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Purchasing Skills for Professional Development Guide
(CO-70005-0100) 180 pages   $179.00

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The Purchasing Skills Matrix is a tool for executives who have Purchasing and supply chain resources reporting to them. The Matrix lists the skills and knowledge needed by supply professionals to do their jobs and is designed to help you:

  • Identify the skills necessary for a specific job so you may hire employees with the required entry skills;
  • Develop career paths and developmental plans for newly hired, as well as current employees;
  • Develop training plans for employees.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 - How to Use the Purchasing Skills Matrix

  • Why Was the Purchasing Skills Matrix Developed?
  • How Is the Purchasing Skills Matrix Organized?
  • How Do You Use the Skills Matrix?
  • Answers to Exercise 1
  • Answers to Exercise 2

    Chapter 2 - Comprehensive Purchasing Skills

    Chapter 3 - Purchasing Skills and Professional Assessment

    Chapter 4 - Purchasing Skills Matrix

  • Buyer I/Buyer II
  • Buyer III/Specialist I
  • Specialist II/Specialist III
  • Purchasing Manager I
  • Purchasing Manager II/Purchasing Manager III


  • Appendix 1 - Skills and Attributes Defintions

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