Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the procurement and purchasing of materials, products and services for an organisation.
Skill Level 1
Alternative Titles - Purchasing Manager
Group: 1336 Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers
plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the supply, storage and distribution of goods, products and services produced and used by organisations.
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Basis of assessment
The Australia and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) is the basis for the assessment of applicants’ qualifications and experience required to perform specific jobs and what the tasks are that the applicant is expected to have performed in that occupation.
The Country Education Profiles prepared by the Australian Government Department of Education are the basis for any educational assessment.
Years of experience
Where an applicant holds a relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree comparable to an equivalent AQF qualification, the applicant must have demonstrated employment experience:
- in a procurement-related role for at least three years; and
- in the role as Procurement Manager for at least two out of these three years.
Where the applicant does not hold a relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree comparable to an equivalent AQF qualification, the applicant must have demonstrated employment experience
- in a procurement-related role for at least five years; and
- in the role as Procurement Manager for at least two out of these five years.
Procurement Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the procurement and purchasing of materials, products and services for an organisation.
The applicant’s employment experience as Procurement Manager must be consistent with the tasks outlined in the ANZSCO code:
- determining, implementing and monitoring purchasing, storage and distribution strategies, policies and plans
- preparing and implementing plans to maintain required stock levels at minimum cost
- negotiating contracts with suppliers to meet quality, cost and delivery requirements
- monitoring and reviewing storage and inventory systems to meet supply requirements and control stock levels
- operating recording systems to track all movements of supplies and finished goods, and ensuring re-ordering and re-stocking at optimal times
- liaising with other departments and customers concerning requirements for outward goods and associated forwarding transportation
- overseeing the recording of purchase, storage and distribution transactions
- directing staff activities and monitoring their performance
- provision of products and services to meet customer or client requirements.
The applicant’s responsibilities as Procurement Manager must clearly be at a strategic level with decision-making authority in key procurement related matters.
The applicant’s responsibilities must have included directing the employees’ activities and monitoring their performance and development on an ongoing basis.
Management & Leadership
The applicant must demonstrate management and leadership experience by referring to the IML Management Competency Framework and selecting one competence from each of the three areas
- Manage self
- Manage and lead others
- Manage and lead the business.
For each of the three competencies selected, the applicant must describe how they achieved these in 300 words or less. The applicant must
- use specific examples from their demonstrated work experience,
- state what they personally did and why,
- what the outcome was and
- what they learned from it.
Position and reporting lines
Dependent on the size of the organisation, business or geographical structure:
- The Procurement Manager position held by the applicant must be the most senior functional position;
- The applicant is expected to have reported to either a Senior Leadership Team member or the Head of a division/department or equivalent; and
- The applicant is expected to have supervised either qualified or administrative staff.
Type of organisation
To be assessed as a Procurement Manager for migration purposes, the size and complexity of the organisation will influence the assessment.