What does a Procurement Agent Manager do?
Procurement managers act as the primary point of contact between suppliers and a business. They are responsible for the procurement of products and goods for use in the business by identifying potential supplier sources, screening them and negotiating favorable payment terms. Other duties include monitoring supplier performance and ensuring contractual obligations are met. The typical job progression of procurement managers is to an executive or directorial position.
A bachelor's degree in business or a related field is often required to be a procurement manager with most managers holding a master's degree in purchasing management. Extensive experience working in a procurement department is necessary before being assigned to a managerial position and additional certification obtainable from the Next Level Purchasing Association or the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council is desired. Successful candidates have excellent communication and negotiation skills with the ability to build a good rapport with suppliers while keeping the company's interests in mind.
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