The procurement officer ensures the things purchased for the company provide the best possible value and outcomes, whether they be goods for resale, equipment, services, or materials. The procurement officer must be adept at analyzing the needs of the company and possible choices for purchase to meet these needs at the best prices possible while taking into account quality. The procurement officer must be able to ensure that the delivery of purchases meets the needs of the company without causing shortages or excessive surpluses. They must be able to gauge what levels must be kept of purchases to ensure consistent resource availability and performance.
Procurement Officer Tasks
Write and analyze requisitions, invoices, supply requests and supply orders.
Track and monitor inventory and needs to determine when to order or purchase new items.
Negotiate with different suppliers for price, quality, timeliness and other factors.
Expedite and liaise with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of goods.