Procurement Managers manage the procurement and purchasing of materials, products and services for organisations.

    You usually need a bachelor degree in business management, purchasing, warehousing and distribution, accounting or a related field to work as a Procurement Manager. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Procurement Managers.

    Tasks

    • Determines, implements and monitors purchasing strategies, policies and plans.
    • Negotiates contracts with suppliers to meet quality, cost and delivery requirements.
    • Uses recording systems to monitor and confirm procurement requirements.
    • Oversees the recording of purchase transactions.
    • Directs staff activities and monitors their performance.

    More about Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers

    All Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers

    • $2,519 Weekly Pay
    • Strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Procurement Managers

    • 7,400 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 94% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 45 hours Average full-time
    • 44 years Average age
    • 32% female Gender Share

    This is an emerging occupation, included in the Australian Census for the first time in 2016

    • Size: This is a small occupation.
    • Location: Procurement Managers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: They work in many industries such as Manufacturing; Wholesale Trade; and Public Administration and Safety.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (94%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 45 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 44 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 32% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Manufacturing20.4
    Wholesale Trade13.0
    Public Administration and Safety12.7
    Retail Trade10.2
    Other Industries43.7

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateProcurement ManagersAll Jobs Average
    NSW33.931.6
    VIC30.925.6
    QLD15.220.0
    SA5.97.0
    WA9.810.8
    TAS0.82.0
    NT0.71.0
    ACT2.81.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketProcurement ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.1-5.05.0
    20-240.9-9.39.3
    25-3417.1-22.922.9
    35-4432.1-22.022.0
    45-5431.4-21.621.6
    55-5910.4-9.09.0
    60-645.4-6.06.0
    65 and Over2.6-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationProcurement ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate19.8-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree28.9-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma15.9-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV10.9-21.121.1
    Year 1215.2-18.118.1
    Year 113.4-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below6.0-12.512.5

    You usually need a bachelor degree in business management, purchasing, warehousing and distribution, accounting or a related field to work as a Procurement Manager. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Procurement Managers.

    Thinking about study or training?

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

    • Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
    • Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
    • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
    • You might be interested in Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

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    Employers look for Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers who are reliable, organised and can communicate clearly. Employers also value leadership and planning skills.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Administration and management

      73% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

    2. Production and processing

      69% Skill level

      Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

    3. Mathematics

      65% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    4. Customer and personal service

      64% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    5. English language

      62% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-3061.00 - Purchasing Managers.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Electronic mail

      100% Important

      Use electronic mail.

    2. Telephone

      100% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    3. Face-to-face discussions

      97% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    4. Contact with people

      92% Important

      Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

    5. Impact of decisions

      88% Important

      Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

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    O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-3061.00 - Purchasing Managers.

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