Summary of profession
Procurement officers identify the procurement needs of an organization, reviewing purchase requisitions, awarding supplier tenders and supervising the performance of contractors.
Working hours, patterns and environments
They work regular office hours, however in the event of an emergency staff may be called in to assist where necessary.
Education and skills
Many procurement officers hold degrees in business and accounting.
Job growth and opportunities
Officers can become managers and lead their teams to ensure a cohesive unit is formed so that the work is done efficiently and in a time-sensitive manner.