Procurement specialists need excellent communication and negotiation skills to build relationships with vendors and suppliers. Firms look for candidates with strong business and financial acumen, including the ability to interpret financial data and identify potential cost savings. Top candidates have a deep understanding of industry standards and regulations, as well as proficiency with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Generally, employers look for professionals with a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field and at least two years of experience in procurement or supply chain management. Negotiating contracts with vendors and managing relationships with suppliersMonitoring and analyzing market trends and researching industry suppliersEstablishing quality assurance standards and verifying the quality of purchased productsMaintaining accurate records of purchases and expensesManaging inventory levels and tracking orders to ensure timely delivery Submit your resume or request talent now and our expert recruiters will be with you shortly.Robert Half can assist you with your procurement specialist staffing needs.
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Salary for Procurement Specialist in Lexington, KY
$41,400 - $64,400
25th percentile
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
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