A Procurement Specialist in the engineering sector is responsible for overseeing purchasing activities and sourcing materials required for engineering projects. The role utilises supply chain management skills and an understanding of the engineering market to negotiate contracts, manage vendors and ensure cost-efficiency.
To excel in this field, you must possess sound understanding of procurement principles, excellent negotiation abilities, and a strong analytical mindset. Academic qualifications such as a degree (or equivalent) in engineering, business, or supply chain management are typically preferred when seeking work as a Procurement Specialist.
Prior experience in procurement, preferably within the engineering industry, is required. Employers search for Procurement Specialist candidates demonstrating solid supplier relationships, practical knowledge of purchasing strategies, and a record of achieving significant cost savings.