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Procurement Manager

Coordinate obtaining goods, services and products for a business
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What's it like to be a Procurement Manager?

Procurement Managers are responsible for coordinating and obtaining any goods, services or products that a business or organisation requires. Procurement Managers are organised and analytical leaders with excellent forecasting skills who ensure businesses get the volume of products or services they need at the right time and in the most cost-efficient way. Procurement Managers may work in a variety of settings such as manufacturing, transport, logistics, information technology, retail or hospitality and tourism.

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Tasks and duties

  • Analysing the market, stock levels, new technology, suppliers and internal business data to identify opportunities for improvement and cost savings.
  • Preparing and negotiating contracts with suppliers to ensure adequate stock levels and to meet quality and budget requirements.
  • Overseeing procurement administration, such as the recording of purchases, storage, distribution transactions and contract execution.
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While formal qualifications are not required to work as a Procurement Manager, it’s likely that you’ll need experience as a Procurement Officer before being considered for a Procurement Manager role. Qualifications in a related field may assist you in developing your skills, knowledge and expertise.

  1. Consider completing a qualification in procurement or a related field. Options include the Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting (PSP40616) or a Diploma of Procurement and Contracting (PSP50616) through TAFE or a registered training organisation. Alternatively you may wish to undertake a Diploma of Logistics (TL150415) or a Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management).
  2. Gain procurement experience in the public or private sector and aim to take on increasing responsibility in the entire procurement lifecycle (planning, sourcing and contract execution) before applying for a Procurement Manager role.
  3. Once you are a Procurement Manager, opportunities exist to become a procurement specialist and work within a particular industry or with certain products such as IT systems.

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Diploma of Logistics

This diploma provides you with the knowledge needed to work in the management of logistics.
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Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

This degree will prepare you for a range of management roles within logistics and supply chain management.

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Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

This diploma will prepare you for independent work in the procurement industry, in roles including Procurement Manager or Contract Manager.

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Latest Procurement Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 6 Procurement Managers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Procurement is a challenging job but need navigate to meet needs of business needs
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Marketing
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Pharmaceuticals
The good things
It is an interesting career path which requires various skills and attributes to be successful. Procurement drives a business by managing cost to serve, being competitive in the market. It drives the...
The challenges
There are various challenges like building relationship with stakeholders, managing out of stock in a post COVID environment. Sourcing for products discontinued by manufacturers and providing timely a...
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May 2021
If you are analytical and logistical you’ll love Procurement
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Business Administration
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Strategic Procurement
The good things
Always a new challenge between governance and expedience.
The challenges
Having sufficient AI to know your customers ongoing requirements better than they do.
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