AU$54,925
Avg. Salary
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An Entry-Level Retail Buyer earns an average salary of AU$54,659 per year.

AU$45,000 - AU$85,000
AU$45K
AU$55K
AU$85K
MEDIAN: AU$54,925
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$85K
Salary AU$45,000 - AU$85,000
Bonus AU$1,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$44,042 - AU$80,537
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 44

Job Description for Retail Buyer

Retail buyers are responsible for developing and buying merchandise for their store or department. The buyer analyzes data to predict what will be popular with shoppers to ensure those items are sufficiently stocked. For clothing and fashion, retail buyers often work closely with fashion designers to stay ahead of what is (and will be) popular in the fashion industry. Retail buyers may be required to travel to attend events such as fashion shows, trade shows, and fairs. They work with other teams in the organization to meet company quotas, sales volume, and margins. Retail buyers may also supervise an assistant buyer or buyers, who help with the ordering process and responding to vendor questions, among other tasks.

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Retail Buyer Tasks

  • Identify suppliers, select merchandise and negotiate bills of sale for a business.
  • Inspect deliveries for shipping errors, improper handling, or quality issues.
  • Ensure that orders are delivered on time and at cost.
  • Resolve billing and shipping problems and provide information to suppliers.

Retail Buyer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$54,572

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Retail Buyer

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 89%