Purchasing managers – NOC : 0113

Unit Group

0113 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.

Example Titles

contract manager
food purchasing manager
manager, purchasing contracts
material manager
procurement director
purchasing director
supply chain logistics manager
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building supplies purchasing manager
chief, purchasing
clothing purchasing director
clothing purchasing manager
contract director
contract manager
director, procurement operations
director, purchasing
director, supply management
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
manager, procurement
manager, purchasing contracts
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

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Main duties

Purchasing managers perform some or all of the followingduties:

Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the purchasingactivities of an establishment

Develop purchasing policies and procedures and controlpurchasing 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 forequipment, products or substitute materials

Review and process claims against suppliers

Interview, hire and oversee training of staff.


A bachelor’s degree or college diploma in business administration,commerce or economics is usually required.

Purchasing managers responsible for units purchasingspecialized materials or business services may require a related degree ordiploma. For example, a bachelor’s degree or college diploma in engineering maybe required for purchasing managers responsible for purchasing industrialproducts.

The designation Supply Chain Management Professional(S.C.M.P.) or registration in the educational program of the PurchasingManagement Association of Canada may be required.

Several years of experience as a purchasing agent or officerare required.

Classified elsewhere

Purchasing agents and officers (1225)

Retail and wholesale buyers (6222)

Warehouse managers (in 0714 Facility operation andmaintenance managers )

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