What are the best purchasing agent qualifications and training to get ahead?

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What is the best training for becoming a purchasing agent? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective purchasing agent?

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Mark J. McCann in Salt Lake City, Utah

42 months ago

Your most effective training is a cross functional educational process including supply chain management classes, sourcing and negotiations training, and everyday project management experience. The most attractive certificates that employers are looking for are the CPM, SPSM, and CPIM. However, a formal education tops all else, when it comes to goal setting, determination, and ability/ smarts.

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