MBTI® Test ISFP Procurement Clerks

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Conventional, Enterprising (CE) (GOT)

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Hammer (1996) writes that Introverted-Sensing-Feeling-Perceiving (ISFP) MBTI® Types adapt quickly to new situations and enjoy working closely with others towards a common goal. Furthermore, being able to see and understand the impact of their work is motivating and fulfilling to them. ISFP MBTI Types are very often well matched in careers as procurement clerks.

Procurement clerks are responsible to compiling information or records that are required in order to place orders to procure materials or services. This work may involve conducting or monitoring inventories, and determining if the current quantities are sufficient to meet the program’s or organization’s needs in a particular time period. If they are not, then procurement clerks may need to place orders to obtain more materials or services in accordance to their organization’s needs. In some cases, this may take the form of making the actual purchases, and in others, clerks may compile a list of necessary items or services and pass that list to a supervisor instead. Procurement clerks also interact with customers to answer questions about order status, changes, or cancellations. They may also have similar interactions with suppliers, with whom it may be necessary to reschedule or expedite deliveries, and to resolve other problems that arise with mass shipments.

Successful procurement clerks need to have mastered the use of many different kinds of hardware, including cash registers, fax machines, copiers, scanners, and more. These days, smart phones and tablets are also very useful. They will also need to be familiar with accounting, word processing, and email software, including Intuit Quickbooks, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Office. They may also use Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, such as IMB Maximo Asset Management, Radiant Systems CounterPoint, or SAP Business Objects software. While the exact software used may differ from company to company or organization to organization, the general principles or categories of software remain relatively consistent.

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Procurement clerks need to have developed, strong oral and written communication skills in English as well as deductive reasoning skills. In some cases, multilingual fluencies can be helpful also. They also need to be able to interact competently with computers, and be comfortable working closely together with supervisors, peers, and subordinates. Most procurement clerks have at least a high school diploma, and some even hold an associate’s degree. However, significant on the job experience or a vocational certificate can still be very helpful in getting and keeping a job.

Below are some employment trends for Procurement Clerks:

  • Median wage: $20.82 hourly, $43,310 annually
  • Employment: 70,800 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Decline (-2% or lower)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 6,700

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Click on one of these corresponding popular ISFP Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Bill and Account Collector, Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks, Cashier,Medical Transcriptionist, Nursing Assistant, Packaging & Filling Machine Operators, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy Aide, Procurement Clerk, and Team Assembler.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org

MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)

Introduction To Type and Careers, Hammer, A. (CPP, 1996)