophone; Regional Band Craftsman, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands); Regional Band Helper, Clarinet; Regional Band Helper, Tuba; Regional Band Journeyman, Oboe
In the Army: Acquisition; Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ALandT) Contracting NCO; Automated Logistical Specialist; Contract and Industrial Management; Food Service Specialist; Parachute Rigger; Petroleum Technician; Property Accounting Technician; Supply Systems Technician; Unit Supply Specialist
In the Coast Guard: Acquisition/Project Management; CWO - Electronics Technician, Surface; CWO - Ordnance Technician, Surface; CWO - Supply Corps; LDO - Electronics, Surface; LDO - Maintenance, Aviation; LDO - Ordnance, Aviation; LDO - Supply Corps; Premier Band; Regional Band
In the Marine Corps: Acquisition Manager/Acquisition Core Member; Contracting Superintendent; Logistics Plans Journeyman; Premier Band Superintendent; Regional Band Apprentice, Military Band Support (USAF Band); Regional Band Craftsman, Clarinet; Regional Band Craftsman, Steel Guitar; Regional Band Helper, Guitar; Regional Band Journeyman, Baritone Or Euphonium; Regional Band Journeyman, Piano
In the Navy: Administrative Contracting Officer; CWO - Electronics Technician, Surface; CWO - Ordnance Technician, Surface; CWO - Supply Corps; Contracting Officer (DAWIA Level III); LDO - Electronics, Surface; LDO - Maintenance, Aviation; LDO - Ordnance, Submarine; Logistics Specialist; RL - Aerospace Engineering
- Represent companies in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers.
- Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying, selling, and distributing materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies.
- Interview and hire staff, and oversee staff training.
Arts and Humanities
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Math and Science
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Data base user interface and query software