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Assistant Buyer

451 Jobs Available
in US
$ 16.95 - 49.44/hour

Resumes of Assistant Buyer

Writing an effective Assistant Buyer resume is an essential part of your job search. Make sure you include a summary of your experience and goals, plus, list relevant work experience, certifications and computer programs you know. Also, highlight your skills, such as: being a good communicator, managing projects and more.

Be sure to use some of the same words found in the job description, and don't forget to proofread! Our Assistant Buyer resume examples will guide you through this process. Build your resume at CareerBuilder in a few clicks or, upload an existing one, now.


Typical Assistant Buyer responsibilities to be added to your resume.

  • Interview vendors and visit suppliers' plants and distribution centers to examine and learn about products, services, and prices.

  • Formulate policies and procedures for bid proposals and procurement of goods and services.

  • Monitor shipments to ensure that goods come in on time, and resolve problems related to undelivered goods.

  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes.

  • Monitor and follow applicable laws and regulations.

  • Research and evaluate suppliers, based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history.

  • Study sales records and inventory levels of current stock to develop strategic purchasing programs that facilitate employee access to supplies.

  • Monitor changes affecting supply and demand, tracking market conditions, price trends, or futures markets.

  • Review catalogs, industry periodicals, directories, trade journals, and Internet sites and consult with other department personnel to locate necessary goods and services.

  • Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services.

  • Attend meetings, trade shows, conferences, conventions, and seminars to network with people in other purchasing departments.

  • Purchase the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct amounts.

  • Confer with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action.

  • Write and review product specifications, maintaining a working technical knowledge of the goods or services to be purchased.

  • Maintain and review computerized or manual records of purchased items, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories.

  • Hire, train, or supervise purchasing clerks, buyers, and expediters.

  • Negotiate, renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives.

  • Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices.

  • Arrange the payment of duty and freight charges.


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