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.

  • Act as a point of contact between the company and suppliers
  • Identify potential suppliers based on project requirements
  • Negotiate contracts, terms and deadlines with vendors and suppliers
  • Monitor and update relevant departments regarding price fluctuations of goods and vendor pricing
  • Manage an efficient flow of goods to ensure optimum production
  • Process purchase orders to acquire goods
  • Work closely with the legal department to ensure contract terms are favorable to the company
  • Attend meetings with the legal team, engineering team, vendors and suppliers
  • Extensive experience working in the procurement department in a related field
  • Master's degree in purchasing management preferred
  • Certification from the Next Level Purchasing Association or the Universal
  • Public Procurement Certification Council desired
  • Working knowledge of the industry and market conditions
  • Strong understanding of procurement and negotiation techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Able to travel to meet with suppliers and work overtime as required

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2%
2 - 4
31%
5 - 7
40%
8+
27%

Common Skill Sets

SUPPLIERS
Microsoft Office Suite
Negotiation
Written Communication
MS Powerpoint
Leadership
Microsoft EXCEL
Influencing

Procurement Agent Manager Seniority Levels

Procurement Analyst
11% made the transition
Purchasing Agent
33% made the transition
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Procurement Agent Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

£38,931 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£24K
Median: £39K
£63K
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