Procurement Clerk

Procurement clerks who are sometimes called “purchasing clerks” prepare purchase order documents and keep track of all orders that have been placed for items materials and services required by the organization for which they work. Not only must they have clerical skills but also they must be familiar with computer programs and applications that are useful for completing and keeping records of orders. In addition they should be able to search out the best prices by getting quotes from various suppliers and vendors. Purchase procurement clerks must have some accounting and bookkeeping skills but in most cases extensive on-the-job training is necessary in order for them to become proficient in the practices of their employer’s organization. Procurement clerks work for manufacturers as well as healthcare and medical organizations. They are also employed by colleges and universities. The website www.samplejobdescription.net says that this job calls mainly for clerical duties but good performance can lead to higher-level managerial positions. The website education-portal.com says that procurement clerks must have a high school diploma at the minimum. However they are more marketable if they have an associate’s degree in accounting or business or a certificate from a technical school. According to the website www.samplejobdescription.net procurement clerks earn salaries ranging from $25000 to $40000 and are usually entitled to benefits such as sick leave paid vacations health insurance and retirement plans.

Education Required: High School Diploma
Avg Salary: $32500
High Salary: $40000
Low Salary: $25000
Tasks: Prepares purchase orders.
Places orders with suppliers and vendors.
Determines inventory levels.
Tracks deliveries.
Also Called: Purchasing Clerk
Procurement Agent
Requisition Clerk
Departmental Buyer
Additional Resources: http://www.samplejobdescription.net/Purchasing-Clerk-Job-Description.html
http://www.bestjobdescriptions.com/accounting/procurement-clerks-job-description
http://education-portal.com/articles/Procurement_Clerk_Job_Description_Duties_and_Requirements.html