Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Manager manages all purchasing activities and establishes strategic purchasing processes and procedures. Maintains relationship with vendors or suppliers and negotiates contracts for major purchases. Being a Purchasing Manager evaluates and analyzes purchasing trend and price trend to identify forecasting demand and minimize purchasing costs. Typically requires a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, Purchasing Manager typically reports to a senior manager. The Purchasing Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Purchasing Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.

Purchasing Manager Job Description Template

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


  • Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies;
  • Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power;
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries;
  • Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms;
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking;
  • Assess, manage and mitigate risks;
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand;
  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers;
  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure clear requirements documentation;
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness;
  • Hire team members;
  • Assist in developing more effective invoicing and collecting processes;
  • Propose improvements to the current purchasing system that will improve vendor relationships and lower the cost of doing business;
  • Take the lead in creating profitable ways to manage obsolete and slow-moving stock to help offset losses.


  • Required language(s): English, Filipino;
  • Must have above average communication skills;
  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s/College Degree in Engineering (Material Science), Engineering (Industrial), or its equivalent;
  • People management;
  • Willing to work in LIIP Mamplasan, Binan Laguna;
  • Wide range of network;
  • Persuasion and Negotiation;
  • Degree holder (preferrably licensed engineer);
  • organizing and planning;
  • Excellent leadership skills;
  • Strong analytical and planning skills;
  • Advanced oral and written communication;
  • Competitive salary package;
  • Communication skills;
  • Knowledge of purchasing and warehousing functions.