Purchasers select and purchase stock, materials, services or goods. They organise tender procedures and select suppliers.

Alternative label

  • purchasing and supply office worker

  • purchasing and supply office clerk

  • purchasing and supply agent

  • senior purchaser

  • assistant purchaser

  • senior buyer

  • purchasing office worker

  • supply agent

  • purchasing agent

  • graduate purchaser

  • trainee purchaser

  • purchasing and supply manager

  • procurement and supply manager

  • procurement officer

  • buying agent

  • procurement manager

  • purchasing and supply office administrator

  • purchasing and supply assistant

  • procurement and supply agent

  • purchasing officer

  • purchasing assistant

  • purchasing office clerk

  • purchasing and supply officer

  • buyer

  • purchasing manager

  • supply manager

  • supply officer

  • procurement agent

  • procurement and supply officer

  • purchasing office administrator

  • buying manager

  • procurer

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences



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