Avg. Base Salary (AUD)
The average salary for a Purchasing Officer is AU$59,303
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Officers?
An entry-level Purchasing Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$52,546 based on 25 salaries. An early career Purchasing Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$56,086 based on 299 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Purchasing Officers Do?
Purchasing officer positions are available in a wide variety of organizations and businesses, ranging from hotels to government agencies to universities. Although job requirements vary by company and position, common requirements include at least a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field. A minimum of five years of experience dealing with contracts and/or purchasing is also needed; most organizations stipulate that at least part of this must have been in a management or …Read more
- Procure, negotiate, and contract for necessary supplies, goods and materials.
- Track inventory and purchases, evaluating vendors.
- Request quotes, solicit bids, and evaluate results to select the appropriate vendors.
- Work with users and consumers to meet demands and follow guidelines.