Senior Buyer Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Retail

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Senior Buyer Skills List in Retail

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Senior Buyer role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Senior Buyer job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 68% of Senior Buyer job descriptions contained factories as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

factories
68%
junior buyer
49%
buyer
40%
product development
34%
product
30%
assistant buyer
29%
range building
28%
sourcing
25%
trade fairs
22%
sign off
22%
budgets
22%
far east
22%
fmcg
22%
margin
22%
electrical products
17%
driver
17%
local area
17%
senior assistant buyer
15%
critical path
14%
fashion
10%
apparel
9%
instagram
9%
costings
9%
trends
7%
sample management
7%
garden
7%
negotiation
7%
christmas
7%
purchase orders
7%
new product set up
7%
buying assistant
7%
buying admin assistant
7%
category manager
6%
retail
6%
negations
6%
senior buyer
6%
furniture
6%
brands
6%
buying
5%
sales manager
5%
business development
5%
bdm
5%
bd
5%
account manager
5%
own brand
5%
analytical
3%
purchasing
3%
commercial awareness
3%
leadership
3%
project management
3%
supplier negotiation
3%
food service
3%
management
2%
goods
2%
ordering
2%
returns
2%
high street
2%
stock control
2%
trade
2%
training
2%
accessories
2%
bags
2%
commercially minded
2%
controller
2%
wholesale
2%
fm
2%
insight
2%
data analysis
2%
merchandising
2%
manchester
2%
junior merchandising
2%
assistant merchandiser
2%
fashion buying
2%
account management
2%
homewares
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.

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