Inventory Manager Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Purchasing

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Inventory Manager Skills List in Purchasing

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for an Inventory Manager role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Inventory Manager job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 75% of Inventory Manager job descriptions contained procurement as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

procurement
75%
purchasing
59%
supply chain
46%
buyer
39%
stock control
20%
sourcing
13%
buying
13%
logistics
10%
purchaser
10%
purchase
10%
category
10%
inventory manager
7%
senior buyer
7%
negotiation
7%
building relationships
7%
forecast
7%
inventory
7%
materials planning
7%
suppliers
7%
inventory control
7%
inventory controller
4%
analytical skills
4%
manufacturing environment
4%
sap
4%
supplier relationship
4%
fast paced environment
4%
production planner
4%
strategic buyer
4%
manager
4%
supplier negotiation
4%
aerospace
4%
materials planner
4%
material planner
4%
inventory planner
4%
planning
4%
defence
4%
procurement manager
4%
purchasing, procurement, buyer
4%
automotive
4%
international supply
4%
leadership
4%
budget
4%
continuous improvement
4%
contract negotiation
4%
contracts
4%
cost reduction
4%
inventory management
4%
commodities
4%
technical buyer
4%
purchasing manager
4%
stock
4%
stock controller
4%
supply chain manager
4%
category management
4%
change management
4%
product management
4%
project manager
4%
engineering
4%
manufacturing
4%

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