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Procurement manager

Procurement managers find and obtain the best value services and goods needed to carry out a construction project.

Average salary*




How to become a Procurement manager

For entry to a degree course, the usual minimum requirement is 2/3 A-levels or Welsh or Scottish equivalent.

For this role, you are likely to need GCSEs in English and Maths, with grade C or above. 

There are alternatives to doing A-levels which include Edexcel (BTEC) Level 3 National qualifications. Course requirements vary so you would need to check prospectuses carefully.

You may become chartered in your chosen construction field or be a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

What does a Procurement manager do?

  • Weighing up tenders from potential suppliers
  • Negotiating prices
  • Agreeing contracts
  • Deciding what goods, services and equipment are needed and predicting stock levels
  • Researching and identifying new products and suppliers
  • Managing a procurement team
  • Working across departments to win best value for the company
  • Ensuring suppliers deliver on time
  • Keeping up with market trends
  • Making key final decisions on what to buy before building work can get started
  • Responsible for whole projects and a team of people
  • Negotiating, networking and working with figures
  • Ability to analyse data
  • Weighing up tenders from potential suppliers


  • Newly trained Procurement Managers can earn in the range of £20,000 - £25,000
  • Trained with experience Procurement Managers can earn in the region of £25,000 - £35,000
  • Senior or Chartered Procurement Managers can earn in excess of £45,000 

Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.  Salaries and career options improve with Chartered status.

* Salaries have been collected from multiple industry sources and have been updated as of 2019


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