A Senior Buyer earns an average salary of AU$90,435 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$61,887 - AU$124,030
AU$62K
AU$90K
AU$120K
MEDIAN: AU$89,847
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$129K
Salary AU$61,887 - AU$124,030
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$20,426
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$56,222 - AU$129,961
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 78

Job Description for Senior Buyer

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.

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Senior 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.

Senior Buyer Pay By Employer

$0$105K

$93,421

CarMax, Inc.
11 profiles
$71,748

$83,158

$66,466

$78,882

$76,295

US Foods
3 profiles
$55,481

Senior Buyer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Buyer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Buyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Buyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$80,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Buyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$94,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Senior Buyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$90,000 based on 44 salaries. A Senior Buyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$85,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$88,763

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Key Stats for Senior Buyer

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Senior Buyer Salaries

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
AU$89,000

▼4%

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 96%