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    Job Description and Interview Questions Procurement

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    1) What types of skill sets are needed in a procurement professional to manage alliance and collaborative supplier relationships? What types of interview questions would you ask to hire such an individual?

    2) Describe some important considerations when conducting a make vs buy study.

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    1) What types of skill sets are needed in a procurement professional to manage alliance and collaborative supplier relationships? What types of interview questions would you ask to hire such an individual?
    Procurement is an important function at most organizations. A procurement professional needs to be able to deal with many stakeholders; first of all, they deal with many different suppliers. Procurement professionals have to coordinate between suppliers and determine the best contract for the company. In addition, procurement professionals have to liaison between all the different departments within the organization in order to fill their needs and order in the equipment they require.
    It is important for procurement professional to have the following skills: negotiation skills, technical knowledge, communication skills, ability to think strategically and organization skills. The candidate must have negotiation skills in order to arrive at the best economical deal for the organization in which he/she works. The ...

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    This solution gives a description of the skills required to be a Procurement Professional. Sample interview questions are provided as well as an exploration of considerations when deciding to make vs buy.

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