Q: What is it like working as a Buyer?
Buyer in Bradenton:
Pros: Every day is a new challenge and there isn't a lot of repetition.
Cons: Many things are out of our control and in the hands of the supplier.
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.
Buyer in Sheridan:
Pros: That its not the same everyday , a lot of different things going on all the time. I also like the fact that I can be very versatile in different areas of my job.
Cons: Dealing with vender that do not respond to your emails.