​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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​Berlin is the capital and the largest city in Germany, both in area and population, with an estimated population of 3.8 million. The city covers an area of roughly 344 square miles. Berlin has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Axel Springer Building

This new cube-shaped building is the latest addition to the Axel-Springer Campus, the ensemble of different premises at the media and technology company’s headquarters. The new Axel Springer building offers 52,000 square meters of work space for more than 3,000 employees and is characterised by its open, transparent architecture.

UP! Friedrichshain Berlin Building

This construction project has seen the transformation of an ageing iconic shopping mall into a modern place for work and retail in Berlin’s Friedrichshain neighbourhood. The nearly 675,000 ft2 / 67,000 m2 project named “UP!” reveals the building’s past and points to its future with a new volumetric appearance and a new, entirely glazed building envelope. 

Terminal 2 at Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Terminal 2 at BER Airport is the fastest-built terminal project in German history and has allowed the airport to expand the capacity by six million passengers a year. The two-story terminal with three halls includes spaces for checking-in, handing in and collecting luggage, security controls, service facilities, shops, and restaurants. 

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