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Purchasing agents and officers purchase general and specialized equipment, materials and business services for use or for further processing by their establishment. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.
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- Purchase general and specialized equipment, materials or business services for use or for further processing by their establishment
- Assess requirements of an establishment and develop specifications for equipment, materials and supplies to be purchased
- Invite tenders, consult with suppliers and review quotations
- Determine or negotiate contract terms and conditions, award supplier contracts or recommend contract awards
- Establish delivery schedules, monitor progress and contact clients and suppliers to resolve problems
- May hire, train or supervise purchasing clerks.
Purchasing agents and officers may specialize in the purchase of particular materials or business services such as furniture or office equipment.
Outlook & Prospects for Purchasing Agents and Officers in Yukon Territory
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
- Pelly Construction is laying off 44 of 116 employees at the Capstone Resources Minto mine, resulting from a slowdown in production, until a new pit opens in August 2014
- The Government of Yukon has increased funding for the Yukon Mineral Exploration Program to $1.4M for the 2014-2015 exploration year
- Future shale gas developments and hydraulic fracturing are expected to bring opportunities for local labour in the Yukon
- Yukon Electrical Company Limited is set to install liquefied natural gas storage and vaporization facilities in Watson Lake for power generation
- Western Copper and Gold Corporation has submitted a proposal for its $2.5B Casino Mine Project to the Yukon Environment and Socio-economic Assessment Board
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