A Senior Buyer earns an average salary of C$67,947 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

C$51,010 - C$91,844
C$51K
C$68K
C$92K
MEDIAN: C$68,056
10%
50%
90%
C$19.64 - C$48.94
C$20
C$26
C$49
MEDIAN: C$26.43
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$96K
Salary C$51,010 - C$91,844
Bonus C$0.00 - C$10,199
Profit Sharing C$300 - C$9,826
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$50,468 - C$96,092
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 472
Hourly Data C$0C$61
Hourly Rate C$19.64 - C$48.94
Overtime C$32.05 - C$61.39
Annual Data C$0C$96K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$10,199
Profit Sharing C$300 - C$9,826
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$50,468 - C$96,092
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 50

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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Buyer


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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 C$68,000 based on 24 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 C$66,000 based on 91 salaries. An experienced Senior Buyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$71,000 based on 108 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 C$72,000 based on 49 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$68,636

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

Senior Buyer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Buyer?

Senior Buyer in Vancouver:
"Procurement."
Pros: Supplier relationships. Negotiation. Technical skills.
Cons: Middle management, stress, deadlines and others inefficiencies.

Senior Buyer in Calgary:
Pros: Spending someone else's money.
Cons: Tied to a desk. Panics. Poor planning upstream.

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Key Stats for Senior Buyer

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Senior Buyer Salaries

▲5%

▲3%

National Average
C$69,000

▼1%

▼3%

Skills That Affect Senior Buyer Salaries

▲9%

Sourcing
▲6%



Procurement
▼0%

National Average
C$69,000

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 8%