​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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​Graz is the second largest city in Austria with an estimated population of 652,562 as of 2018. Graz is renowned for its colleges and universities and is home to more than 60,000 students. Graz has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, including;

Project Südgürtel ("southern beltway")

Graz’s Südgürtel beltway closes the gap between Puntigam Bridge and Liebenauer Gürtel beltway, thus significantly improving the traffic situation in the south of Styria’s capital city. The project furthermore includes the reconceptualisation of the traffic phases through the construction of a roundabout.

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