Average salary: £32-35,000
A buyer is required to work closely with merchandisers, to help ensure that the right products are selected for purchase. They are ultimately in charge of making key decisions throughout the buying process in order to help grown the business and make profit. Buyers are responsible for finding the right suppliers for the job, selecting new products, reviewing old products and pitching new ideas to management. Buyers need to have excellent interpersonal skills, should be organised and have a flair for research and analysis.
Ways to get started:
- Entry level position of Buying Assistant
- Bachelor’s degree in business or purchasing
- Senior Buyer
- Head of Procurement