A subscriber to the FREE Purchasing Resources Program has an upcoming interview for a purchasing manager job and wanted to know how to answer the interview question “What will your contributions be?”

Now, I don’t know what this individual’s contributions will be. But I can tell you what contributions a great purchasing manager makes. They include:

1. Cost savings
2. Improved supplier delivery
3. Improved supplier quality
4. Better service to internal customers
5. Improved productivity of the purchasing department
6. Development of innovative solutions and out-of-the-box business improvements