Director of Purchasing

Purchasing Director develops and directs objectives, policies, and processes regarding all purchasing function. Reviews vendor quality and maintains price controls and inventory flows to identify and implement efficient purchasing programs. Being a Purchasing Director requires a bachelor’s degree. Typically reports to top management. The Purchasing Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Purchasing Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience.

Director of Purchasing Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Director of Purchasing to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all purchase requests have been approved in accordance with authorized approval levels;
  • Must possess excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills;
  • Coordinates and processes all Return-To-Vendor requests;
  • Adheres to the approved vendor lists;
  • Four years of purchasing experience with at least two years in a purchasing management position;
  • Review all proposed and received orders to ensure vendor compliance, and recommends vendor changes when necessary;
  • Oversees and provides direction to staff with the vendor licensing process;
  • Assists departments with disposal of surplus goods and equipment;
  • Develop purchase orders, for components, products and CAPEX/expanse items;
  • Assists in budget planning;
  • Studies and researches trade manuals;
  • Determines inventory levels to ensure adequate supply of materials and supplies are available for distribution;
  • Sourcing options in Upstream design or projects;
  • Planning and Control;
  • Drive projects to completion.

Requirements:

  • Four years of purchasing experience with at least two years in a purchasing management position;
  • Must possess excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills;
  • Adaptable / Flexible – being open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances;
  • Ensure that all purchase terms and discounts are adhered too;
  • Ensure that all purchase requests have been approved in accordance with authorized approval levels;
  • Proven ability to drive cohesion and collaboration among many different people & functions;
  • Coordinates and processes all Return-To-Vendor requests;
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Adheres to the approved vendor lists;
  • Review all proposed and received orders to ensure vendor compliance, and recommends vendor changes when necessary;
  • Oversees and provides direction to staff with the vendor licensing process;
  • Work with vendors to ensure the quality of goods purchased meets the company‚Äôs standards;
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience;
  • Coordinates all disposal of property assets either by sale, donation or scrap;
  • Work with all departments to find cost savings in products and services.