An assistant buyer works closely with vendors, maintaining positive relationships while negotiating specs, pricing, and deadlines. They must be able to work independently and prioritize job duties, as well as prepare cost analyses and competitive retail strategies. They must be able to develop sales and profit margin plans, as well as maintain margin and determine turnover objectives.
Assistant Buyer 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.