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Purchasing managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a purchasing department and develop and implement the purchasing policies of a business or institution. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.
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- Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the purchasing activities of an establishment
- Develop purchasing policies and procedures and control purchasing department budget
- Identify vendors of materials, equipment or supplies
- Evaluate cost and quality of goods or services
- Negotiate or oversee the negotiation of purchase contracts
- Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials
- Review and process claims against suppliers
- Interview, hire and oversee training of staff.
Outlook & Prospects for Purchasing Managers in Annapolis Valley Region
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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Currently the chances of Purchasing Managers finding employment are limited because only a small number of people in this occupation are employed in the local area.
The few companies that hire this occupation tend to be of a larger scale, and buying groups are popular among them and continue replacing individual store purchasing. The public sector, especially the health and education sectors, continues to move towards a more centralized regional purchasing system further limiting local opportunity.
The Nova Scotia Institute of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada offers the Strategic Supply Chain Management Leadership Program (SSCMLP), an education program in purchasing and supply management. This program leads to the Certified Professional Purchaser (C.P.P.) designation, which is the only accredited and legally recognized designation in the field of purchasing and supply management in Canada. Although many companies do not require the C.P.P. designation as a condition of employment, enrolment in the accreditation program is becoming more recognized among employers.
Although employment opportunities locally are limited, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Purchasing Managers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Purchasing Managers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- Eat Barbecue Diner has hired three new employees since it was opened to replace the Cocoa Pesto Bistro in Windsor in February 2013
- The Trail Shop, an outdoor equipment business, will close out its Wolfville location at the end of the month
Week of Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2013
- A sea cadet training contract in the Cornwallis Park will result in employment for about 180 workers for 10 weeks over each of the next there summers
- Bell Aliant will continue to expand and connect more customers to its fibre-optic technology throughout Nova Scotia, with work planned for the Annapolis Valley in 2013
Week of Feb 11 – Feb 15, 2013
- Berwick experienced a busy 2012 construction season in the downtown core, with the building of a new drugstore, property upgrades, and other commercial renovations
Week of Feb 04 – Feb 08, 2013
- Annapolis Digby Economic Development Agency prepares to close down
- The Mud Creek restaurant on Elm Avenue in Wolfville has closed its doors
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