​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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​Southampton is a port city in Hampshire, located on the south coast of England. Southampton is approximately 70 miles south west of London and is considered a major port. As of 2018 the estimated population was 269,781 and covers an area of 28 square miles. Southampton has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Itchen Riverside - Chapel Riverside

  • £100m mixed use development

  • 457 residential properties

  • 4,963 sq m commercial floorspace for marine based employment space

  • 946 sq m flexible retail space

  • Improved public access to the waterfront via a riverside walk

Solent University

  • £28m development

  • Part of £100m campus investment

  • Two sports halls

  • Three fitness studios

  • Health and well-being gym

  • Strength and conditioning gym

  • High quality teaching facilities

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