Purchasing Managers and Directors

Purchasing managers and directors (not retail) plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the purchasing functions of industrial, commercial, government organisations and public agencies to ensure cost-effectiveness.

Entry Reqirements

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Typical Tasks

  • Stays abreast of and ensures adherence to relevant legislation regarding tendering and procurement procedures.
  • Researches and identifies new products and suppliers.
  • Interviews suppliersโ€™ representatives and visits trade fair.
  • Arranges for quality checks of incoming goods and ensures suppliers deliver on time.
  • Negotiates prices and contracts with suppliers and draws up contract documents.
  • Devises purchasing policies, decides on whether orders should be put out to tender and evaluates suppliersโ€™ bids.
  • Determines what goods, services and equipment need to be sourced.

Desired Skills

Active Learning, Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, Speaking, Writing, Learning Strategies, Active Listening, Monitoring, Science

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