Skills Chief Buyer near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a chief buyer in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Retail and wholesale buyers (NOC 62101).


  • Arrange product according to planogram
  • Establish and maintain contact with suppliers
  • Maintain adequate stock levels
  • Negotiate prices, discounts, credit terms and transportation arrangements with suppliers
  • Oversee distribution of merchandise to outlets
  • Provide customer service
  • Review requirements of establishment and determine quantity and type of merchandise to purchase
  • Select and purchase merchandise for resale
  • Study market reports, trade periodicals and sales promotion materials and visit trade shows, showrooms, factories and product design events
  • Supervise work of other buyers
  • Visit trade shows, showrooms, factories and product design events

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Communication Help - Communication
  • Interviewing
  • Liaising and Networking
  • Negotiating and Adjudicating
Information Handling Help - Information Handling
  • Processing Information
Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Analyzing Information
Management Help - Management
  • Supervising


Business, Finance and Management Help - Business, Finance and Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Business Administration
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