Job description Purchasing Director near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what work is like for a purchasing director in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Purchasing managers (NOC 10012).

Purchasing managers


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.

Job duties

  • 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.

Job titles

  • contract manager
  • food purchasing manager
  • material manager
  • procurement director
  • purchasing contracts manager
  • purchasing director
  • supply chain logistics manager

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