Procurement Clerks


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-7.5% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent


What Procurement Clerks Do

Compile information and records to draw up purchase orders for procurement of materials and services.

Other Job Titles Procurement Clerks May Have

Buyer, Procurement Assistant, Procurement Officer, Procurement Specialist, Procurement Technician, Purchasing Assistant, Purchasing Associate, Purchasing Clerk, Purchasing Specialist, Warehouse Clerk

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Contracts Specialist ,

Capital One

I consult business customers on their negotiation strategy and how to structure their agreements with potential suppliers. I draft, review, and negotiate contracts. I advise my peers on common push back I see on certain contract provisions. I participate in training my peers and business customers on negotiating technology-specific contracts.

Principal Procurement Specialist ,

Capital One

I meet with several different teams of people to understand their supplier needs and work with them on developing a strategy to find the right companies to work with while obtaining the best deal.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Perform buying duties when necessary.
  • Prepare purchase orders and send copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests.
  • Compare suppliers' bills with bids and purchase orders to verify accuracy.
  • Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files, reports and price lists.
  • Check shipments when they arrive to ensure that orders have been filled correctly and that goods meet specifications.

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