​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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​Salzburg is the capital city of the state of Salzburg and the fourth largest city in Austria, with an estimated population of 156,972 as of 2020. Covering a total area of 25.35 square miles, Salzburg has been labeled as Austria’s most inspiring city. Salzburg has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

University of Applied Sciences

Salzburg University of Applied Sciences has completed an exciting project that is both practical and futuristic. In a project carried out by the University's students and its cooperation partner COPA-DATA, the HMI/SCADA software zenon is used to make the University building smarter and, in addition, to gain data for research projects.

Paracelsus Bad & Kurhaus Swimming Facilities

The new public bath highlights Salzburg’s landmarks and mountains and represents a visionary architectural project in the city’s historic center. The geometry of the building is swivelled towards the park, making a reference to the geometry of the vanished fortification-walls of the baroque period.

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