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Job Title Experience EDUCATION Avg. Salary  
Job TitleBuyer I Experience0 - 2 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$52,069  
20.08%
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Assists in purchasing materials, supplies and services at the most favorable terms for the organization. Qualifies vendors, evaluates bids, and negotiates prices and terms for purchased goods and serv

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Entry Level Buyer
Job TitleBuyer II Experience2 - 4 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$62,630  
24.15%
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Purchases materials, supplies and services at the most favorable terms for the organization. Qualifies vendors, evaluates bids, and negotiates prices and terms for purchased goods and services. Tracks

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Intermediate Level Buyer
Job TitleBuyer III Experience4 - 7 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$77,726  
29.97%
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Purchases materials, supplies and services at the most favorable terms for the organization. Qualifies vendors, evaluates bids, and negotiates prices and terms for purchased goods and services. Tracks

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Senior Buyer
Job TitleBuyer IV Experience7 + EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$98,691  
38.06%
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Purchases materials, supplies and services at the most favorable terms for the organization. Qualifies vendors, evaluates bids, and negotiates prices and terms for purchased goods and services. Tracks

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Job TitleCommodity Buyer II Experience2 - 4 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$68,088  
26.25%
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Purchases commodities for use in manufacturing and other business applications. Monitors and analyzes the commodities market and overall economic conditions to ensure that commodities are purchased at

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Commodity Buyer
Commodities Buyer
Job TitleCommodity Buyer III Experience4 - 7 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$85,609  
33.01%
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Purchases commodities for use in manufacturing and other business applications. Monitors and analyzes the commodities market and overall economic conditions to ensure that commodities are purchased at

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Commodity Purchasing - Senior
Job TitleCommodity Buyer IV Experience7 + EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$110,511  
42.61%
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Purchases commodities for use in manufacturing and other business applications. Monitors and analyzes the commodities market and overall economic conditions to ensure that commodities are purchased at

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Commodity Purchasing - Specialist
Job TitleCommodity Manager Experience EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$99,155  
38.23%
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Develops, implements, and maintains commodity inventory strategy that supports company's supply chain. Evaluates market conditions in order to maintain inventory levels and control costs. Evaluates an

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Commodities Manager
Job TitleDivisional Merchandising Manager Experience EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$186,360  
71.86%
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Manages division's group of buyers who select merchandise for order, place orders, and are involved in inventory distribution. Works with buyers to review previous orders and to determine which invent

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Divisional Merchandise Manager
Merchandise Manager - Division
Divisional Manager of Merchandise
Job TitleEquipment Director Experience EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$113,147  
43.63%
Job Title, Experience, Education

Directs the management of company equipment including procurement activities, preventative maintenance, repair/replacement and safety assurance. Manages the records, licenses, inspections, warrantees,

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Job TitleFood and Beverage Buyer - Casino Experience2 - 4 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$42,306  
16.31%
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Responsible for purchasing food and beverages. Monitors inventory of bars, restaurants, hotel, and casino and orders appropriately. Includes soliciting and maintaining relationships with suppliers and

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Food & Beverage Buyer - Casino
Job TitleForecast Analyst Experience2 - 4 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$60,869  
23.47%
Job Title, Experience, Education

Analyzes inventory levels, production speed, and product demand to determine the amount of finished product that will be produced. Determines the best metrics to use to provide the most accurate repre

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Demand Planner
Demand Planning Analyst
Job TitleGas Supply Manager Experience EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$138,936  
53.57%
Job Title, Experience, Education

Responsible for obtaining the necessary supplies of gas to meet company needs. Negotiates contracts with approved sources and sees contracts through to completion, ensuring all stipulations are met. R

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Supply Manager - Fuels
Job TitleImport/Export Supervisor Experience3 + EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$63,475  
24.48%
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Oversees a staff of import/export administrators who are responsible for the flow of goods into and out of a country. Ensures that paperwork and monetary transactions are completed accurately, in a ti

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Export/Import Supervisor
Job TitleIT Procurement Administrator Experience0 - 2 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$66,959  
25.82%
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Directs the daily activities of the technology purchasing function. Reviews technology purchasing decisions, orders, and vendor contracts. Oversees the ordering of materials and supplies from vendors.

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Information Technology Procurement Administrator
IT Acquisitions Administrator
Job TitleMaterials Control Manager Experience5 + EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$89,478  
34.50%
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Manages and coordinates the distribution of materials for production. Performs analysis of materials and determines optimum control levels. Requires bachelor's degree. Typically reports to head of uni

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Material Control Manager
Job TitleMaterials Manager Experience5 + EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$101,475  
39.13%
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Manages the purchasing and inventory control functions. Provides support to production scheduling on all material flow issues to meet production schedules and customer requirements. Interfaces with pr

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Job TitleMerchandise Allocator Experience2 - 4 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$54,286  
20.93%
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Allocates merchandise to stores according to warehouse and store inventory levels. Will assist stores with merchandise transfers to fulfill stock needs. May require bachelor's degree. Typically report

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Job TitleMerchandise Buyer Experience4 - 7 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$90,038  
34.72%
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Selects merchandise for order, places order, and stays involved in inventory distribution. Reviews success of previous orders to determine extent to which inventory should be replenished. Researches n

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Job TitleMerchandise Buyer Assistant Experience0 - 2 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$50,463  
19.46%
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Assists merchandise buyers in selecting merchandise, placing orders, and distributing inventory. May be responsible for some inventory replenishment but without open-to-buy responsibilities. May requi

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Assistant Merchandise Buyer
Merchandise Buyer - Assistant
Job TitleMerchandise Buyer Assistant, Sr. Experience2 - 4 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$65,706  
25.34%
Job Title, Experience, Education

Assists merchandise buyers in selecting merchandise, placing orders, and distributing inventory. Responsible for inventory replenishment with open-to-buy responsibilities over segment of the buyer's d

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Merchandise Buyer
Sr. Assistant
Associate Merchandise Buyer
Merchandise Buyer - Associate
Senior Merchandise Buyer - Assistant
Assistant Merchandise Buyer
Sr
Senior Assistant Merchandise Buyer
Job TitleMerchandise Buyer, Sr. Experience7 + EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$130,340  
50.26%
Job Title, Experience, Education

Selects merchandise for order, places order, and stays involved in inventory distribution. Reviews success of previous orders to determine extent to which inventory should be replenished. Researches n

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Merchandise Buyer
Sr
Senior Merchandise Buyer
Job TitleMerchandise Planner Experience2 - 4 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$76,369  
29.45%
Job Title, Experience, Education

Plans and forecasts for future merchandise buys based on historical buys, reoccurring buys and current inventory levels. Responsible for reviewing stock to sales ratios, responding to changing sales t

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Job TitleMerchandise Planner - Bakery Experience2 - 4 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$54,593  
21.05%
Job Title, Experience, Education

Develops strategies and techniques to increase sales of baked goods. Analyzes department profits and profit margins of individual items. Controls ordering, inventory, and quality of baked goods. Respo

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Bakery Planner
Job TitleMerchandise Planner - Deli Experience2 - 4 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$59,117  
22.80%
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Develops strategies and techniques to increase sales of deli meats and other products. Analyzes department profits and profit margins of individual items. Controls ordering, inventory, and quality of

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Deli Planner
Job TitleMerchandise Planner - Produce Experience2 - 4 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$68,535  
26.43%
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Develops strategies and techniques to increase sales of produce. Analyzes department profits and profit margins of individual items. Controls ordering, inventory, and quality of produce. Responsible f

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Produce Planner
Job TitleMerchandise Planner, Sr. Experience4 - 7 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$93,278  
35.97%
Job Title, Experience, Education

Plans and forecasts for future merchandise buys based on historical buys, reoccurring buys and current inventory levels. Responsible for reviewing stock to sales ratios, responding to changing sales t

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Merchandise Planner
Sr
Senior Merchandise Planner
Job TitlePower Trader Experience2 - 4 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$92,496  
35.67%
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Responsible for the purchase and sale of energy. Monitors energy levels and reports needs or excesses and conducts market analysis to identify fluctuations in cost and availability of power sources. R

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Job TitlePower Trader, Sr. Experience7 + EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$116,347  
44.86%
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Responsible for the purchase and sale of energy. Monitors energy levels and reports needs or excesses and conducts market analysis to identify fluctuations in cost and availability of power sources. R

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Senior Power Trader
Job TitlePurchasing Agent Experience1 - 3 EducationHigh School Avg. Salary$58,762  
22.66%
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Prepares, Verifies, and Places purchase orders based on business requirement. Monitor a system to maintain inventory levels and availability. Resolves issues related to inventory return, replacement,

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Job TitlePurchasing Director Experience EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$143,645  
55.39%
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Develops and directs objectives, policies, and processes regarding all purchasing function. Reviews vendor quality and maintains price controls and inventory flows to identify and implement efficient

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Director of Procurement
Director of Purchasing
Procurement Director
Job TitlePurchasing Manager Experience5 + EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$107,452  
41.43%
Job Title, Experience, Education

Manages all purchasing activities and establishes strategic purchasing processes and procedures. Maintains relationship with vendors or suppliers and negotiates contracts for major purchases. Evaluate

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Job TitlePurchasing Supervisor Experience3 + EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$84,220  
32.48%
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Supervises the daily activities of the purchasing function. Maintains relationship with vendors or suppliers and negotiates contracts for more complex purchase order. Evaluates and analyzes purchasing

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Level II Purchasing Supervisor II
Job TitleRebuyer Experience2 - 4 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$53,324  
20.56%
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Responsible for maintaining proper inventory levels for an organization. Works with detailed historic reports to determine order quantities, process new purchase orders, and amend generated orders to

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Job TitleTop Gas Supply Executive Experience8 + EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$181,776  
70.09%
Job Title, Experience, Education

Plans and directs all aspects of an organization's gas supply objectives. Oversees the negotiation, acquisition, and completion of gas and fuel contracts. Forecasts changes in prices in order to maint

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VP
Gas Supply
Vice President of Gas Supply
Chief Gas Supply Executive
Gas Supply Executive
Top Gas Procurement Executive
Job TitleTop Merchandise Planning and Allocation Executive Experience EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$259,333  
100.00%
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Oversees, plans, and directs all aspects of an organization's merchandise planning and inventory allocation policies, objectives, and initiatives. Develops strategies and processes to maximize sales,

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VP
Merchandise Planning and Allocation
Vice President of Merchandise Planning and Allocat
Top Merchandise Planning & Allocation Executive
Top Executive of Merchandise Planning and Allocati
Top Executive of Merchandise Planning & Allocation
Job TitleTop Purchasing Executive Experience8 + EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$195,226  
75.28%
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Oversees all aspects of an organization's goods and services purchasing function. Responsible for planning and directing materials and supply to reduce costs and improve quality. Requires bachelor's d

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Chief Purchasing Officer
Chief Purchasing Executive
VP
Purchasing
Vice President of Purchasing

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