Are jobs in Purchasing Management fast-paced? If so, why?

Question: Are jobs in Purchasing Management fast-paced? If so, why?

Answer: Yes many jobs in Purchasing Management are fast-paced because it is the one position that answers to every department in the organization.  Purchasing Management professionals have to perform to satisfy customers (both internally and externally).  Everyone thinks that their needs are the most important needs of the company, so the Purchasing Management professional has to perform to keep everyone within organization satisfied and feeling their needs are the most important.  In a manufacturing environment, the purchasing department has to maintain the purchase orders to ensure the product needed for manufacturing arrives at the right time, in the right quantity, and be the correct product.  Therefore, the task of ordering and coordinating the arrival of material makes the position very fast paced especially when production levels are for large quantities of product.

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