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Procurement Officer

Assist with the purchase of equipment, services and supplies for an organisation.

What's it like to be a Procurement Officer?

Procurement Officers are responsible for assessing products, services and suppliers and negotiating contracts. They are also responsible for ensuring that approved purchases are of a sufficient quality and are cost-efficient.

Procurement Officer

Tasks and duties

  • Assisting with the daily activities of the procurement department.
  • Planning for the purchase of equipment, services and supplies.
  • Monitoring and enforcing the company's procurement policies and procedures.
  • Reviewing, comparing, evaluating and approving products and services.
  • Managing inventories and maintaining accurate records.
  • Maintaining and updating supplier information.
  • Maintaining good supplier relations.
  • Negotiating contracts.
  • Researching and evaluating prospective suppliers.
  • Preparing budgets, cost analyses and reports.
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While formal qualifications are not essential to become a Procurement Officer, they can improve your skills, knowledge and employability.

  1. Consider completing a VET qualification, such as a Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting (PSP40616), Diploma of Business (Procurement) (BSB50120) or Diploma of Procurement and Contracting (PSP50616).
  2. Alternatively, you can open up a broader range of career options by studying a bachelor degree, such as a Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management).
  3. Gain experience in an entry-level role in procurement or logistics.

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Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting

This qualification will prepare you to work without supervision in the procurement of goods and services.

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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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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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Latest Procurement Officer reviews

Latest reviews from 18 Procurement Officers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Sourcing & Procurement relationshops with Trusted Suppliers and Vendors, to get a postive outcome for the Role
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Procurement and Contracting
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Procurement
The good things
Always be prepared to provide options to Internal and External customers in the Role. To be able to give alternative outcomes that has come from previous Experiences. to have your input, which give yo...
The challenges
the challenge is to give a Positive outcome withing the timeframe given - like a puzzle
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Aug 2019
Supply chain can be challenging but overall never 1 day isàalways the same which I like
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Hospitality
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Buying
The good things
Im passionate with what im doing best at work.
The challenges
People skills are require & listening to their ordering needs & budget
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