​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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Leeds is a major city in West Yorkshire. The main built-up area sub-division has a population of 474,632 and the City of Leeds, of which it is a part, has a population of around 757,700 making it the third largest city in the UK.Leeds has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Leeds City Station

The £17.3m redevelopment of the southern entrance of the station will also see the creation of a new £500,000 pedestrianised zone funded by developers and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.  Victoria GateThis £150m retail complex will include arcades, a casino and a flagship John Lewis store. 

Tower Works

The Tower Works site in Holbeck Urban Village was an historic pin factory that produced steel pins from 1860 to 1981. The Engine House and famed Italianate towers are two of most recognisable of the five listed structures and part of the site has already been developed into office space. But there are more plans in the pipeline as part of an £80m masterplan. The Grade II-listed Engine House complex could house an art-house cinema and boutique brewery whilst another part of the site will be transformed into 90,000sq ft of office space, 24,000sq ft of retail, restaurant and bar space and a mix of apartments and town houses.

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