Procurement Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Purchasing

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Procurement Skills List in Purchasing

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Procurement role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Procurement job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 65% of Procurement job descriptions contained procurement as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

procurement
65%
public sector
21%
procurement manager
21%
cips
18%
purchasing
18%
supply chain
18%
sourcing
15%
construction
9%
mcips
9%
supplier negotiation
9%
supplier relationship
9%
procurement lead
9%
purchase order
6%
senior procurement
6%
po
6%
strategic procurement
6%
category manager
6%
logistics
6%
invoice
6%
director
6%
procurement director
6%
procurement jobs
6%
it procurement
6%
framework
6%
tender
6%
purchasing manager
6%
purchasing supervisor
6%
senior buyer
6%
admin
6%
global sourcing
6%
hard fm
6%
buyer
6%
it procurement executive
6%
procurement admin
6%
procurement administrator
6%
procurement executive
6%
purchaser
6%
supply chain coordinator
6%
commercial
3%
contract manager
3%
indirect procurement
3%
supplier sourcing
3%
government procurement
3%
supply chain management
3%
management
3%
healthcare management
3%
pcr2015
3%
nec4
3%
public sector procurement
3%
ojeu
3%
nec3
3%
engineering
3%
microsoft office
3%
mrp systems
3%
negotiation
3%
procurement specialist
3%
subcontracts
3%
buying
3%
manufacturing
3%

While these keywords are a good start, remember that every job is different. Instead of including all these keywords on your CV, identify the keywords most relevant to the job you're applying to and include those. For the best chance of success use our CV keyword scanner tool to help with this.

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