A retail buyer reviews existing stock on the shelves to determine what else to buy

Retail Buyer

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

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.

Occupation snapshot
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

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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