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Purchasing Manager

Job Summary

Responsible for procuring products and services for retailers, wholesalers, and other organizations. Oversee the purchasing process from start to finish, identify the need for certain items, and review product specifications.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Organize and oversee the procurement of goods and services for an organization. 
  • Obtain the best possible prices for the goods and services that are needed. 
  • Build relationships with suppliers and work closely with them to negotiate contracts and pricing. 
  • Develop and implement purchasing strategies that help an organization save money. 
  • Manage inventory levels and coordinate with other departments to ensure timely deliveries. 
  • Guarantee that all purchased items meet quality standards and required specifications.
  • Supervise a purchasing team as they source suppliers and purchase goods and services.
  • Prepare budgets and cost estimates and continually seek to improve purchasing processes.
  • Train junior purchasing employees on various procedures and using the purchasing system.
  • Maintain databases with purchase records and information about suppliers.