​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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​Slough is a large town and is located 20 miles west of London. Slough has a population of over 164,000 recorded in 2018 and is well connect by the M25, M40 and M4 motorways. Slough is one of the largest industrial estates in Europe and has the highest concentration of UK HQs for global organisations outside of London. Slough has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Slough Urban Renewal

This huge regeneration scheme is estimated to cost £60m+ and will provide new homes, leisure facilities and upgrading school provisions. This projects is a join venture Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd.

132-144 High Street (Buckingham Way Project)

A formal planning application is yet to be submitted, parts of the High Street could be transformed in a major way after 2021, seeing 132-144 High Street redeveloped into a mixed use development. This project could see approximately 300 homes, shops, and a health club with a swimming pool, spa facilities, and basement car parking over four 19 storey buildings.

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