Job summary

The procurement specialist is responsible for ensuring our company has the right materials and equipment necessary to function, thru meeting with various salespersons and negotiating contracts.

Responsibilities/daily tasks

The procurement specialist is responsible for evaluating suppliers in order to find the best deals possible on goods that are needed for our business operations.
"Compares prices amongst various vendors in order to make sound purchasing decisions
Works within a given budget to purchase goods and services for our organization
"Ensures that products are delivered in a timely manner, and that the quality of the goods received is satisfactory
"Negotiates with contractors on price, mode of shipping, and delivery time
"Orders goods such as office supplies on a continuing basis in order to maintain certain inventory levels
"Checks invoices for accuracy, and authorizes the accounts payable department to issue payment
"Evaluates the performance of certain vendors in order to decide whether or not to continue buying from them
"Inventories items in order to determine which ones need to be purchased
"Enters data concerning inventory and order amounts into a computer database


Bachelor Degree in business administration or supply chain management with two to five years job experience.

Possesses strong negotiation skills and verbal communication
Is timely in following up on contracts and checking on backordered items
Is capable of staying within a given budget
Technically savvy and able to maneuver thru ERP system