Purchasing managers

Purchasing managers

NOC
0113

Manage and evaluate the activities of purchasing departments and develop and implement the purchasing policies of businesses or institutions.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

52
 

Median Hourly Wage

$34.54
$20.57
Low
$70.09
High

Median Salary

$76,702
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

375
 

% Working Full Time

100%
 

% Working Full Year

84%
 
Job details

Full NOC 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.

Main Duties

Purchasing managers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the purchasing activities of an establishment
  • Develop purchasing policies and procedures and control purchasing department budget
  • Identify vendors of materials, equipment or supplies
  • Evaluate cost and quality of goods or services
  • Negotiate or oversee the negotiation of purchase contracts
  • Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials
  • Review and process claims against suppliers
  • Interview, hire and oversee training of staff.

Also Known As

  • contract manager
  • food purchasing manager
  • material manager
  • procurement director
  • purchasing contracts manager
  • purchasing director
  • supply chain logistics manager
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • 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.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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34.0%
Female
66.0%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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0.0%
15-24
11.6%
25-34
33.3%
35-44
33.3%
45-54
18.8%
55-64
2.9%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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2.8%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
21.1%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
2.8%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
25.4%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
47.9%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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27.3%
Manufacturing
16.7%
Public administration
13.6%
Wholesale trade
42.4%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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10.10%
Northeast
39.10%
Southeast
24.60%
Southwest
20.30%
Central
5.80%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$69,221
Northeast
$64,658
Southeast
$104,677
Southwest
$80,761
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$76,702

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$77,263

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$76,702

Newfoundland

$82,445

Prince Edward Island

$50,751

Nova Scotia

$78,424

Canada

$85,222
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

52
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

51
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

176
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

173