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How Can I Begin a Procurement Career?
To begin a career within procurement it should be noted that there are various ways to gain such a role. However, the best start to gain a successful career is by completing a CIPS qualification. By having this industry renowned qualification, employers are more likely to hire someone who has studied the role than someone who has not.
If you are wanting to have the best start to a career in procurement there are many ways to gain a qualification within CIPS. At SRSCC there are a wide range of learning opportunities, depending on your availability and the level you wish to study.
If you are looking to be fully qualified within procurement, our courses range from Level 3 all the way up to Level 6. Ensuring that once you have completed each level, your knowledge and skills will be perfectly matched to the current industry standards. If these options are not suitable for your lifestyle our team also offers distance learning, which is perfectly suited for students who wish to self-study but still want the support and guidance from highly qualified tutors.
What Roles Are There in Procurement Jobs?
Unlike many careers, a position within procurement has no end to the amount of levels and paths that you could take to climb the ladder of success. While companies and businesses may call the role of procurement different to one another, typically it will include a variation of the three stages below.
A Procurement Specialists role within a company is to ensure products and materials meet all of the businesses standards and specifications. This role includes locating key suppliers and negotiating purchasing agreements with them on behalf of clients to get higher quality goods at the lowest prices possible.
Becoming a Procurement Specialist is the best starting point for a successful career as the average UK salary for this role is around £38k and this will grow as more experience and knowledge is gained within the industry.
A Procurement Manager is responsible for sourcing products for the company that they work for. In larger businesses a procurement manager will have to lead a team of procurement specialists and ensure that once products are received that the standards and specifications are exactly as described when purchasing.
As like other roles within companies, the ladder of success you could climb will depend on how large the business is that you will work for. However, if the position of a procurement manager is available then the average salary in the UK is around the £46k mark.
A Procurement Director is one of the highest positions that are available within the purchasing industry. They are responsible for ensuring efficiency and maintaining cost-effectiveness of the process of purchasing within a business. This may include setting purchasing policies, managing purchasing budgets and maintaining the overall management of the purchasing process.
If you are interested in climbing to the highest level within the procurement sector then you will be interested to know that a Procurement Director can earn an average of £101k within the UK.
Is Procurement a Good Career Choice?
If you are interested in the amount you could earn or the sectors you could work in, there are no limitations. Industries such as; Financial Services, Industrial Manufacturing and even Retail all occupy a role within procurement. Meaning that the variables that come with such a role can be limitless.
Overall choosing a career within procurement has little to no boundaries. At SRSCC the One Day Procurement course gives individuals an extra opportunity to continue their training/CPD in procurement once they are qualified. Ensuring that you have all the knowledge and skills available, so you can get a head start and climb the ladder of success.
How to Get Involved
If you are interested in the endless possibilities of success that a role in procurement can bring then contact our team today on 01772 282555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to start speaking to highly qualified and experienced team members from SRSCC.