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You’re looking for a procurement specialist job. You know what you’re capable of, and you know how to do the job. Now it’s time to make sure your resume gets noticed by the right people, so you can get an interview with the company that will be your dream job.

Creating a procurement specialist resume guide is tough. That’s why we created this guide. This guide will help you create a procurement specialist resume that actually gets noticed. Let’s get started!

Methodology

The goal of this guide is to give you real data what the “must haves” of procurement specialist resumes are.

To do that, we compiled and analyzed data from procurement specialist resumes and 8 procurement specialist job listings to get the data used for this our procurement specialist resume guide. 

In addition to procurement specialist-specific resume data, we built a database of nearly 1 million resumes and job listings, and we use a propriety machine learning model to understand the anatomy of the best resumes in general.

Quick note: using the data below can help you build a competitive resume, but it’s always important to be creative, unique, and personal to stand out.

If you want more info on our methodology, you can check it out here.

Procurement specialist resume objective data + procurement specialist objective examples

Pop quiz: do procurement specialist’s really need to use an objective? 

In general, whether or not you need an objective or professional summary can depend a lot on your personal career level (check out our article on resume objectives), but this is what our analysis found for procurement specialist’s specifically:

  • 32% of procurement specialist’s included an objective section
  • 28% of procurement specialist’s included a professional summary
  • 47% of procurement specialist’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Procurement specialist objective examples

Lifelong Procurement specialist seeking a new employment. Strong record working collaborative and executing key initiatives to help meet company-wide targets .

Prolific and results-driven Procurement specialist able to win independently or collaboratively team. Seeking to join a reputable company as a Procurement specialist.

Procurement specialist with 5+ years of experience seeking a position at a reputable company where I can utilize my skills in sourcing, negotiating, and managing vendor relationships to drive cost savings and improve efficiency. Looking to join a dynamic team where I can contribute to the company’s success and continue to grow and develop my expertise in procurement.

Procurement specialist seeking a position in a dynamic organization where my skills in sourcing and procurement, project management, and supplier relationship management can be utilized to drive cost savings and improve operational efficiency. With a strong background in contract negotiations and a proven track record of successful vendor relationships, I am confident in my ability to make a positive impact on the procurement process. I am highly organized, detail-oriented, and possess excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

Procurement specialist with 5 years of experience seeking a position at Wild Corp. where I can utilize my skills in supply chain management, vendor negotiation, and cost analysis to drive cost savings and improve efficiency in the procurement process. With a proven track record of success in managing complex projects and building relationships with suppliers, I am confident in my ability to contribute to the company’s goals and objectives.


Skills for procurement specialist resumes

These are the skills that occurred most frequently in in procurement specialist resumes, which means they tend to be core competencies or highly desired skills. 

Of course, you should only list skills that you actually have, and you should prioritize skills most relevant to the job you're applying for. But these are good core skills to include on your resume.

To get more detail on building a powerful skills section, take a peek at our article on resume skills.

*Note: to find skills our machine learning model basically looks for common words, so take these with a grain of salt and use your best judgment. 

Most common procurement specialist resume skills

Most common hard skills for procurement specialist resumes: manage risk, relationship management, purchase forecasting, analytical skills, and data analysis.


Most common soft skills for procurement specialist resumes: communication skills, strategy skills, negotiation, customer-service skills, and results oriented


Other good procurement specialist resume skills

  • Supply chain management
  • Process optimization
  • Staff development
  • Contract negotiations
  • Vendor relations
  • Inventory management
  • Supply chain planning
  • Purchase order creation
  • Price dispute resolution
  • Price negotiation
  • Vendor relationship management
  • Purchasing
  • Understanding of risk management
  • Understanding of and ability to enhance sustainability
  • Understanding of the global market
  • Familiar with the technology and systems

Procurement specialist skills section examples

Note: these examples are formatted the same here just because it’s simple, but we have more detailed formatting advice (and examples) in our guide to resume formatting.

Procurement specialist skills example 1

Supply chain management | management | staff development | contract negotiations | data analysis | financial acumen | vendor relations

Procurement specialist skills example 2

Process optimization | communication skills | inventory management | relationship management | supply chain planning | risk management | purchase order creation

Procurement specialist skills example 3

Understanding of and ability to enhance sustainability | price dispute resolution | result oriented | customer-service skills | vendor relationship management | communication skills | purchasing

Work experience for procurement specialist resumes

Your work experience section is almost always the most important part of your resume. Because it’s difficult to pull trends from this kind of section, this section is mostly just examples. 

For some advanced strategies for writing about work experience on a resume, refer to our article on building a strong work experience resume section. We also have a guide on writing a resume with no experience if you’re just starting your career.

For now, it’s good to remember that the most important experience for any procurement specialist resume is the most relevant experience.

A couple examples for you:

Procurement specialist work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Procurement Specialist

Eco Focus, 2019-2022

Responsibilities

  • Monitor financial markets and the performance of individual securities
  • Contact prospective clients to present information and explain available services
  • Manage the finances of the facility, such as patient fees and billing
  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems
  • Address complaints regarding food quality or service

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Procurement Specialist

Gekko & Co, 2016-2022

Responsibilities

  • Understand clients’ needs and how to meet them
  • Tracking overall spending and improving the bidding process to meet the organization’s needs.
  • Providing quality price negations, purchase order creation, order tracking & management, and price dispute resolutions.
  • Executing procurement operations for the Server Networking Commodity Category in support of production warehouses across several locations globally.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Procurement Specialist Intern

Candor Corp, 2007-2012

Responsibilities

  • Constructing supply and demand. Reporting derived from production schedules to highlight upcoming shortages to ultimately mitigate potential risks to production.
  • Tracking shipments in-transit and updated ETAs on production schedule continuously to aid in accurate manufacturing planning.
  • Maintaining product information for components including lead-time, pricing, origin, incoterms, revisions, and specifications.
  • Assessing each vendor’s key performance indicators (KPI) based on timely delivery and order accuracy.
  • Submitting monthly component forecasts to major vendors in-order to aid in seamless flow of long lead-time components.

Education for procurement specialist resumes

For most positions, work experience is more important than education, although it can be important for new grads or for fields in which specific classes are industry-standard. 

So it’s not a big section, but it’s still important, and often, procurement specialist job postings list a minimum education requirement. 

Check out our blueprint for education on resumes for our full playbook on education sections.

Data from our sample of 1023 procurement specialist resumes

  • 9% procurement specialist resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 59% procurement specialist resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 28% procurement specialist resumes included a masters degree
  • 1% procurement specialist resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Procurement specialist resume education examples

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

Alfred State College, 2019

Awards & Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Valedictorian
  • Cum Laude

EDUCATION

Associate of Applied Arts

Erie Institute of Technology Inc, 2016

Certifications for procurement specialist resumes

Certifications aren’t a strict requirement for every job, but there are almost always certifications you can get to boost your chances of success. 

If you want to see how to build these sections, we have a guide about certifications on resumes.

We did a little research and found certifications can help procurement specialist’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Procurement specialist certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Reliability Engineer

American Society for Quality, 2019

Certified Supply Chain Professional

Association for Supply Chain Management, 2016

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Reliability Engineer, Certified Supply Chain Professional, Certified Materials & Resource Professional

Procurement specialist resume action verbs

Using our database of nearly 1,000,000 publicly available resumes, we compiled an index of action verbs and cross-referenced it with our sample of 1023 procurement specialist resumes and job postings to uncover which action verbs are most commonly used by procurement specialist’s and procurement specialist employers.

The most common action verbs on procurement specialist resumes are: process, program, assist, prepare, and manage.

The most common action verbs on procurement specialist job postings are: lead, plan, review, handle, and perform.

Other action verbs for procurement specialist resumes: 

  • Field
  • Develop
  • Design
  • Test
  • Direct
  • Create
  • Track
  • Monitor
  • Organize
  • Resolve

Full procurement specialist resume example

Lastly, we wanted to give you a couple full procurement specialist resume examples.. 

Please note: you can write a better resume than this. This is just a quick illustration to show you how these pieces might fit together. 

If you’d like to see “perfect” resumes, we have a showcase of resume examples.


Procurement specialist resume example

Madison Le
Procurement Specialist

641 Jennifer Lane, Raleigh, NC


Procurement specialist seeking a position in a dynamic organization where my skills in sourcing and procurement, project management, and supplier relationship management can be utilized to drive cost savings and improve operational efficiency. With a strong background in contract negotiations and a proven track record of successful vendor relationships, I am confident in my ability to make a positive impact on the procurement process. I am highly organized, detail-oriented, and possess excellent communication and problem-solving skills.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Procurement Specialist

Eco Focus, 2019-2022

Responsibilities

  • Leading production team meetings to address any issues or discrepancies regarding incoming supply.
  • Analyzing inventory daily to limit shortages and delays; helping to increase production flow by 20% year-to-year.
  • Collaborating with the manufacturing department to develop and implement inventory strategies that reduce working capital while maintaining service levels.
  • Identifying excess and aging inventory and reported findings to liquidation teams to determine plan for consumption.

Associate Procurement Specialist

Gekko & Co, 2016-2022

Responsibilities

  • Working regularly thorough knowledge of the detailed systems and procedures for management of procurement of goods and services.
  • Establishing and maintaining a filing system (electronic, hard copy) for all procurement-related documents.
  • Conducting periodic review of procurement processes from start to finish to ensure timeliness and cost effectiveness in line with all applicable policies, procedures, and regulations according to my job description.
  • Closely working with technical and operations staff in planning future procurements and providing guidance in the development of scope of work, specifications and other bidding documents for procurement of goods and services.

Procurement Specialist Intern

Candor Corp, 2007-2016

Responsibilities

  • Preparing solicitation documents and issuing to well qualified vendors and collect bid from them due date.
  • After bid collection, preparing bid matrix or bid analysis and selecting the lowest price vendor, draft purchase order and awarding to the winner vendor.
  • Working with technical team and operation when they receive services/ Good in preparing of GRN receiving GRN from technical and Operation and prepared payment documents package submit to finance for payment.
  • Supervise procurement assistant and contribute to team effort by undertaking additional tasks and responsibilities as requested.

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Mail Manager

In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association, 2019

Health Care Collection Management

Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, 2016


SKILLS

Supply chain management | vendor relations | leadership | communication skills | communication skills | planning | price dispute resolution


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

Alfred State College, 2019

Associate of Applied Arts

Erie Institute of Technology Inc, 2016

What experts say about procurement specialist resumes

Before we wrap it up, we want to leave you with some advice from other experts we admire.

“Make sure you’re using language that is known in procurement.” – New video from Winchesters. Procurement resume writing.


“Length matters. You don’t want a multipage document.” – This is what I’d include in my CV/Resume #career #procurement #supplychain


“You must quantify the results of your accomplishments, you can’t just describe what you did, you have to put some numbers behind it.” – Top 5 Tips to Optimize Your Supply Chain Resume

Want help with your procurement specialist resume?

We hope this guide has helped you understand what exactly makes a great procurement specialist resume. Please feel free to ask questions in the comments if you have any!

Methodology

In addition to our own expertise as professional resume consultants, for every resume guide we write, we curate dozens of recent job postings and resumes to make sure all our recommendations align with current trends for each specific industry and career path. Learn more about our methodology here. 

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Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle has worked in recruiting & HR for 10 years and has taught resume writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has helped build teams at two large startups (Wyzant and, currently, Brilliant) in the last decade, which means she views hundreds of resumes per day. Michelle guides our overall resume value system, ensuring our recommendations are high-quality and effective in the current job market.

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