Buyer Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Retail

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Buyer Skills List in Retail

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, 87% of Buyer job descriptions contained factories as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

factories
87%
junior buyer
60%
product development
51%
buyer
50%
assistant buyer
45%
range building
32%
sourcing
28%
product
27%
critical path
26%
sign off
25%
senior assistant buyer
23%
buying admin assistant
20%
buying assistant
20%
trends
20%
sample management
20%
purchase orders
20%
new product set up
19%
margin
14%
trade fairs
14%
budgets
14%
far east
14%
fmcg
14%
instagram
13%
fashion
11%
apparel
11%
buying
10%
negotiation
10%
furniture
9%
own brand
9%
brands
9%
negations
8%
category manager
8%
costings
6%
garden
6%
christmas
6%
senior buyer
5%
product brief
4%
clothing
4%
ecommerce
4%
retail
4%
textiles
4%
homeware
4%
homewares
3%
food service
3%
indirect
2%
buyers
2%
procurement
2%
data analysis
2%
insight
2%
food service operations
2%
food manufacturing
2%
food industry
2%
purchasing
2%
interior design
2%
identifying trends
2%
wholesale
2%
introducing new products
2%
fashion buying
2%
admin
2%

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.

Including the right keywords in your CV will help you get past Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and win more job interviews from employers and recruiters.


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