Purchasing Specialist Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Purchasing

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Purchasing Specialist Skills List in Purchasing

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Purchasing Specialist role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Purchasing Specialist job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 63% of Purchasing Specialist job descriptions contained procurement as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

procurement
63%
purchasing
63%
buyer
54%
supply chain
32%
sourcing
29%
buying
19%
cips
19%
manufacturing
16%
engineering
13%
category manager
13%
mcips
13%
excel
10%
purchaser
10%
supplier selection
7%
sales
7%
relationship building
7%
purchase orders
7%
costings
7%
account manager
7%
supplier relationship
7%
senior buyer
7%
negotiation
7%
purchase
7%
category
7%
protein
7%
media
7%
marketing
7%
fm
7%
entertainment
7%
category management
7%
mrp
7%
admin
4%
north
4%
proposals
4%
pricing
4%
negotiating
4%
continuous improvement
4%
west
4%
sustainable
4%
remote
4%
public procurement
4%
procure
4%
pcr
4%
northwest
4%
north west
4%
raw materials
4%
administration
4%
aylesham
4%
canterbury
4%
logistics
4%
finance
4%
invoicing
4%
kent
4%
queries
4%
spreadsheet
4%
supply
4%
assistant
4%
executive
4%
problem solving
4%
protein purchasing
4%
supplier relationships
4%
material scheduler
4%
material planner
4%
expediter
4%
bom
4%
bill of materials
4%
contract manager
4%
supplier relationship manager
4%
timber
4%
automotive
4%
erp
4%
inventory
4%
vlookup
4%
pivot tables
4%
merseyside
4%
commodity
4%
spend
4%
assistant buyer
4%
procurement specialist
4%
commercial
4%
jobs
4%
liverpool
4%
materials
4%
recycling
4%
sustainability
4%
cheshire
4%
frameworks
4%
hybrid
4%

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