CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Procurement Clerks

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Purchasing
Benchmark Title: Procurement Clerks
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Compile information and records to draw up purchase orders for procurement of materials and services. Prepare purchase orders and send copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests.
 
Determine if inventory quantities are sufficient for needs, ordering more materials when necessary.
 
Respond to customer and supplier inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations.
 
Perform buying duties when necessary.
 
Contact suppliers in order to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems.
 
Review requisition orders in order to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications.
 
Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files, reports and price lists.
 
Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential suppliers.
 
Track the status of requisitions, contracts, and orders.
 
Calculate costs of orders, and charge or forward invoices to appropriate accounts.
 
Check shipments when they arrive to ensure that orders have been filled correctly and that goods meet specifications.
 
Compare suppliers' bills with bids and purchase orders in order to verify accuracy.
 
Approve bills for payment.
 
Locate suppliers, using sources such as catalogs and the internet, and interview them to gather information about products to be ordered.
 
Maintain knowledge of all organizational and governmental rules affecting purchases, and provide information about these rules to organization staff members and to vendors.
 
Monitor in-house inventory movement and complete inventory transfer forms for bookkeeping purposes.
 
Monitor contractor performance, recommending contract modifications when necessary.
 
Prepare invitation-of-bid forms, and mail forms to supplier firms or distribute forms for public posting.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Purchasing
Benchmark Title: Procurement Clerks
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Purchasing
Benchmark Title: Procurement Clerks
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Purchasing
Benchmark Title: Procurement Clerks
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Purchasing
Benchmark Title: Procurement Clerks
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Related Work Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Purchasing
Benchmark Title: Procurement Clerks
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Buyer
Departmental Buyer
Film Replacement Orderer
Procurement Agent
Procurement Analyst
Procurement Assistant
Procurement Clerk
Procurement Officer
Procurement Specialist
Procurement Technician
Property and Supply Officer
Purchaser
Purchasing Agent
Purchasing Assistant
Purchasing Associate
Purchasing Clerk
Purchasing Coordinator
Purchasing Department Clerk
Purchasing Manager
Purchasing Specialist
Supply Coordinator
Warehouse Clerk
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Purchasing
Benchmark Title: Procurement Clerks
 
 
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