Procurement specialists specialize in finding goods or services for a business at a good price and meets the needs of the business.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree can get you an entry level procurement job. It is also recommended that you obtain a Certified Procurement Professional (CPP®) certification.
To pursue a career as procurement specialist:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, business courses, computer courses, statistics, and mathematics.
Where can I work?
A wide variety of agricultural companies employ procurement specialist to purchase ingredients and supplies including; seed and chemical companies, food production companies, animal production companies, and grain marketing firms.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for a procurement specialist will be good over the next five years.
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