Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Purchasing Director is $91,114
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Directors?
An early career Purchasing Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,474 based on 55 salaries. A mid-career Purchasing Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,111 based on 55 salaries. An experienced …Read more
What Do Purchasing Directors Do?
The purchasing director is typically responsible for overseeing their organization's purchasing, logistics, and operations staff. Their main objective is to ensure that all departmental employees are providing high-quality work and meeting all company standards. Purchasing directors provides leadership to supply chain and operations employees and ensure purchasing requests are completed in a timely, efficient manner. Purchasing directors are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the …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.