Purchasing Managers:

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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $97,530.00
Average Time to Fill 40 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 6 years, up to and including 8 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,083
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 4.29 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Resource Allocation
Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Purchase office equipment or furniture
Purchase furnishings, artworks, or accessories
Purchase food or beverages
Purchase housekeeping or cleaning supplies or equipment
Purchase stocks of merchandise or supplies
Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources
Identify internal or external resources to support project
Develop operational budgets
Control organizational, product, or material inventory
Maintain parts or equipment inventory
Manage material resources
Maintain inventory of office supplies
Determine supplier with best bid
Manage inventories or supplies
Requisition stock, materials, supplies or equipment
Issue supplies, materials, or equipment

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Implement organizational process or policy changes
Expedite orders from vendors
Authorize contractual actions or expenditures
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Implement transportation changes to reduce environmental impact
Implement company or staff policies
Appraise personal property or equipment
Appraise real estate values

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Procurement Strategies
Category Management
Process Improvement
Global Sourcing
Procurement System
Business Management
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Occupational Riverboat Gambling License (18-0000000026)

In order to obtain a license to work in a riverboat casino, the candidate must: Be at least 18 years of age. Not have been convicted of a felony nor have been subject to disciplinary action that woul interfere with the ability to carry out professional duties. Demonstrate a level of skill of knowledge that the commission determines is necessary to perform the skills necessary for the occupation. Submit a full set of fingerprints. Pay all application and licensure fees.

- Indiana Gaming Commission (3172330046)
- http://www.in.gov/igc/

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