How to Hire a Buyer

Does your growing business need a buyer? A buyer develops and maintains systems for close monitoring of all purchase orders. They work closely with inventory management to ensure deliveries are accurate. Additionally, a buyer closely monitors inventory levels and ordered items as needed.

Here are some tips to help you find great buyer candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Buyer search for Jobs on Indeed*


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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $21.01 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.00$70.50 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Buyer?

Hiring a buyer can be beneficial for your business. By having a team member dedicated to maintaining inventory and ensuring items are shipped accurately, your business will be operating at peak levels. The right hire will take ownership of your inventory and be sure you have the right items to meet you and your customer’s needs.

Contributions of a great buyer:

• Accurate inventory data
• Detailed purchase orders
• Accountability for missing products

Skills to look for in a great Buyer

A great buyer candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Negotiation skills
• Experience with purchase order software
• Analytical and mathematical skills
• Attention to detail
• Ability to work in a team
• Accountability

Writing a Buyer job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified buyer candidates. A buyer job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for buyer jobs, such as:

• Senior Buyer
• Procurement Specialist
• Purchasing Coordinator

Interviewing Buyer candidates

Strong candidates for buyer positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Familiarity with necessary software
• Maintaining accuracy in inventory
• How they supported their team in the past

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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