Purchasing Manager

Administration

Job Description

Purchasing managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a purchasing department and develop and implement the purchasing policies of a business or institution. 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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  • You take a systematic approach to problems
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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 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.

Canadian University College
Trent University
Lakeland 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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