Want to take on a Purchasing Managers Job? Well, then get ready to take on responsibilities such as purchasing products for companies that will further be sold or used. As a purchasing manager, the candidate will be required to examine and evaluate suppliers, cater to negotiations when contracts are being drawn, assess or appraise product quality, and often oversee purchasing agents and buyers. In smaller organizations, the purchasing manager may also be required to act as the agent or buyer. As a Purchase Manager, the candidate will have to maintain records of goods that have been ordered and received as well. A candidate looking for Purchasing Manager Jobs will also have to locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies. Not just that, s/he will have to interview them so that product availability can be identified, and terms of sales be fixed. The purchasing manager will also have to prepare and process the various requisitions and purchase orders for all the supplies as well as the equipment. S/he will have to take on the role of interviewing and hiring staff, and oversee staff training too. From resolving vendor or contractor complaints and claims against suppliers to representing organizations in terms of negotiating contracts and setting up policies with suppliers, it all comes under the purview of the purchasing manager.