Purchasing Specialist Salary (Canada)
The average salary for a Purchasing Specialist is C$55,365 per year. A skill in Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.
|Salary||C$40,084 - C$74,993|
|Bonus||C$0.00 - C$9,863|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|C$37,631 - C$75,127|
|Hourly Rate||C$13.79 - C$29.36|
|Bonus||C$0.00 - C$9,863|
|Total Pay (||C$37,631 - C$75,127|
Job Description for Purchasing Specialist
Purchasing specialists typically hold manager-level positions charged with making purchases necessary for their organization's operations. The day-to-day duties performed by these specialists vary depending on the needs of the company. However, generally, a purchasing specialist works in a service-oriented business and oversees the purchasing and inventory of operating supplies rather than retail goods. Hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and companies that repair, maintain, or conduct construction work typically have a purchasing specialist.Read More...
The purchasing specialist works to develop and adhere to systems that track the inventory of necessary operating supplies. For instance, at a hotel, it might be linens, uniforms, and various cleaning and laundry chemicals and detergents; at a restaurant, they may be tasked with maintaining maximum freshness of food on hand and finding the best quality produce and meats within budget. At a hospital or clinic, the purchasing specialist would manage the inventory of perishable and disposable medical supplies.
In addition to assessing on-hand inventories of supplies and ensuring they are at appropriate levels, a purchasing specialist also analyzes and forecasts trends and adjust pars and inventories as required. The purchasing specialist is also tasked with finding the best possible quality within budget.
The education requirements for a purchasing specialist typically include a bachelor's degree in business, accounting, or a related field. Purchasing specialists typically work during regular business hours in an office environment, but they may also be expected to spend time in warehouses or similar storage facilities. For specialists employed by mult-iunit companies and organizations, they may travel as well. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Purchasing Specialist Tasks
- Predict required packaging or resources according to customer requests and coordinate with vendors to obtain products.
- Resolve billing issues and any conflicts between the company and the vendors.
- Maintain working relationships with vendors, evaluate vendor contract terms, and negotiate prices.
- Place, schedule, and follow-up on orders to ensure accuracy and timely delivery.
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Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Specialist
Pay by Experience for a Purchasing Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Purchasing Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$49,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Purchasing Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$54,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$67,000 based on 9 salaries. A Purchasing Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$70,000 based on 5 salaries.
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