Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Director of Purchasing is $97,227
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Director of Purchasings?
An entry-level Director of Purchasing with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,000 based on 5 salaries. An early career Director of Purchasing with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,142 based on 76 salaries. …Read more
What Do Director of Purchasings Do?
The director of purchasing oversees purchasing operations for their company.
They establish an effective chain of command for their department to manage all purchasing and inventory. Directors of purchasing work with company vendors to get the best price for all purchases. Additionally, they are responsible for delivery schedules, vendor contracts, and accountability of all purchases. Directors of purchasing must also work with other heads of departments to assess, evaluate, and fulfill their …Read more
- Maintain inventory levels, planning when to make purchases and how to distribute goods.
- Hire, train, and supervise staff in charge of vendor transactions and inventory.
- Handle paperwork for purchase orders and keep records of inventory and transactions.
- Research vendors, determine which ones have the best services and prices, and negotiate contracts with vendors.