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Work in procurement ranges from officer to manager, lawyer or department head. Adept administrators or officers will be prized for their ability to help ensure a company, department or project can maintain procurement activities that meet specifications, follow established procedures and are documented as required
Administrators may be more actively involved in the day-to-day processing of procurement, while officers frequently are tasked more with managing and overseeing procurement projects. The exact nature of these roles will vary between assignments and there is much overlap. The manager will generally work closely with colleagues and superiors to ensure industry, corporate and supply-chain mandates, strategies and processes are adhered to or optimised where necessary
Some roles will require specialised technical industry knowledge. Others may involve the manager having to develop or establish strategy. Reporting skill, ability to work to KPIs, communication skill, relationship management and dedication to constant improvement will be highly-prized by most employers
Some roles will offer employment on hourly rates ranging between £20 and £35, leading to permanent positions. Salaries for officers and administrators range from £14,000 to £28,000. Managers see median salaries of £50,000 and senior positions can offer £100,000 plus benefits.

Description

Procurement area is where public bodies and companies buy services and goods. A procurement manager is responsible for these purchases. He can buy big quantities of goods in the name of a company to elaborate a product. Other functions of this job placement are to buy human resources, IT, marketing, consultancy services, logistics, and many other services. Procurement managers also control operational aspects related to places, times and strategic planning for purchases.

A Procurement manager usually performs many of the following tasks:
• Keeping up to date with market trends.
• Searching for new suppliers.
• Negotiating prices.
• Checking total costs.
• Working with stakeholders to define needs.

Skills

• Having a good knowledge about IT systems.
• Having competent planning and organising skills.
• Having good math abilities.
• Being a leader.
• Being able to work with a team.
• Having good decision making abilities.
• Being able to work under pressure.
• Having excellent negotiation skills.
• Having good spoken and written communication.
• Having special attention to details.

Education

There some cases where non-graduates applicants can reach a Procurement manager job, but most entrants to this area are graduates. It is recommended to have a degree or Foundation degree in logistics, supply chain management or business studies. Some employers require special knowledge related to the industry sector and good interpersonal and communication skills.

Courses mentioned before last mostly three years. Other courses include a work placement and last four years. This last option is very useful to obtain skills needed for a commercial position.

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