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 0113).


People working in this occupation usually apply the following skill set.

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

Skills and knowledge

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

  • Skills

  • Management Help - Management
    • Co-ordinating and Organizing
    • Recruiting and Hiring
    • Allocating and Controlling Resources
    • Evaluating
  • Analysis Help - Analysis
    • Planning
    • Projecting Outcomes
    • Analyzing Information
  • Communication Help - Communication
    • Liaising and Networking
    • Interviewing
    • Negotiating and Adjudicating
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