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Purchasing Managers
(SOC Code : 11-3061)
in Los Angeles County

Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Include wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Work experience, plus bachelor's or higher degree .

Los Angeles County is the same as Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale MD.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale MD20211st Qtr$74.88$54.52$70.16$0.00

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeTotal Job Openings
Los Angeles County 2018 - 20282,1102,2201105.21,910

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Los Angeles County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,03113.8%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 2965.0%
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing 904.8%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 2,1423.5%
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 1772.7%
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers 4472.7%
Architectural and Engineering Services 3,8842.4%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,3302.1%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4242.1%
Grocery Product Merchant Wholesalers 1,1971.9%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services2,0281.8%
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 901.5%
Apparel/Piece Goods Merchant Wholesalers1,1671.4%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 9,4161.4%
Electrical Equipment and Appliances 2671.4%
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,8911.3%
Colleges and Universities 5331.3%
Misc Nondurable Goods Merchant Whsle 6521.3%
Accommodation 2,1141.2%
Advertising and Related Services 3,9311.2%
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 2981.2%
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing 731.2%
Hardware & Plumbing Merchant Wholesalers6881.1%
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 831.0%
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg 5901.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions & Contracts Management

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
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.
Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them to determine product availability and terms of sales.
Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.
Maintain records of goods ordered and received.
Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials.
Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.
Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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