Also referred to as: Chief Procurement Officer, Chief Purchasing Executive, Chief Purchasing Officer, Head of Purchasing, Vice President of Purchasing, VP of Procurement
Requirements and Responsibilities

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.

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