The average salary for a Senior Buyer is £37,041.
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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 …Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Senior Buyer
Skills in Supplier Management, Negotiation and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sourcing and Procurement.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Buyer
An early career Senior Buyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £33,008 based on 93 salaries. A mid-career Senior Buyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £36,309 based on 148 salaries. An experienced Senior Buyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £39,231 based on 156 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £38,123.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Senior Buyer in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 30.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Birmingham, England: Birmingham (9.1% more) and Bristol, England: Bristol (4.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Manchester, England: Manchester (18.7% less), Southampton, England: Hampshire (4.7% less) and Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (2.8% less).
Years of Experience
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