Top Purchasing Executive oversees all aspects of an organization's goods and services purchasing function. Responsible for planning and directing materials and supply to reduce costs and improve quality. Being a Top Purchasing Executive requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Top Purchasing Executive manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Top Purchasing Executive typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience.