A subscriber to the FREE Purchasing Resources Program has an upcoming interview for a purchasing manager job and wanted to know how to answer the interview question “What will your contributions be?”

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Now, I don’t know what this individual’s contributions will be. But I can tell you what contributions a great purchasing manager makes. They include:

1. Cost savings
2. Improved supplier delivery
3. Improved supplier quality
4. Better service to internal customers
5. Improved productivity of the purchasing department
6. Development of innovative solutions and out-of-the-box business improvements

To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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