I'm currently trying to figure out the what I want to do next in my career, i currently work as a pricing researcher analyst for a car company and think an assistant buyer could be the next step (not for a good few months but just planning). Does anyone have any experience as a buyer that would be able to give me more of an insight to it? Did you enjoy it + what did you enjoy? Thanks
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- Thread Starter
- 15-05-2013 22:57
- 28-05-2013 12:01
Being a 'buyer' is a very broad term. t certainly won't harm your career to go down that path as people often move between buying and sales roles. (They are after all two sides of the same coin.)
A buyer has to meet with suppliers, forecast sales and monitor and optimise internal sales performance. It can be quite a pressurised role and there's lots of negotiation and internal politics. The money can be good but the hours tend to be long and the stress levels high. Doing an assistant buyer's job would be a good way to see what the buyer's job is like as you'd be working closely with the buyer.