What does a Procurement Agent do?

Procurement agents make purchases for businesses and ensure that business benefits from the products and services needed to efficiently carry out their tasks. They stay up-to-date with the latest market trends and collaborate with suppliers to negotiate prices and contracts. Procurement agents make profitable strategies for companies and are effective negotiators with an analytical approach.

Procurement agents look to save a client money while ensuring quality goods are supplied that meet the client's needs. They oversee supplier-related activities, paying attention to their performance and ensuring they meet compliance. If issues arise, they coordinate with companies to resolve them, negotiate with suppliers to determine preferable contract terms, or secure a better price. They implement negotiation techniques to efficiently and professionally communicate with outside companies and prepare and submit detailed reports highlighting revenue or expenditures from records maintained and updated regularly throughout the process. Procurement agents manage and develop relationships with suppliers and clients and ensure the quality of the goods and delivery, and the terms of contracts are met and need a minimum bachelor's degree in business administration or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Procurement Agent Salaries

Average Base Pay

£38,930 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £39K
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Procurement Agent Career Path

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Procurement Agent Insights

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GM Procurement
28 Jul 2021

“Every thing is good in this company besides its far away my residence and main reason is to give late salary”

Procurement Specialist
13 Oct 2021

“This is a great opportunity for someone just getting out of school or undergoing a career change.”

Senior Procurement Specialist
11 May 2021

“Competitive benefits with multiple resource groups that will guide you through your career within Ecolab.”

Business Procurement Manager
13 Jun 2021

“other employees are moved in to do the same work which kills what little morale is left.”

Procurement Executive
13 Nov 2020

“Nice crew and good to work with”

Defence Science & Technology AgencyDefence Science & Technology Agency
Procurement Manager
4 Sep 2021

“Pay is reasonable for fresh grad but there are other ministries who can pay better AFTER you get the PRM skillsets here.”

ALPS (Singapore)
1 Jul 2021

“Interesting and helpful nurses that you work with.”

Procurement Specialist II
5 Oct 2021

“I was able to grow in my career and learn a lot about the industry.”

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