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Procurement Specialist (Entry Level)

Chandler, Arizona

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Location: Chandler, AZ Salary Range: $15-$20/hour
Procurement specialists specialize in finding goods and services for businesses at the best price to ensure the businesses & continued functionality.

  • This can include office supplies, inventory, and large-scale purchases like real estate.
  • These specialists are counted on to meet budgetary constraints and increase profitability.
  • Procurement specialists can range from entry level to senior level positions in a company.
  • In entry level positions, they may issue purchase orders based on the requirements from manufacturing, operations, or project management divisions within the company.
  • They may also be required to assess the performance of suppliers in responding to demands, develop long term relationships, or terminate those who are detrimental to the well-being of the company.
  • Procurement specialists often serve in a support role in addition to their other duties.
  • They assist in the preparation and analysis of contracts.
  • They work closely with all areas of upper management, accounting departments, finance departments, as well as outside vendors.
  • They most often work in a business office environment, during a typical Monday through Friday work week.
  • Their hours are standard business hours, although special project time constraints may require working more than usual at times.
  • Most procurement specialists have a bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance or a related field.
  • Most procurement specialists are expert negotiators, with some experience in the field prior to taking on this kind of role.

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