Acquisition Manager; Acquisition Manager, Airlift; Acquisition Manager, C2ISREW; Acquisition Manager, Helicopter or EWO; Acquisition Manager, Special Operations; Acquisition Manager, Trainer; Contracting, Airlift; Contracting, C2ISREW; Contracting, Helicopter or EWO; Contracting, Special Operations
What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.
On the job, you would:
Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.
Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them to determine product availability and terms of sales.
Prepare bid awards requiring board approval.
Arts and Humanities
Safety and Government
law and government
Engineering and Technology
computers and electronics
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
talking to others
bringing people together to solve differences
understanding people's reactions
selecting and managing the best workers for a job
managing your time and the time of other people
communicate by speaking
listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
come up with lots of ideas
use rules to solve problems
add, subtract, multiply, or divide
choose the right type of math to solve a problem
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or certificate after high school usually needed