Buyer Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Manufacturing

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Buyer Skills List in Manufacturing

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Buyer role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Buyer job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 36% of Buyer job descriptions contained purchasing as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

purchasing
36%
procurement
36%
buying
32%
buyer
24%
manufacturing
20%
electronics
16%
purchase orders
16%
supply chain
16%
project management
12%
mrp
12%
engineering
12%
supplier performance
12%
contractual agreements
12%
components
8%
negotiation
8%
erp
8%
cips
8%
customer requirements
8%
contractual
8%
supplier negotiation
8%
strategic sourcing
8%
communication skills
4%
parts
4%
raw materials
4%
senior buyer
4%
srm
4%
stakeholder management
4%
supplier relationships
4%
technical drawings
4%
airbus
4%
quality
4%
admin
4%
commercial awareness
4%
material handling
4%
planner
4%
product development
4%
product manager
4%
sales
4%
iso9001
4%
mechanics
4%
procurement contracts
4%
production management
4%
pharmaceutical
4%
itar
4%
market pricing
4%
transactional systems
4%
manager
4%
requisitions
4%
production scheduling
4%
jit
4%
textiles
4%
account management
4%
blue chip
4%
leicester
4%
merchandising
4%
warehouse
4%
inventory management
4%
aerospace
4%
defence
4%
junior buyer
4%
music
4%
materials planning
4%
plastics
4%
supplier selection
4%
audio
4%
consumables
4%
scheduling
4%
automotive
4%
lean manufacturing
4%
negotiating
4%
microsoft office
4%
direct
4%
engines
4%
fasteners
4%
hydraulics
4%

While these keywords are a good start, remember that every job is different. Instead of including all these keywords on your CV, identify the keywords most relevant to the job you're applying to and include those. For the best chance of success use our CV keyword scanner tool to help with this.

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