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Buyers and Procurement Officers

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About this career

£31,051

Median salary

New workers start around £21,176.95. Normal pay is £31,051 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £62,851.78.
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Jobs

Subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, including Maths, Further Maths, Physics, English Literature and Spanish.

Daily Tasks

  • Maintains records and prepares reports as necessary.
  • Works closely with merchandisers who allocate stock and develop sales forecasts.
  • Supervises clerical, administrative and warehouse distribution staff, deals with recruitment and training.
  • Ensures that delivered items comply with order, monitors quality of incoming goods and returns unsatisfactory or faulty items, monitors performance and makes sure targets are met.
  • Looks at ways to improve supply networks, presents new ideas to senior management team.
  • Helps negotiate contract with supplier and specifies details of goods or services required.
  • Assesses bids from suppliers, finds suppliers and negotiates prices.
  • Assesses budgetary limitations and customer requirements and decides on quantity, type, range and quality of goods or services to be bought.
  • Keeps up with market trends and chooses products/services.
  • Attends trade fairs, shows and demonstrations to research new product lines and suppliers, checks catalogues.

Skills

Job postings

Active Listening
67
Critical Thinking
66
Reading Comprehension
65
Speaking
63
Learning Strategies
63
Writing
60
Monitoring
60
Mathematics
59
Active Learning
57
Science
11