​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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​Frankfurt is the most populous city in the German state of Hesse, with an estimated population off 763,380 as of December 2019. This makes it the the fifth most populous city in Germany. Frankfurt covers an estimated 95.87 square miles and is a global hub for commerce, culture, education, tourism and transportation. Frankfurt has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Deka Bank Frankfurt

Construction of this project began in November 2019 and will see modern office space over 10 floors on a gross floor area of around 56,000 square meters. Large glass facades on the end sides of the office property allow wide views outside of the building and back into it. The office blocks hang like monitors above a two-storey basement that connects the office blocks.

Great East

This project, which is expected to be complete in 2022 will see three properties comprising of two seven-storey buildings and a residential tower with sixteen storeys. Location of the planned building is a vacant lot at Ferdinand-Happ-Strasse/corner Gref-Volsing-Strasse.

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