Purchasing managers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 0113

Purchasing managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a purchasing department and develop and implement the purchasing policies of a business or institution. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.

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Job Duties for Purchasing managers

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the purchasing activities of an establishment
  • Develop purchasing policies and procedures and control purchasing department budget
  • Identify vendors of materials, equipment or supplies
  • Evaluate cost and quality of goods or services
  • Negotiate or oversee the negotiation of purchase contracts
  • Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials
  • Review and process claims against suppliers
  • Interview, hire and oversee training of staff.

Working Conditions for Purchasing managers

Work is usually performed in an office environment.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Building Supplies Purchasing Manager
  • Clothing Purchasing Director
  • Clothing Purchasing Manager
  • Contract Director
  • Contract Manager
  • Electronic Components Purchasing Chief
  • Electronic Components Purchasing Director
  • Electronic Components Purchasing Manager
  • Equipment Manager
  • Food Purchasing Director
  • Food Purchasing Manager
  • Hardware Purchasing Director
  • Hardware Purchasing Manager
  • Material And Services Purchasing Manager
  • Material Manager
  • Merchandise Purchasing Director
  • Merchandise Purchasing Manager
  • Office Equipment Purchasing Manager
  • Procurement Director
  • Procurement Manager
  • Procurement Operations Director
  • Purchasing Chief
  • Purchasing Contracts Director
  • Purchasing Contracts Manager
  • Purchasing Director
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Supply Chain Director
  • Supply Chain Logistics Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Supply Chief
  • Supply Service Chief
  • Supply-management Director
  • Purchasing Coordinator