Assistant Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salary

An Assistant Buyer, Non-Technical Products earns an average salary of $39,996 per year. A skill in Vendor Relations is associated with high pay for this job.

$29,048 - $53,685
MEDIAN: $35,637

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$29,048 - $53,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for Assistant Buyer, Non-Technical Products

Assistant buyers of non-technical products must hold substantial knowledge of items and prices within a specific industry. Their main job is to help a retail company decide which items to sell and keep in stock. They maintain communications between supplier and retailer; this means an assistant buyer must have excellent interpersonal skills. They must be able to negotiate and have insight into what items would sell well in a particular store. This work is mainly mental, and assistant buyers usually work in an indoor office setting. However, assistant buyers may spend a substantial amount of time on the road, meeting with potential suppliers and visiting stores. Assistant buyers must be able to discuss and sell their idea to these supervisors. An assistant buyer may be promoted to a senior buyer after significant experience with a company. Assistant buyers usually work regular 40-hour weeks, though they may have regular business trips. Hours may vary depending on the season, as many products and certain industries are seasonal.


Assistant Buyer, Non-Technical Products Tasks

  • Advise retail outlets how to price products based on purchase price and market trends.
  • Research suppliers to determine which ones fit company pricing and quality objectives.
  • Assist buyers and managers with writing purchase orders, buying merchandise, and managing inventory.

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Job Satisfaction

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based on 3 votes.


89 %
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Years of Experience

1-4 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 7%