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, 72% of Senior Buyer job descriptions contained factories as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

factories
72%
junior buyer
55%
assistant buyer
49%
product development
46%
range building
30%
sourcing
30%
senior assistant buyer
30%
sign off
30%
buyer
26%
buying admin assistant
19%
critical path
17%
purchase orders
17%
sample management
17%
trends
17%
buying assistant
17%
assistant merchandiser
16%
excel
16%
retail
16%
product
16%
budgets
13%
far east
13%
fmcg
13%
margin
13%
trade fairs
13%
new product set up
13%
sales
12%
senior merchandise admin assistant
12%
stock
12%
negotiation
12%
buying
11%
brands
10%
own brand
10%
intake
8%
inventory
8%
apparel
4%
fashion
4%
merchandiser
4%
sales analysis
4%
stores
4%
forecasting
4%
junior merchandiser
4%
mark downs
4%
skus
4%
franchise
4%
international
4%
joint ventures
4%
instagram
3%
fashion buying
3%
strategies
3%
german
3%
wholesale
3%
costings
3%
assistant range manager
2%
homewares
2%
polish
2%
purchasing
2%
strategic partnerships
2%
range planning
2%
womenswear
2%
english language skills
2%
introducing new products
2%
admin
2%
english
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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