Career Outlook for Purchasing Managers

Also known as:  Contract Administrator, Contracting Manager, Director of Strategic Sourcing, Procurement Manager, Purchasing Director, Purchasing Manager, Sourcing Manager
The overall job outlook for Purchasing Manager careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 11.24 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 1.87 percent per year. Demand for Purchasing Managers is expected to go up, with an expected 6,180 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.18 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Purchasing Managers in the following states
California 7,890
Texas 4,240
Illinois 3,390
New York 3,230
Virginia 2,570
Pennsylvania 2,520
New Jersey 2,460
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Purchasing Managers
Virgin Islands 30
Wyoming 40
Guam 60
Montana 60
South Dakota 60
Alaska 90
North Dakota 90