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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

more than 370 power transmission/motion control distribution and manufacturing companies, representing over $16 billion in product sales.

Skills Sets and Training for PT/MC Distribution Employees

Purchasing Manager Skills


Learn more about the Purchasing Manager Job Description and Salary Range.

Customer Service Skills

  • Excellent listening skills
  • Excellent phone skills
  • Effective verbal communication skills
  • Effective written communication skills

Financial Management Skills

  • Competency in budgeting, forecasting & planning
  • Background in profit/loss management to maximize financial performance
  • Developing/Implementing strategic sourcing

Operation Management Skills

  • Ability to manage inventory, including auditing, forecasting & planning

Sales Skills

  • Effective negotiating skills
  • Effective meeting facilitation skills

Human Resources Management Skills

  • Compliance with all employment laws, regulations & company policies (including sexual harassment)
  • Hiring, developing & performance management

General Skills/Qualities

  • Leadership, motivation, supervisory & managerial skills
  • Judgment & decision-making skills
  • Problem-solving & analytical ability
  • Multi-tasking
  • Strong project management skills
  • Time management skills
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Accuracy & attention to detail
  • Business math skills
  • Ethical standards
  • Professional demeanor

Computer Skills

  • Basic knowledge of MS Office suite
  • Knowledge of distribution software
  • Knowledge of inventory/warehouse management software