How to Hire a Procurement Manager

Does your growing business need a procurement manager? Procurement Managers can help your company cut costs and increase the quality of raw materials.

Here are some tips to help you find great procurement manager candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Procurement Managers search for Jobs on Indeed*

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job seekers clicked on procurement manager jobs

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resumes from job seekers with procurement manager experience on Indeed

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procurement manager jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $27.81 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $13.50$90.50 hourly
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Common
$13.50
$90.50

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Procurement Manager?

A great procurement manager hire can help your business reduce its costs and find better suppliers for your raw materials. A manager will always negotiate better deals for your company and create better relationships with suppliers.

• Acquire new goods to expand the business
• Provide excellent customer service to callers
• Lower cost of goods

Skills to look for in a great Procurement Manager

A great procurement manager candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Good finance skills
• Good math skills
• Good foresight
• Well organized
• Good communication skills
• Positive Attitude

Writing a Procurement Manager job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified procurement manager candidates. A procurement manager job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for procurement manager jobs, such as:

• Purchasing
• Supply Chain
• Buyer

Interviewing Procurement Manager candidates

Strong candidates for procurement manager positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Buying strategies
• How to negotiate
• Procurement software

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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