Purchasing Managers

(NOC 0113)


  • A bachelor's degree or college diploma in business administration, commerce or economics is usually required.
  • Purchasing managers responsible for units purchasing specialized materials or business services may require a related degree or diploma. For example, a bachelor's degree or college diploma in engineering may be required for purchasing managers responsible for purchasing industrial products.
  • The designation Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) or registration in the educational program of the Supply Chain Management Association may be required.
  • Several years of experience as a purchasing agent or officer are required.

Degrees Associated with This Career


Useful Experience/Skills

Allocating and controlling resources
Co-ordinating and organizing
Recruiting and hiring
Analyzing information
Projecting Outcomes
Liaising and networking
Negotiating and adjudicating

Useful Secondary School Subjects


Modified on February 19, 2020