​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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​Swindon is a large town in the county of Wiltshire and lies along the M4 corridor close to Reading. As of the 2011 census the estimated population was 185,600. Swindon has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

The £400m Great Stall East development

This huge housing scheme will see 1,500 new homes built, with a selection of 2-5 bedroom private and affordable homes. The scheme will also see two new schools.

Kimmerfields

This project will see a six-storey tower block, which will host nearly 1,000 staff and is to be built with the environment in mind, with staff encouraged to take the stairs and extra electric vehicle charging and bike facilities installed. When it has been built, Swindon Borough Council will buy the £38m building and lease it back to Zurich.

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