Procurement managers find and obtain the best value services and goods needed to carry out a construction project.
The Role
  • Weighing up tenders from potential suppliers
  • Negotiating prices
  • Agreeing contracts
  • Deciding what goods, services and equipment are needed and predicting stock levels
  • Researching and identifying new products and suppliers
  • Managing a procurement team
  • Working across departments to win best value for the company
  • Ensuring suppliers deliver on time
  • Keeping up with market trends
  • Making key final decisions on what to buy before building work can get started
  • Responsible for whole projects and a team of people
  • Negotiating, networking and working with figures
  • Ability to analyse data
  • Weighing up tenders from potential suppliers
  • Newly trained Procurement Managers can earn in the range of £20,000 - £25,000
  • Trained with experience Procurement Managers can earn in the region of £25,000 - £35,000
  • Senior or Chartered Procurement Managers can earn in excess of £45,000
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.  Salaries and career options improve with Chartered status.
Qualifications & Training
For entry to a degree course, the usual minimum requirement is 2/3 A-levels or Welsh or Scottish equivalent. There are alternatives to doing A-levels which include Edexcel (BTEC) Level 3 National qualifications. Course requirements vary so you would need to check prospectuses carefully. You may become chartered in your chosen construction field or be a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).