Purchasing Officer Job Description

A purchasing officer is responsible for ensuring that a company’s purchasing department is meeting its requirements.

Purchasing officers answer directly to a purchasing manager, although they may be supervised by a higher-level manager.

Purchasing officers are responsible for researching, acquiring, and negotiating goods and services for the company.

They work with suppliers to make sure that the company is receiving high-quality goods at a good price.

Purchasing officers also make sure that the company’s purchasing department is compliant with all government regulations.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Purchasing Officer to manage our company's purchasing department. This person will be responsible for overseeing the ordering and receiving of all supplies and equipment, as well as negotiating favorable contract terms with vendors. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a purchasing role, as well as excellent negotiation and customer service skills. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter today.

Purchasing Officer Duties:

  • Responsible for developing and implementing purchasing policies and procedures; fostering and cultivating relationships with suppliers
  • Market purchasing products and services, research, and analyze market trends, and negotiate prices
  • Draft purchase orders and specifications, and handle billing and payment
  • Establish and manage vendor relationships; evaluate performance
  • Share purchasing responsibilities with other departments

Purchasing Officer Responsibilities:

  • Work with construction management to ensure timely delivery of all materials to project sites
  • Obtain competitive bids from suppliers
  • Negotiate and issue purchase orders
  • Maintain resources, including inventory and capital equipment, by conducting periodic vendor evaluations
  • Develop, implement, and maintain purchasing procedures, policies and procedures, and budgets to ensure the organization is in compliance with federal and state regulations
  • Maintain accurate transaction records and reports, filing and copying documents as needed
  • Establish and maintain relationships with suppliers
  • Maintain vendor payment and records systems
  • Support the organization's purchasing initiatives, including sourcing and negotiation of strategic sourcing contracts
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors
  • Other duties as assigned

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, or related field
  • 2+ years’ experience managing purchasing and accounts payable functions
  • Excellent writing, spreadsheet, and analytical skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and other programs
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and reach resolutions efficiently

Company Name is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as a company. We are committed to building a team that reflects our values of diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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