A Procurement Manager sources and purchases a diverse range of products for a sports organisation from external suppliers. They’re responsible for negotiating supplier contracts, identifying new suppliers and suggesting cost saving methods.
They devise the organisation’s procurement policies and procedures and train new staff members so they’re competent in these areas.
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A Procurement Manager needs to have good relations with all departments within a sports organisation. It’s their job to order any item needed – from tea bags to training cones.
Applicants will usually need a CIPS qualification from The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. An undergraduate degree is desirable, especially in areas such as business, economics, logistics or purchasing. Similar qualifications at BTEC, NVQ or HND level are also advantageous.
Previous experience of procurement is essential. Demonstration of successful negotiation, networking and relationship-building is also required.