Procurement Manager

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Procurement managers manage departments or teams which buy goods and services for their organisations, ensuring best value for money. These can range from office supplies or raw materials for manufacture, to training, marketing or IT services. They are also called purchasing managers.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting pay for procurement managers could be between £27,000 and £37,000 a year. With experience this can rise to £50,000 a year or more. Senior managers or specialists may earn up to over £100,000 a year. Some salary schemes include bonuses or commission.


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Getting In

You can look for work in most types of company including local authorities, the Armed Forces, the NHS, colleges and universities. Other big employers are private organisations, such as wholesalers or transportation firms, fashion or retail stores, engineering or construction companies.

What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:


Getting On


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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
Tel: 01780 756777
Website (2):
Twitter: @cipsnews
Facebook: is CIPS' careers information and advice website for young people.

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