What does a Procurement Agent do?

Procurement agents make purchases for businesses and ensure that business benefits from the products and services needed to efficiently carry out their tasks. They stay up-to-date with the latest market trends and collaborate with suppliers to negotiate prices and contracts. Procurement agents make profitable strategies for companies and are effective negotiators with an analytical approach.

Procurement agents look to save a client money while ensuring quality goods are supplied that meet the client's needs. They oversee supplier-related activities, paying attention to their performance and ensuring they meet compliance. If issues arise, they coordinate with companies to resolve them, negotiate with suppliers to determine preferable contract terms, or secure a better price. They implement negotiation techniques to efficiently and professionally communicate with outside companies and prepare and submit detailed reports highlighting revenue or expenditures from records maintained and updated regularly throughout the process. Procurement agents manage and develop relationships with suppliers and clients and ensure the quality of the goods and delivery, and the terms of contracts are met and need a minimum bachelor's degree in business administration or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Procurement Agent Salaries

Average Base Pay

$62,767 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$44K
Median: $63K
$89K
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Procurement Agent Career Path

Learn how to become a Procurement Agent, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Procurement Agent Insights

Read what Procurement Agent professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
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GM Procurement
Jul. 28, 2021

“Every thing is good in this company besides its far away my residence and main reason is to give late salary”

Wells FargoWells Fargo
Procurement/Buyer
Oct. 10, 2021

“It's really a good place as well as the right place to work with.”

BioProcureBioProcure
Procurement Specialist
Oct. 13, 2021

“This is a great opportunity for someone just getting out of school or undergoing a career change.”

GEPGEP
Procurement
Sep. 23, 2020

“Employee qualification is not valued unless you are from IITs /IIMs/ or from some top notch colleges.”

EcolabEcolab
Senior Procurement Specialist
May 11, 2021

“Competitive benefits with multiple resource groups that will guide you through your career within Ecolab.”

St Albans City & District CouncilSt Albans City & District Council
Procurement Officer
Jun. 4, 2021

“No route for progression or increase in salary once you reach the top of the pay scale.”

NokiaNokia
Business Procurement Manager
Jun. 13, 2021

“other employees are moved in to do the same work which kills what little morale is left.”

Albertsons CompaniesAlbertsons Companies
Procurement
Nov. 2, 2021

“The job I worked was manual labor and it did not have much room for career growth”

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Procurement Agent Interviews

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a procurement agent

When working as a procurement agent, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Office Suite, SUPPLIERS, Excellent Communication, Interpersonal and Communication and Powerpoint.

The most similar professions to procurement agent are:
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Teaching Assistant

The most common qualifications to become a procurement agent is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.