Retail Buyer

Retail Buyers select and buy goods for resale in retail establishments.

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    Overview

    Retail Buyers select and buy goods for resale in retail establishments.

    Day-to-day

    • monitors sales data and stock levels, and studies trade, manufacturers' and market information to keep informed of changing market conditions
    • negotiates purchase, promotion and supply arrangements with suppliers
    • designs and implements pricing, marketing, promotional and display strategies
    • liaises with management on long-term planning and sales promotions
    • establishes working plans according to seasonal and budgetary requirements
    • anticipates consumer trends and determines quantity, style and quality of goods to be purchased.

    To become a Retail Buyer

    • You usually need extensive retail experience to work as a Retail Buyer. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A diploma in retail management or retail merchandise management or university qualifications in business, marketing, fashion or another related field might be helpful.

      Take a Certificate III in Retail

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