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Procurement Manager


Procurement Managers find and obtain the best value services and goods needed to carry out a construction project. They make key decisions on what to buy before building work can get started.

Procurement Managers are responsible for whole projects and a team of people. 

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This career information has been adapted from Prospects and National Careers Service


What The Job Involves

What are the key responsibilities for this position?


Key Responsibilities

Weighing up tenders from potential suppliers
Negotiating prices and agreeing contracts
Deciding what goods, services and equipment are needed
Predicting stock levels
Identifying new products and suppliers
Managing a team
Liaising with suppliers
Monitoring market trends


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Entry Requirements

2/3 A levels
GCSEs at grade C or above in 2/3 other subjects
Alternatives to A-levels include: Edexcel (BTEC) Level 3 National qualifications

What key skills and personal attributes help with this role?

Skills & Attributes

Good negotiating skills
Ability to multi task
Organisational skills
Working with figures
Judgment and business sense
Data analysis

How much can you expect to earn and what are the career progression options?

The following figures are intended as a guideline only.

Salary & Progression

Newly trained Procurement Managers can earn in the range of £25,000 -£31,000
Trained with experience Procurement Managers can earn in the region o f£31,000 - £52,000
Senior or Chartered Procurement Managers can earn in the region of £52,000 - £65,000
Case Study


Barriers faced: 

When we met Babes she was Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), and was struggling to find work.

How we helped: 

She attended a Construction Youth Trust course and learnt about the careers in the construction trades and professions and earnt her CSCS card.


We helped her gain work experience with Graham Construction and after a successful placement she is now pursuing a career in Quantity Surveying.

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