​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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​Waterloo is a city on the province of Ontario that lies 58 miles southwest of Toronto. Waterloo is know as a twin city to Kitchener and is often referred to as “Kitchener-Waterloo”. Waterloo has an estimated population of 104,986 as of the 2016 census and covers an area of 24 square miles. Waterloo has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Alexandra Avenue

Road reconstruction from Westmount Road to Lourdes Street on Alexandra Avenue.

Expected start: Spring 2021
Expected completion: Fall 2021

Laurel Creek

Creek rehabilitation which includes complete landscape and restoration of Laurel from Regina Street to Weber Street.

Expected start: Spring 2021

Expected completion: Summer 2021

Lorindale Street

Completion of 2020 road surface asphalt road reconstruction and waterman looping on Lorindale Street (full length of the street) from Colonial Public School to Denholm Street.

Expected start: Spring 2021

Expected completion: Spring 2021

Looking for a new construction job?

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