​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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​Warrington is a large town situated in Cheshire. Approximately 20 miles east of Liverpool and 16 miles west of Manchester, Warrington is a place where people live and commute for work in these two cities. As of the 2019 census Warrington had a population of 165,546. Warrington has seen numerous construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

John Street apartments and multi-storey car park

A £56m apartment project in Warrington town centre is already starting to dominate the skyline. The construction of the accommodation block and public multi-storey car park began in early 2019.

Station Road apartments overlooking Manchester Ship Canal

In one of Warrington’s biggest current developments, the Station Road site is being transformed into 189 apartments. The apartments will be available for private rent on the former AJ Beer and Co timber yard site when completed.

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