Procurement Manager Job Description Template

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Procurement Manager Job Description Template


Job Brief

We are looking for an experienced Procurement Manager to manage the company’s supply of products and services. Procurement Manager responsibilities include strategizing to find cost-effective deals and suppliers. The Procurement Manager’s duty is to discover the best ways to cut procurement expenses, so that the company can invest in growth and people.


  • Devise and use fruitful sourcing strategies
  • Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships
  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms
  • Approve the ordering of necessary goods and services
  • Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries
  • Examine and test existing contracts
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Collaborate with key persons to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the company
  • Foresee alterations in the comparative negotiating ability of suppliers and clients
  • Expect unfavorable events through analysis of data and prepare control strategies
  • Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs


  • Proven working experience as a Procurement Manager, Procurement Officer or Head of Procurement
  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques as well as a dexterity in “reading” the market
  • Talent in negotiations and networking
  • Good knowledge of supplier or third party management software
  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration

What does Procurement Manager do?

A Procurement Manager's day-to-day activities typically involve:

  1. Planning and strategizing: Assessing the organization's procurement needs, developing procurement plans, and creating procurement strategies to ensure the smooth flow of goods and services.

  2. Supplier management: Identifying and evaluating potential suppliers, negotiating contracts, and managing relationships with existing suppliers.

  3. Request for Proposal (RFP) process: Preparing and issuing RFPs to solicit bids from suppliers, reviewing and analyzing proposals, and selecting the best suppliers based on quality, price, and delivery capabilities.

  4. Budgeting and cost control: Developing and managing procurement budgets, monitoring expenses, and implementing cost-saving measures to achieve financial targets.

  5. Contract management: Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts with suppliers, ensuring compliance with procurement policies and procedures, and resolving any contract-related issues.

  6. Inventory management: Monitoring inventory levels, tracking stock movements, and coordinating with suppliers to ensure timely delivery and optimal inventory levels.

  7. Risk management: Identifying potential risks in the procurement process and implementing mitigation strategies to minimize the impact on the organization's operations.

  8. Performance evaluation: Tracking supplier performance, conducting performance reviews, and addressing any issues or discrepancies to maintain high standards of quality and customer service.

  9. Stakeholder communication: Collaborating with internal stakeholders such as finance, operations, and legal departments to ensure alignment and effective coordination in procurement activities.

  10. Keeping up with industry trends: Staying informed about market trends, new products, and emerging technologies in order to make informed decisions and drive continuous improvement in procurement processes.

Procurement Manager Job Description Examples

Regional Procurement Manager• Baxter International Inc.

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At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients...

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Temporary Senior Procurement Manager, Usaid Experience Required ...• Winrock International

POSITION TITLE: Temporary Senior Procurement Manager

LOCATION: Remote, USA...

DEPARTMENT: Operations

REPORTS TO: Sr. Director, Procurement

The Temporary Senior Procurement Manager will support the relationship management with key corporate partners to ensure that Winrock is adequately protected across key services that includes corporate insurance and travel. This work involves liaising and...

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Procurement Manager• CBRE

Procurement Manager

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Data & Analytics, Purchasing/Procurement


Remote - US - Remote - US - United States of America


The purpose of this position is to manage the sourcing, procurement, and management of suppliers and vendors in support of the delivery of real est...

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Travel Procurement Manager• S&P Global

Travel Procurement Manager

The Role: Travel Procurement Manager...The Grade/Level: (relevant for internal applicants only) 12The Location: Englewood, CO

Position SummaryThe Global Travel Category Manager will report to the Senior Director of Sourcing & Procurement and manage the Travel category. The Category Manager will lead cross functional teams in strategic sourcing projects to generat...

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