What does a Procurement Specialist 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
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Procurement Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$62,968 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$42K
Median: $63K
$94K
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Procurement Specialist Career Path

Learn how to become a Procurement Specialist, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Procurement Agent
$66,885/yr
L3
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Procurement Specialist Insights

Read what Procurement Specialist professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Homes Connect
GM Procurement
Jul 28, 2021

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

BioProcureBioProcure
Procurement Specialist
Oct 13, 2021

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

EcolabEcolab
Senior Procurement Specialist
May 11, 2021

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

NokiaNokia
Business Procurement Manager
Jun 13, 2021

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

BAB ISHTAR GROUP
Procurement Executive
Nov 13, 2020

“Nice crew and good to work with”

Albertsons CompaniesAlbertsons Companies
Procurement
Nov 2, 2021

“The job I worked was manual labor and it did not have much room for career growth”

Defence Science & Technology AgencyDefence Science & Technology Agency
Procurement Manager
Sep 4, 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)
Procurement
Jul 1, 2021

“Interesting and helpful nurses that you work with.”

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