£20,952
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

£814

Profit Sharing

£0.00

An Assistant Buyer earns an average salary of £20,366 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. A skill in Purchasing is associated with high pay for this job.

£16,108 - £26,864
£16K
£21K
£27K
MEDIAN: £20,952
10%
50%
90%
£8.24 - £12.90
£8
£9
£13
MEDIAN: £9.93
10%
50%
90%
£0£27K
Salary £16,108 - £26,864
Bonus £0.00 - £3,297
Profit Sharing £0.00
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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£16,183 - £27,233
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 4 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 358
Hourly Data £0£15
Hourly Rate £8.24 - £12.90
Overtime £0.00 - £15.66
Annual Data £0£27K
Bonus £0.00 - £3,297
Profit Sharing £0.00
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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£16,183 - £27,233
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 4 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

Job Description for Assistant Buyer

An assistant buyer works closely with vendors, maintaining positive relationships while negotiating specs, pricing, and deadlines. They must be able to work independently and prioritize job duties, as well as prepare cost analyses and competitive retail strategies. They must be able to develop sales and profit margin plans, as well as maintain margin and determine turnover objectives.

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Assistant Buyer Tasks

  • Assist buyers and managers with writing purchase orders, buying merchandise, and managing inventory.
  • Research suppliers to determine which ones fit company pricing and quality objectives.
  • Advise retail outlets how to price products based on purchase price and market trends.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Buyer


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Popular Skills for Assistant Buyer

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £21,164

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

Assistant Buyer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Buyer?

Assistant Buyer in Manchester:
"Stressful but rewarding."
Pros: Exciting, creative, fast paced, collaborative.
Cons: Underpaid, undervalued, overworked, few development opportunities outside London.

Assistant Buyer in London:
"Multi tasking, stressful, political, fast paced"
Pros: Creative, team members, interesting, corporate culture,
Cons: Stressful, political, strenuous, high responsibility in return for low pay

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Key Stats for Assistant Buyer

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
0%

Experience Affects Assistant Buyer Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

▲8%

National Average
₤21,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Assistant Buyer Salaries

Purchasing
▲13%

buying
▲4%


National Average
₤21,000

Contract Negotiation
▼1%

Negotiation
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

Data Analysis
▼5%

Organizing
▼6%

Supplier Management
▼8%

Administration
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 76%