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, 70% of Buyer job descriptions contained buyer as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

buyer
70%
junior buyer
70%
product development
70%
fashion
65%
apparel
65%
sourcing
56%
buying
45%
clothing
40%
product brief
40%
factories
35%
product
30%
instagram
25%
supplier negotiation
10%
project management
10%
negotiation
10%
leadership
10%
commercial awareness
10%
analytical
10%
procurement
10%
indirect
10%
buyers
10%
retail
5%
assistant buyer
5%
critical path
5%
range building
5%
sign off
5%
insight
5%
food service
5%
data analysis
5%
trade fairs
5%
margin
5%
fmcg
5%
far east
5%
costings
5%
budgets
5%

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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