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Head of Procurement Courses

Procurement Managers oversee the sourcing of raw materials, stock, goods and services. They negotiate the best possible prices for the organisation — then ensure that departmental managers and procurement staff follow procedures and purchasing controls.

As head of procurement you could be negotiating the price of raw materials with a supplier, checking the price and quality of stock against the supplier agreement, following up a credit for damaged goods with accounts, or delivering a cost savings proposal to the executive team.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Procurement Managers earn?

In Australia, a full time Procurement Manager generally earns upwards of $1,920 per week ($100,000 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only.

What are the job opportunities for Procurement Managers?

Procurement Managers were included in the Australian census for the first time in 2016, so this is still an emerging career. Procurement Managers are usually employed by larger businesses and corporations (particularly in manufacturing, wholesale trade, utilities, and construction). They are often appointed to large projects or programs.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Procurement Manager?

Procurement Managers are usually degree qualified in accounting or business management and hold additional VET qualifications in procurement. Try the Diploma of Business (Procurement) or the Diploma of Procurement and Contracting. These courses take 12-18 months to complete.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within procurement. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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