Procurement manager


A procurement manager is responsible for managing the supply chain process. They identify suppliers, building relationships with vendor companies and negotiate the contracts and purchases of external components of the development process.

Lifecycle stages

Development and project management.

Typical employer


Place of work


Typical working pattern


Education, training and qualifications

Minimum NFQ level 7 in business, engineering, planning or other relevant filed. Extensive experience managing and procuring contracts.

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply MCIPS qualification is desirable.

Typical entry position & transferable sectors

Entry roles can include a purchasing or procurement assistant.

Transferable from similar industries such as construction, renewable energies and oil and gas.

Career possibilities

Procurement managers can progress to become senior or lead procurement managers.

Full time salary estimate

€30,000 (procurement assistant) -€75,000 (lead procurement manager) per year, depending on experience.