A Retail Buyer helps to ensure the right products are selected at the right price to sell in the store. They will need to source suppliers, negotiate prices, ensure products can be delivered on time, help with predicting future sales trends and decide when old products should be discontinued.
A qualification in a relevant retail or business subject would be an advantage but you can start by working your way up the retail ladder and trying for internal promotions.
- Excellent communication skills
- The ability to influence others
- Commercial awareness
- Good negotiation skills
- A creative flair
- Able to work under pressure
- The ability to reach set targets
£18,000 to £25,000