Purchasing Officer

Purchasing Officers prepare purchase orders, monitor supply sources and negotiate contracts with suppliers.

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    Overview

    Purchasing Officers prepare purchase orders, monitor supply sources and negotiate contracts with suppliers.

    Day-to-day

    • receives and checks purchase requests against inventory records and stock on hand
    • examines orders and compiles data for production schedules
    • identifies, contacts and negotiates contracts with suppliers.

    To become a Purchasing Officer

    • You can work as a Purchasing Officer without formal qualifications, however, a formal qualification in procurement, purchasing or business may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

      Find a Certificate in Business Procurement

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