The senior buyer is responsible for negotiating long-term and short-term transactions with vendors. This position also plans and incorporates strategic purchasing plans company-wide. The senior buyer is also responsible for collecting and gathering data on potential suppliers and carriers. In addition, they schedule shipping times and manage the requirements of freight travel. They also disperse information about purchasing and sales to the necessary members of production, purchasing, and sales teams. The senior buyer also negotiates the prices for services and/or products.
Senior Buyer 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.