A Buyer in Ottawa, Ontario earns an average salary of C$57,062 per year. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

C$39,998 - C$85,000
C$40K
C$55K
C$85K
MEDIAN: C$54,512
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$91K
Salary C$39,998 - C$85,000
Bonus C$1,090
Profit Sharing C$1,000
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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C$39,022 - C$91,231
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 34

Job Description for Buyer

Buyers, also known as purchasing agents, work in many different fields. Some common businesses that hire buyers are retail stores, grocery stores, car dealerships, and many others. Buyers work is both mentally and physically challenging. Not only do they have to have very extensive knowledge of the business, they also need to know what kind of products need to be bought. Aside from the mental aspect, buyers often have to physically travel to pick up the items they are buying. They usually work indoors although some types of buyers such as car dealerships would have cars outside in the lot to choose from. Buyers often work with public relations or sellers from other companies. Most buyers have a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or Management, but some have a degree in their field such as Fashion, etc.

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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.

Buyer Job Listings

Key Stats for Buyer

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Buyer Salaries

▲38%

▲24%

National Average
C$55,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Skills That Affect Buyer Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲44%

Negotiation
▲11%

Inventory Management
▲3%

National Average
C$55,000

▼2%

Sourcing
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 4%