The average salary for an Assistant Buyer in South Africa is R159,222.
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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. Communication skills are a vital part of being an assistant buyer. They must communicate with merchandise d…Read more
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.
The top respondents for the job title Assistant Buyer are from the companies Edcon, Woolworths and Mr Price Group. Reported salaries are highest at Edcon where the average pay is R173,095. Mr Price Group pays the lowest at around R150,000.
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Popular Skills for Assistant Buyer
Skills in Microsoft Excel, Merchandising, Vendor Relations and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Negotiation.
Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Buyer
An entry-level Assistant Buyer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R124,000 based on 12 salaries. An early career Assistant Buyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R159,718 based on 105 salaries. A mid-career Assistant Buyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R164,594 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Assistant Buyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R160,959 based on 6 salaries.
Years of Experience
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