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Purchasing Manager test: Pre-employment screening assessment to hire the best candidates

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Purchase manager test
Type: Role specific skills
Time: 10 min
Languages: English
Level: Intermediate

Summary of the Purchase manager test

This purchase manager test evaluates the candidate’s skills in strategic sourcing skills, relevant to the duties of purchase managers. This screening test will help you hire candidates who can effectively plan and think critically, especially around pricing.

Covered skills

  • Purchase policy making

  • Risk management and contracts

  • Vendor onboarding and management

  • Pricing and across the supply chain cost-saving strategies

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Purchase manager, Strategic sourcing manager, Global sourcing manager, Sourcing manager, Category manager

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About the Purchase manager test

A successful purchase manager needs to have a wide range of skills to be able to successfully complete the duties of the role. A typical purchase manager is expected to be good at planning and budgeting annual spend, having knowledge of various clauses for executing commercial contracts with suppliers and service providers, while keeping the risk minimal and drafting an all-weather pricing agreement.

A purchase manager will also continuously search for potential vendors and bring them on-board. This cycle is usually covered in RFX processes and sometimes with the use of advanced tools like reverse E-auction.

This purchase manager test evaluates candidates’ abilities to engage in effective purchase policy-making decisions, manage risk, especially with regards to contracts, onboard and manage vendors, and engage in effective pricing analysis and strategies.

This screening test will help you identify well-rounded candidates who are ready to step into the role of purchase manager.

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The test is made by a subject-matter expert

Bhupendra K.

A startup founder with over 16 years of experience in the automobile, IT, and renewable energy sectors, Bhupendra has an MBA in International Business & Supply Chain Management, and has consulted on projects for the Skill India program. Bhupendra’s areas of expertise include supply chain management, warehousing, logistics, and automation.

Bhupendra lives in Noida, India, with his wife Dipali and his two adorable children, Tanvi and Kavya.

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