Buyer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Buyer in New Hampton:
"Negotiation skills."
Get your Certification. I has A lot of information. Sit in on webinars and any other free teachings to get you familiar with all aspects of the job. And most of all, work as a team player and be professional.

Buyer in Ripon:
"Accounting and Finance."
Understand how your job affects others. Learn basic accounting and finance. Sell yourself well.

Buyer in Toms River:
Don't accept your first offer.

Buyer in Portland:
Be knowledgable of your field of work.

Buyer in Minneapolis:
"What am I worth?"
Work hard, think for yourself, always ask questions and be proactive.

Buyer in United States:
"Purchasing is a very stressful position."
Purchasing is a very stressful position as you have many customers within and without your organization. You need to develop relationships with your customers and your suppliers. When other want you to blame everything on your suppliers ad beat them into submission you need to be the go between to work with both sides to work out the issues. Negotiations are not always about price. Quality and Ontime Delivery are very important. Always keep in mind, that what ever you purchase, it does affect others' lives. It might even be the difference between life and death if the quality or on time delivery is not there.

Buyer in Orlando:
Keep all documents.