Purchasing Management

 A Purchasing Manager is responsible for buying or approving the acquisition of goods and services needed by their company. The position responsibilities may be the same as that of a buyer or purchasing agent, or may include wider supervisory or managerial responsibilities.

A Purchasing Manager may oversee the attainment of materials needed for production, general supplies for offices and facilities, equipment, or construction contracts. A Purchasing Manager often supervises purchasing agents and buyers, but in small companies the Purchasing Manager may also be the purchasing agent or buyer.

Purchasing Management includes the following responsibilities:

  • Seeking reliable vendors or suppliers to provide quality goods at reasonable prices;
  • Negotiating prices and contracts;
  • Reviewing technical specifications for raw materials, components, equipment or buildings;
  • Determining quantity and timing of deliveries; and
  • Forecasting upcoming demand.


Course Overview

  • Perform all basic purchasing functions
  • Establish an effective purchasing system
  • Identify the best suppliers
  • Reduce costs for your company
  • Work with other staff members on purchasing activities
  • Identify how purchasing impacts company profitability

Foundational skills for new purchasing professionals

This course is designed for new purchasing professionals and will ground you in the basics of purchasing as it is practiced in the contemporary business world.

Study period: up to 9 months 

Assignment based. No tests. No exams.

All you have to do to get started is to register. You will receive your course material within 10 to 12 working days of registration, after which you start studying towards your Academy of York certificate.

There are NO exams, NO tests, only assignments that you can complete from the comfort of your own home.

AOY Accreditation

Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, HWSETA, SABPP, PMSA, CompTIA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private College.

This course is approved by Academy of York.

Course Name: Purchasing Management (PRC01S)
Price Before bursary R9,333
Price after bursary R5,600*
Once off payment price R5,100
Payment Plan R350 over 16 months
Registration Fee R650

*Prospective students need to contact Academy of York to determine if they qualify for a bursary

“It was very interesting to study the Purchasing Management Skills Course as I gained more knowledge of the Retail industry. My Student Advisor was consistently checking up with me and when I needed clarification on something, she was there to assist me.”

Hombakazi Makanda

” It was a bit of a challenge but also interesting that u don’t have anyone pushing you to study but only yourself. Studying at your own pace which can be good or bad if you not careful. Doing your researches local and international can be very exciting cause it opens your mind and understand how this industry operates. This was the great challenge for me, I’m glad I took this step to understand the purchasing business.”

Zanele Zungu

” I find studying with AOY very unique, from administration to the end the staff makes you feel home even their study materials has got all you need for your course, their diploma added value to my career as a buyer.”

Thokozani Maphosa

” It was difficult at first to have time to study after work as I mostly come home tired, but after receiving study schedule from AOY I managed to do my work and submit my assignments on time. Thanks to AOY.”

Elelwani Mundalamo

” Great learning experience, would refer it to everyone to get something behind your name.”

Gerhard Redelinghuys

Curriculum is empty

Ph.D in Educational Management, Businesswoman, Entrepreneur and Leader

There is no review for this course