The average salary for a Purchaser in United Kingdom is £22,045.
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Job Description for Purchaser
A purchaser is responsible for coordinating purchases of various products and services for their company. They order supplies, inventory, equipment, and services for all departments in the company. They also have to ensure that they are keeping costs under control while not sacrificing quality in the items and services they buy. They submit purchase orders in accordance with their company's policies and also verify that the order has been placed and that delivery has occurred. They also reconc…Read more
- Procure and contract for goods and services in a specific industry.
- Take corrective action when defective goods are received.
- Inventory existing property and conduct audits.
- Test and evaluate sample products, draw up and approve requisitions, and ensure adequate supply.
- Research and identify vendors, and negotiate to achieve desired quality, price, and timetables.
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Popular Skills for Purchaser
Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Inventory Management, Order Inventory, Negotiation and Purchasing.
Pay by Experience Level for Purchaser
An early career Purchaser with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £21,286 based on 45 salaries. A mid-career Purchaser with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £22,104 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Purchaser with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £21,434 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £27,603.
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