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Purchasing Director in the United States

How much does a Purchasing Director earn in the United States? The average Purchasing Director salary in the United States is $152,726 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $135,116 and $172,375. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Develops and directs objectives, policies, and processes regarding all purchasing function. Reviews vendor quality and maintains price controls and inventory flows to identify and implement efficient purchasing programs. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. Manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. Typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience.

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    Purchasing Manager

    5 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Purchasing Director


    Bachelor's Degree

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    Top Purchasing Executive

    8 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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