Sample Purchasing Manager Resume

A purchasing manager resume is the applicant's opportunity to display his experience and objective. All purchasing manager resumes should reflect the job seeker's ability to do the job, training, experience, and recognition, if it applies.

Richard Job-Seeker
809 Harwell Avenue
Any Town, USA 9999
Home: (888) 888-8888
Cell: (888) 888-7777


A position as a Purchasing Manager


Effective buyer; knowledge of pricing, reliability of product names, discerning; good communicator; ready for immediate hiring


Purchasing Manager, 2000 to present:

Barton and Smith Department Store, Big City, USA.

Responsible for handling some of the complex and critical purchases such as department furniture, display tables and racks; also supervised purchasing agents; sought new technologies and suppliers and created and supervised the systems that allow individuals within the company to buy their own supplies.

Purchasing Agent, 1998-2000:

Bailey's Department Store, Big City, USA.

In charge of routine purchasing for women's shoes, tracking market conditions, price trends, and current styles. Watched types of shoes in fashion and what buyers are attracted to.


B.A., Sales and Management, 1997
American University, Any City, USA.


American Association of Business Managers

NOTE: A purchasing manager resume should be focused and specific. This brief example of a purchasing manager resume provides the essentials for composing a full-length one. You can add more information as called for according to the work experience you have.