1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Purchasing Officer
      Procurement Clerk

Prepares purchase orders and monitors supply sources.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:
  • receives and checks purchase requests against inventory records or stock on hand
  • investigates and identifies supply sources
  • prepares and processes purchase orders
  • checks deliveries and invoices against purchase orders
  • monitors the performance of suppliers relative to pricing, completeness and timing of deliveries
  • maintains up-to-date records of purchases, prices, suppliers, delivery details, inventory and other relevant factors
  • may monitor production or departmental schedules and expedite purchases in accordance with lead time requirements

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