​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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​Manchester is a major city and borough in Greater Manchester and has a population of over 514,000 recorded in 2013. Manchester is fast becoming the construction hotspot with numerous large scale projects beginning and in the pipeline, such as:

New Union Street

A decade long Abu Dhabi funded housing development project is set to create 6,000 new homes to the north and east of Manchester. These waterfront apartments, which will create 300 new homes is the start.St John's, Quay StreetThis huge £1.2bn project, planned by Allied London, will include a 50-storey skyscraper, 2,500 new apartments, hotels, art venues, green space and at the heart of this huge development will see a £110m factory theatre.

Manchester Grande

This project will see the old ITV sites Granada House building rebuilt into a new modern hotel and private members' club. Also on the site will see an eight-storey tower with rooftop pool, cinema and performance venue.

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