​What is a Buyer?

The role of a Buyer is to research and purchase materials, supplies and equipment for the business and project they are working on. The role of a Buyer will often require you to be able to negotiate with suppliers to ensure you are getting the best price possible. As a Buyer you will also be responsible for updating inventory and ensuring that stock levels are kept at appropriate levels.

Key skills to be successful as a Buyer will include:

 

  • Negotiation

  • Communication

  • Financial and accounting knowledge

  • Supply chain management and logistics

  • IT and stock management software knowledge

What are the typical daily duties for a Buyer Manager?

From employer to employer the job description of a Buyer can vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Research and purchase products and materials

  • Build relationships with suppliers and negotiate with them for the best price

  • Process requisitions and update management on order statuses

  • Analyse trends to make insightful buying decisions

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​Bath is the largest city in Somerset and is situated 97 miles west of London and 11 miles south east of Bristol. In 2011, Bath’s population was estimated at 88,859. Bath has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Spring Wharf

This construction project will see Shops, restaurants and 171 flats are being delivered at Spring Wharf on Lower Bristol Road. It will have three buildings - The Mill, The Stone Works and The Grain Store - and the first two of these have recently been completed.

Bath School of Art and Design

With the original features being retained, the project has seen the restoration of more than 300 exterior panels and the construction of a new mezzanine floor and rooftop pavilion. Construction was completed in the summer of 2019, with students starting to use the building in September as the new academic year begins.

Looking for a new construction job?

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