Purchasing job descriptionFREE Job Posting
Purchasing is an important role within the retail sector and one which is attractive to many applicants. Purchasers are used by shops across the board, including supermarkets which must choose which products to stock its shelves with. A person in this role will need to have a wide range of product knowledge and a good grasp of figures in order to ensure maximum profits. Fashion purchasers, on the other hand, will be required to follow and predict new trends for their employers
Purchasers also sometimes work as media buyers, who are responsible for purchasing air time on radio, television and space in newspapers in order to advertise a particular product. One other example of a buyer is industrial purchasers, who are involved in sourcing the required materials for construction projects.
Buyers generally work closely with the finance department of a company and qualifications in a related field are considered to be advantageous. Most employees insist on a degree, usually in business or marketing related fields. Salaries within this line of work vary greatly depending on the size of the company and the scope of work, but generally sit in the field of £20,000 - £25,000.
Purchasing managers are required to buy services, equipment, and goods for a company. They compare costs, service, and quality to ensure the best products for their employers. In large companies they have a purchasing department and lead a team composed by administrators and buyers. Examples of their buying processes are related to cleaning services, wholesale stock, furniture, engineering components, raw materials, etc.
Purchasing managers usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Keeping up to date with market trends.
• Identifying new products.
• Deciding what services are needed for the company.
• Processing payments.
• Agreeing contracts.
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Ipswich, Suffolk, East Anglia
Circa £30-40k + Excellent Benefits
Stafford, Staffordshire, West Midlands
£25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits inc. medical, pension etc
North West London, London, South East
£17,000 per annum Salary review following probation
Farnborough, Hampshire, Hampshire, South East
£9 - 11 per hour
Birmingham, West Midlands (County), West Midlands
£32000 - £35000 per annum
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, South East
£475 - £520 per day
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