​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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​Pickering is a town that is situated in Southern Ontario, Canada. As of 2016 the population of Pickering was 91,771, which made it the 61st most populated town in Canada.

Pickering has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Brock Lands Restoration Plan

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) acquired the former Brock North and South Landfill sites from the City of Toronto in January 2011.  The 969 acres of land will be restored to become a public destination and support self-sustaining communities of native plants, fish and wildlife. These lands have the potential to provide recreational opportunities such as hiking, cross country skiing, angling and nature viewing experiences.

Carruthers Creek Watershed Plan

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Board of Directors approved the updated Carruthers Creek Watershed Plan (CCWP) in September 2021. The update of the Watershed Plan commenced in 2015, and included various stakeholder and public engagement opportunities.

The development of the updated CCWP included an evaluation of current conditions and the identification of measures to protect, enhance and restore the health of the watershed.

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