Based on 161 responses, the job of Purchaser has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.5 out of 5. On average, Purchasers are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Purchaser?
Pros: The people I work with.
Cons: Stressful. Always mistakes to fix.
Purchaser in Vaughan:
Pros: Be my own boss
Cons: Not be appreciated
"Multitasking To The Next Level."
For stress level, I would suggest they pay well. If you have to do 5 other jobs at the same time and not get paid, would highly not advice. The amount of years you do this job can net you many contacts and wealthy connections for future work.
Pros: Problem solving and getting to an end goal.
Cons: Lack of planning by others, urgency.
Pros: Learning about the industry and executive management.
Cons: Stress level and poor communication.
"Happy Working Environment."
Pros: Dealing with external Suppliers on a daily basis. Challenging Suppliers. The assessment of current stock on Raw Materials against what is required, which links in to the Howden forward forecast system.
Cons: The structure of management currently in place within Purchasing. Little exposure to responsibility.
"Overall experience, the perks and the lows."
Pros: I like the purchasing experience. I enjoy the negotiations, the challenge of purchasing at the right time for the best prices. We deal with hundreds of suppliers which is a challenge, but I enjoy it. I also get to travel to buying shows which has brought me to many places I probably would have never gone before.
Cons: It can be quite stressful at times, trying to balance inventory levels and dealing with the staff, making sure everyone is happy. I spend a lot more than 40 hours a week most of the time. I also do customer service which really cuts into the time I need for purchasing.