R355,643
Avg. Salary
R90.63
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

R24,535

Bonus

R25,000

Profit Sharing

R213,558

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Buyer is R90.63 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Buyer is R355,643 per year.

10%
R24.83
10%
R90.63
50%
R245.27
90%
90%
MEDIAN R90.63
10%
R190k
10%
R356k
50%
R624k
90%
90%
MEDIAN R355,643
R190,429 - R623,691
R190K
R360K
R620K
MEDIAN: R355,643
10%
50%
90%
R24.83 - R245
R25
R91
R250
MEDIAN: R90.63
10%
50%
90%
R0R657K
Salary R190,429 - R623,691
Bonus R7,100 - R73,500
Profit Sharing R0.00 - R357,500
Commission R213,558
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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R188,451 - R657,662
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 22 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 278
Hourly Data R0R245
Hourly Rate R24.83 - R245
Overtime R121
Annual Data R0R657K
Bonus R7,100 - R73,500
Commission R213,558
Profit Sharing R0.00 - R357,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
R188,451 - R657,662
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 22 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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 teams. The senior buyer also negotiates the prices for services and/or products.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Buyer


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Popular Skills for Senior Buyer

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Buyer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Buyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Buyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R261,000 based on 76 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Buyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R340,000 based on 171 salaries. An experienced Senior Buyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R386,000 based on 132 salaries. A Senior Buyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R390,000 based on 38 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R357,984

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Senior Buyer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Buyer?

Senior Buyer in East London:
"Under paid when comparing with other provinces."
Pros: Friendly city my family is here
Cons: Roads not maintained properly

Senior Buyer in Cape Town:
"Satisfying."
Pros: Things get done
Cons: Lowest salary region

Senior Buyer in western cape:
"Satisfying."
Pros: Things get done
Cons: Salary difference between other regions to big

Senior Buyer in City:
"Marketed related salary."
Sacrifice hard work pays.

Senior Buyer in Bryanston:
"Perks."
Pros: The management ,making a difference and satisfying the clients needs and expectations.
Cons: Very long hours , lack of balance between family and work time.

Senior Buyer in Johannesburg:
"Leadership - Level Two."
Pros: My profession is my passion. The fact that I can execute my job function with the leadership tools and skills I currently have - for this reason I can say I am on a level two leadership lever and striving to get to level three. Striving give the impression as it being difficult and complicated. No, on the contrary, I am loving my current job profile as it give me the opportunity to take on responsibility and accountability for my job function. As an individual I set my own personal short term goal (and being a goal driven woman) and enjoy he challenge in achieving those goals in my career. The interaction with my internal & external customers is vital for my job function to give the added value on our projects.
Cons: People mind set on change. It is much easier to change systems then to get people to let change begin within themselves.

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Key Stats for Senior Buyer

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Senior Buyer Salaries

▲9%

▲8%

National Average
R358,000

▼5%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Senior Buyer Salaries

National Average
R358,000

▼1%

▼2%

▼4%

Contract Negotiation
▼9%


Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 52%