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Alternate job titles: Top Purchasing Executive | Chief Procurement Officer | Chief Purchasing Executive | Chief Purchasing Officer | Vice President of Purchasing | VP of Procurement

The Head of Purchasing is responsible for planning and directing materials and supply to reduce costs and improve quality. Oversees all aspects of an organization's goods and services purchasing function. Being a Head of Purchasing typically reports to top management. Requires a bachelor's degree. The Head of Purchasing 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. Working as a more...



Alternate job titles: Production Expeditor | Vendor Supply Chain Expeditor

The Purchasing Expeditor works with vendors to ensure prompt and accurate delivery of goods to designated locations. Expedites vendor-related production delays by resolving issues with late deliveries, discrepancies in quality or quantity, or failure to meet established specifications. Being a Purchasing Expeditor typically reports to a supervisor. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. Being a Purchasing Expeditor work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Working as a Purchasing Expeditor typically requires 4 -7 years o more...


Alternate job titles: Ordering and Inventory Clerk | Purchasing Agent / Buyer | Purchasing Processing Agent

Initiates purchase orders based on business requirements and inventory levels. Administers purchasing and contract database. Monitors vendor pricing and availability. Expedites delayed orders. Resolves issues related to inventory returns, replacements, and credit arrangements. Requires a high school diploma. Typically reports to a supervisor or team leader. Works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. Typically requires 3-5 years of related experience, or may need 2 years experi more...


Alternate job titles: Entry Purchasing Clerk | Procurement Clerk | Purchasing Records Clerk

Prepares and processes purchase orders and maintains purchasing records. Interacts with suppliers to obtain pricing and product specifications. Verifies order acknowledgements and pricing. Sets up new vendors in ordering system and Inputs and transmits transactions. Requires a high school diploma. Typically reports to a supervisor or team leader. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. more...



Alternate job titles: Procurement Manager | Supplier Relationship Manager

Manages all purchasing activities and establishes strategic purchasing processes and procedures. Maintains relationship with vendors or suppliers and negotiates contracts for major purchases. Evaluates and analyzes purchasing trend and price trend to identify forecasting demand and minimize purchasing costs. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a senior manager. Manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for more...


Alternate job titles: Director of Procurement | Procurement Director

Develops and directs objectives, policies, and processes regarding all purchasing function. Reviews vendor quality and maintains price controls and inventory flows to identify and implement efficient purchasing programs. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. Manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall more...



Alternate job titles: Procurement Supervisor | Supplier Relationship Team Leader

Supervises the daily activities of the purchasing function. Maintains relationship with vendors or suppliers and negotiates contracts for more complex purchase order. Evaluates and analyzes purchasing trend and price trend to identify forecasting demand and minimize purchasing costs. Typically requires a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to a manager. Supervises a small group of para-professional staff in an organization characterized by highly transactional or repetitive processes. Contributes to the development of processes and procedures. Thorough knowledge of functiona more...


Alternate job titles: Buyer I | Associate Buyer | Entry Buyer | Junior Buyer

The Purchasing Generalist I qualifies vendors, evaluates bids, and negotiates prices and terms for purchased goods and services. Assists in purchasing materials, supplies and services at the most favorable terms for the organization. Being a Purchasing Generalist I may require a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Tracks purchases, monitors vendor quality, and maintains a current database of vendor information. In addition, Purchasing Generalist I typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Being a Purchasing Generalist I works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Wo more...


Alternate job titles: Purchasing Clerk, Sr | Purchasing Records Senior Clerk | Senior Procurement Clerk

The Senior Purchasing Clerk researches and negotiates with suppliers to obtain prices and specifications. Prepares purchase orders and maintains purchasing records. Being a Senior Purchasing Clerk may operate a system for data entry and transmission. Provides routine administrative support. In addition, Senior Purchasing Clerk requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor. Being a Senior Purchasing Clerk gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. Working as a Senior Purchasing Clerk typically more...



Alternate job titles: Top Purchasing Executive | Chief Procurement Officer | Chief Purchasing Executive | Head of Purchasing | Vice President of Purchasing | VP of Procurement

The Chief Purchasing Officer is responsible for planning and directing materials and supply to reduce costs and improve quality. Oversees all aspects of an organization's goods and services purchasing function. Being a Chief Purchasing Officer typically reports to top management. Requires a bachelor's degree. The Chief Purchasing Officer 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 func more...


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