Skills Purchasing Director near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a purchasing director in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Purchasing managers (NOC 10012).


  • Plan and control budget and expenditures
  • Hire, train, direct and motivate staff
  • Plan, develop and implement purchasing policies and procedures
  • Assign, co-ordinate and review projects and programs
  • Oversee the evaluation of the cost and quality of goods or services
  • Authorize the development of specifications for products or services
  • Manage contracts
  • Review and process claims against suppliers
  • Oversee the analysis of data and information
  • Oversee the preparation of reports
  • Advise senior management
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate daily operations

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Communication Help - Communication
  • Professional Communicating
  • Teaching and Training
  • Negotiating and Adjudicating
Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Analyzing Information
  • Planning
Management Help - Management
  • Co-ordinating and Organizing
  • Evaluating
  • Leading and Motivating
  • Strategic Planning


Business, Finance and Management Help - Business, Finance and Management
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
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