Purchasing Manager Job Description

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Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Manager responsibilities

  • Developing, leading and executing purchasing strategies
  • Tracking and reporting key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Crafting negotiation strategies and closing deals with optimal terms

Purchasing Manager Job Description Template

Job Brief

As a Purchasing Manager you will be responsible for sourcing equipment, goods and services and managing vendors. The successful candidate will be able to perform strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spend, search for better deals and find more profitable suppliers.


  • Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms
  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure clear requirements documentation
  • Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
  • Assess, manage and mitigate risks
  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand


  • Proven working experience as Purchasing Manager, Agent or Officer
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management
  • Interest in market dynamics along with business sense
  • A knack for negotiation and networking
  • Working experience of vendor management software
  • Ability to gather and analyse data and to work with figures
  • Solid judgement along with decision making skills
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • BS degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration

Purchasing Manager Job Description Examples

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Global Vessel Fleet Purchasing Manager • Forever Oceans


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Purchasing Manager - Manfucaturing • Michael Page

About Our Client

This is with a very large global Tier 1 automotive supplier. This plant is the group's largest plant in NA and one of the largest for the company globally, and they are currently launching two new products as well. This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a fast-paced procurement environment with a lot of autonomy...

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Senior Purchasing Manager • Dover Corporation

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