Purchasing Agent

Administration

Job Description

Purchasing agents and officers purchase general and specialized equipment, materials, land or access rights and business services for use or for further processing by their establishment. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.

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  • A sense of community is important to you
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Communities

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HIGH LEVEL, ALBERTA
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, ALBERTA
FORT ST-JAMES, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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Education And Training

A bachelor’s degree or college diploma in business administration, commerce or economics is usually required. Purchasing agents and officers purchasing specialized materials or business services may require a related university degree or college diploma. For example, a bachelor’s degree or college diploma in engineering may be required for purchasers of industrial products. Certification from the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) may be required. Previous experience as a purchasing clerk or as an administrative clerk may be required. A certificate in purchasing from the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) may be required.

Camosun College
Confederation College of Applied Arts and Technology
Assiniboine Community College

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NOTE

The requirements listed are generally required qualifications for this Career Type. The qualifications may vary based on the employer and/or the geographic location of that job.

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