Also called: Purchasing Manager, Materials Manager, Director of Purchasing, Commodity Manager
In the Air Force: Acquisition Manager; Acquisition Manager, Bomber; Acquisition Manager, General; Acquisition Manager, Special Operations; Contracting; Contracting, Bomber; Contracting, General; Contracting, Special Operations; Materiel Management; Materiel Management Helper
In the Army: Acquisition; Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ALandT) Contracting NCO; Automated Logistical Specialist; Contract and Industrial Management; Food Service Specialist; 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 - Ordnance, Submarine; Contracting; LDO - Engineering/Repair, Submarine; LDO - Maintenance, Aviation; LDO - Ordnance, Submarine; LDO - Supply Corps; RL - Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer - Aerospace Engineering
In the Marine Corps: Acquisition Manager/Acquisition Core Member; Acquisition Professional Candidate; Acquisition Specialist; Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ALandT) Contracting NCO; Aviation Acquisition Management Professional; Contracting Officer; Ground Acquisition Management Professional; Petroleum Technician; Property Accounting Technician; Supply Administration and Operations Specialist; Supply Systems Technician
In the Navy: Administrative Contracting Officer; CWO - Electronics Technician, Surface; CWO - Ordnance, Aviation; Contracting Officer (DAWIA Level I); Contracting Officer (Entry Level); LDO - Electronics, Surface; LDO - Maintenance, Aviation; LDO - Ordnance, Surface; Procurement Contracting Officer; RL - Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer - 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:
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Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Data base user interface and query software