Graduate Jobs in Buying and Procurement

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date_icon_black16 Nov 2018
location_icon_blackLondon SW1
currency_icon_black£28,000 pa, rising to £32,000 after successful completion of a year in post
date_icon_black16 Nov 2018
location_icon_blackLondon SW1
currency_icon_black £28,000 pa, rising to £32,000 after successful completion of a year in post
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Buchanan Search was founded in 2013 by James Baker, who brought over 10 years of recruitment and executive search experience to the firm.
RedTusk was established with the overriding objective to deliver high performing sales personnel to some of world’s most exciting businesses.   We recruit across the North of England, London, and the Southwest and we have also on occasio…
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HELPING YOU FIND A CAREER IN Buying and Procurement

Buying and procurement graduates could find themselves in a range of different industries, from businesses to the government. Graduate buying and procurement jobs are incredibly diverse - find out what opportunities are available here.

LOOKING FOR a Buying And Procurement CAREER?
How much can I earn as a Buyer?
According to the National Careers Service, salaries for the following levels of buyer per year are as follows:
  • Assistant buyer – £16,000 to £24,000
  • Junior buyer – £25,000 and £32,000
  • Senior buyer – £35,000 and £40,000
  • Purchasing manager - £50,000 to £60,000+
What qualifications do I need to be a Buyer?
If you have one of the following degrees, you will be in the best position to become a buyer:
  • Buying/merchandising
  • Business/management
  • Retail
  • Finance
To solidify your skills, you might want to consider taking masters or a professional qualification in buying after you have completed your undergraduate degree – especially if your degree is quite general or is not one of the above. If you decide not to take on further qualifications, make sure you have enough work experience to prove that you know what you’re doing.
What skills do I need to be a Buyer?
Commercial awareness is an absolute must for buyers, as is an awareness of the retail process and a good eye for numbers/analytics. You’ll need to predict changes and trends in your industry, and be extremely organised in tracking profits, losses and successes. Other essential skills include:
  • Good eye for quality
  • Organisation
  • Good written presentation
  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Ability to take on feedback
What experience do I need to get a job in Buying and Procurement?
Buying is an extremely competitive area to work in, so you should try and get as much work experience as possible to give yourself a head start. Contact organisations directly and see if you can go in for work experience, or to shadow a buyer in their head office.