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Career and Education Opportunities for Procurement Clerks

In general, procurement clerks compile information and records to draw up purchase orders for procurement of materials and services.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Procurement Clerk

Procurement clerks respond to customer and supplier inquiries about order status or cancellations. They also track the status of requisitions and orders. Equally important, procurement clerks have to perform buying duties when needed. They are often called upon to contact suppliers so as to schedule or expedite deliveries and to deal with shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems. They are expected to ready purchase orders and send copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests. Finally, procurement clerks decide on if inventory quantities are sufficient for needs, ordering more materials when needed.

Every day, procurement clerks are expected to be able to listen to and understand others in meetings. They need to articulate ideas and problems.