Purchasing Officers

(NOC 1225)

Career Description

Purchasing officers purchase general / specialized equipment, materials, and business services, assess workplace needs and develop specifications for required equipment, materials, and supplies, invite tenders, consult with suppliers, and review quotations, determine or negotiate contract terms / conditions, and award supplier contracts or recommend awards, establish delivery schedules, monitor progress, and contact clients / suppliers to resolve problems, and specialize in the purchase of business services and particular materials such as furniture or office equipment.

Duties May Include

Hiring, training, or supervising clerks.

Examples of Titles

Procurement Officer
Purchasing Agent
Purchasing Officer

Where They Work

Purchasing officers work in business / government.

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Modified on August 03, 2012