Procurement Managers are responsible for buying goods for your company either for use or resale. They are responsible for closing the best purchasing deals for products and services on the market to minimize company procurement costs.
You may prefer candidates who have an academic background in finance or economics, as they’ll have to collect data, compare prices and perform market analysis. You can also focus on candidates who have previous experience with negotiating supplier contracts and coordinating supply chain procedures.
For this position, your candidates should demonstrate an ability to make quick decisions. Your ideal candidate can ‘read’ the market and suggest effective ways to reduce costs. If your Procurement Manager is leading a group of buyers, you should also include questions to assess your candidates’ team management skills.