Purchasing Manager

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Purchasing Manager

An employee of a company who purchases the goods that the company needs, especially to make its own products. A purchasing manager may supervise the purchase of office supplies, or the raw materials needed to make a company's finished goods. A purchasing manager is also called a procurement manager.
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Small and medium-sized businesses risk losing contracts as they ignore securing valuable client data, according to a survey of procurement managers by KPMG.
A multisector KPMG survey of 175 procurement managers from organisations with more than 250 employees revealed that the general consensus (70%) is that SMEs should be doing more to prevent cyber-attacks and protect valuable client data.
Like thousands of other employees, the Homeland Security Department's procurement managers breathed a sigh of relief on March 3 after the congressional scramble to pass a DHS funding bill finally succeeded.
In the first panel discussion of the day at the Hotelier Middle East Procurement Summit 2014, delegates debated how best the work of procurement managers should be highlighted to management so that purchasing staff are recognised for the work they do.
Laxminarayan speaks to Big Project ME about the changing role of procurement managers in the Middle East's construction industry.
Talking to catering and procurement managers over costs and supply - FACT.
Starting in the second half of 2008, many procurement managers achieved significantly lower pricing for items such as resins, packaging, transportation, and chemicals, as commodity prices declined precipitously and demand slowed with the global economy.
These products will be listed on federal government purchasing schedules, making acquisition easy for procurement managers.
For example, bandwidth procurement managers for carriers, services providers and large enterprises benefit from new online tools that provide competitive access information for more than 45,000 buildings nationwide or new market information services that support network and procurement strategy and decisions.
The matchmaking events provide a special opportunity for small businesses to present product and service solutions to buyers at the national and state levels through prescheduled one-on-one appointments with procurement managers.
Retailers: corporate, financial and procurement managers can anticipate future trends in mobile handsets, and establish criteria that trend spotters and buyers will use to identify 'hit' products before their launch and purchase appropriate stock from handset vendors, enhancing their supply-chain and inventory management.
Corporate procurement managers who want to know how best to roll out enterprise data services

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