Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Purchasing Specialist is $60,000
What Do Purchasing Specialists Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.