How to write a Procurement Manager job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Procurement Manager job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Procurement Manager job titles

    Procurement Manager
    Senior Procurement Manager
    Supply Chain Procurement Manager
    Purchasing Manager

Procurement Manager job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Procurement Manager job summary

Our medical supply company needs an experienced, cost-conscious Procurement Manager to take over our purchasing operations. We’re looking for a product-savvy professional who has extensive experience in the medical industry and who can institute innovative policies to save the company money and improve our product quality. Specifically, we’re looking for someone who can focus on our local spend and improve our relations with existing suppliers while finding new suppliers who can meet our needs more efficiently. We’re a forward-thinking operation with expansion on the horizon, so someone who is willing to grow with our firm will be a perfect fit.

Procurement Manager responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Procurement Manager responsibilities

    Develop, hone and execute new improved procurement strategies across all channels of purchasing
    Evaluate and enhance our operations in local spend while researching and prospecting developments in global spend
    Delegate tasks and supervise the work of purchasing and procurement agents across all departments
    Manage every aspect of the supply chain and notify the senior management team of any possible obstacles to ideal efficiency
    Institute policies and procedures for collecting and reporting key metrics that will reduce our overall expenses while increasing productivity
    Perform cost analysis and set appropriate benchmarks
    Coordinate deliveries
    Create policies and procedures for risk management and mitigation

Procurement Manager qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Procurement Manager skills

    Bachelor of Business or Accounting required (MBA preferred)
    10+ years’ experience in procurement or purchasing
    4+ years’ experience in medical supply industry preferred
    Excellent managerial and training skills
    Multilingual preferred

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