Procurement Manager

Procurement Manager jobs

In any business, it’s essential that the contracts with vendors, suppliers and service providers are carefully negotiated and monitored. This will help ensure that every arrangement is in the best interests of the company.

Whether the organisation operates within the construction, retail, manufacturing, defence or education sectors, or another industry entirely, it will be the Procurement Manager’s responsibility to make sure all acquisitions meet budgetary and scheduling requirements.

In addition, tasks will include checking the quality of the products and ensuring all procurement activity is executed in a way that meets the requirements set out by current legislation and company policies.

Other responsibilities include developing strategies for the successful acquisition of goods and services and establishing best practice techniques. You will also need to maintain good relationships with suppliers, renegotiating contracts as necessary and continuously managing business risks.

The skills required

Those seeking positions as Procurement Managers will need to be well organised with good analytical skills and an ability to negotiate with suppliers effectively. The role sometimes requires you to deal with overseas suppliers, so foreign language fluency could be beneficial.

You should also be highly motivated and willing to help drive business in terms of client satisfaction and profitability.

What's more, candidates for Procurement Manager roles should be able to deal with high stress situations, be confident in their decision making and capable of making important choices that could have a marked effect on the company as a whole.

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