A buyer of non-technical products works with clients to acquire goods of a non-technical nature that can be used or resold for a profit. Buyers of non-technical products typically should have a background in sales and a bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, or a related field.
Buyer of non-technical products need a solid understanding of economics and excellent interpersonal skills. They make arrangements and verify numbers and data to ensure that their businesses get all of the products they need. Negotiations are needed to find the best prices and suppliers. To some degree, quality control is also the responsibility of buyers of non-technical products. Examining information and reports on the quality of their suppliers will determine if they will receive the non-technical goods that they need on time and at a level of quality that is sufficient for them.
Buyers of non-technical products work closely with vendors and sellers. Ideally, they work to establish long-term deals with vendors and find the best prices when possible through bulk purchases. If a supplier proves to be a bad fit, then a buyer of non-technical products needs to be able to end the relationship and find a new supplier as quickly as possible.
Buyer, Non-Technical Products Tasks
- Ensure that orders are delivered on time and at cost.
- Resolve billing and shipping problems and provide information to suppliers.
- Identify suppliers, select merchandise and negotiate bills of sale for a business.
- Inspect deliveries for shipping errors, improper handling, or quality issues.