Bidder - Salary and Career
Buyers

Bidder - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They receive purchase requisitions, carry out the quotation process and complete the purchase of services, products, raw materials and equipment for the wholesale and retail trade, for industries, companies, public and private agencies. They accompany the flow of deliveries, develop suppliers of materials and services, supervise staff and purchase processes. They prepare reports and act as an interlocutor between requesters and suppliers.

How much does an Bidder earn

A Bidder earns between $1.592 and $8.956 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.600 and a median salary of $3.000 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 45.468 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Bidder

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.600 43.203 900 17
1º Quartile 1.592 19.106 398 7
Median Salary 3.000 36.000 750 14
3º Quartile 6.831 81.966 1.708 32
Higher Salary 8.956 107.477 2.239 42


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in administrative sciences
      • middle level technicians in business operations
        • buyers

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Main workplaces

Buyers they work in agribusiness, wholesale and retail trade, industries and the service sector. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract, they work individually, under supervision, in closed environments, during the day. It is common to spend a lot of time sitting, in uncomfortable positions, on the phone and subject to pressures that can cause stress.


What does it take to work in the field of Buyers

The exercise of these occupations requires secondary education to incomplete higher education, depending on the nature of the products purchased. The full performance of the activities occurs after three to four years (buyer) and another five years (sales supervisor) of experience in the area.


Functions and activities of Bidder

Buyers must:

  • run quotation process;
  • receive purchase requisitions for materials or services;
  • communicate;
  • execute quotation process;
  • follow up delivery flow;
  • supervise team and purchase processes;
  • develop materials and services suppliers;
  • develop suppliers of materials and services;
  • complete the purchase of materials or services;
  • developing suppliers of materials and services;
  • completing the purchase of materials or services;
  • supervise team and purchasing processes;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • monitor flow of deliveries (follow up);
  • run quote process;
  • follow up delivery;
  • monitor delivery flow (follow up);
  • develop material and service providers;

  • Activities

    • provide for the replacement of materials or services under warranty;
    • check the delivery of materials or services;
    • negotiate damages resulting from rejected materials;
    • write communications and correspondence;
    • check quantities of materials or services requested;
    • register requisitions;
    • send purchase order or contract for approval;
    • request samples or catalogs of materials or services;
    • suggest material or service options to the applicant;
    • search for supplier references;
    • confirm purchase order;
    • follow safety, health and environmental standards;
    • choose the best trading conditions;
    • interviewing suppliers;
    • hold meetings to evaluate work and motivate employees;
    • control the processes of acquisition of materials or services;
    • organize competition processes;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • obtain delivery location information;
    • charge delivery of materials or services;
    • identify families (branches) of materials or services;
    • group requisitions by branch or segment of materials or services;
    • updating the supplier register;
    • participate in the approval of suppliers, materials and services;
    • signing a contract for the purchase of materials or services;
    • demonstrate a sense of observation (be observant);
    • monitor the new delivery of materials;
    • evaluate employee performance;
    • providing the replacement of materials or services under warranty;
    • mount quotation sheets;
    • prepare price change reports;
    • update with the market and technological changes;
    • approve purchase orders;
    • consult sources of information about suppliers;
    • organize competition processes;
    • deal with internal and external pressures;
    • analyze quotes;
    • archive purchasing processes;
    • forward materials or services for testing;
    • propose the development of new or alternative materials;
    • prepare supplier visit reports;
    • define the supplier;
    • return rejected materials;
    • propose courses or training for employees;
    • prepare material non-compliance reports;
    • stipulating the terms of the purchase agreement;
    • schedule a technical visit to the supplier;
    • participate in the selection of employees;
    • act with emotional balance;
    • demonstrate proactivity;
    • negotiate prices, payment terms and conditions with suppliers;
    • registering suppliers;
    • check the existence of funds;
    • open bids;
    • check material or service specifications;
    • review open orders;
    • instruct on procedures for the purchasing area;
    • select suppliers;
    • communicate to departments about purchases made;
    • determine date for submission of quotations;
    • research supplier references;
    • prepare employee performance reports;
    • work ethically;
    • check the delivery time of materials or services;
    • identify items with higher consumption;
    • issuing a purchase order;
    • demonstrate ability in financial calculations;
    • rationalize the flow of procedures;
    • visiting fairs and exhibitions;
    • stay versatile and dynamic;
    • prepare reports to monitor the purchase process;
    • notify users and suppliers of rejected materials;
    • nominate employees for promotion;
    • collaborate on budget planning;
    • evaluating the performance of suppliers;
    • order samples or catalogs of materials or services;
    • interpret texts;
    • demonstrate objectivity;
    • check inventories;
    • demonstrate resourcefulness to communicate;
    • ensure compliance with internal rules;
    • request quotes;


    Sectors that hire Bidder the most in the job market

    • combined office and administrative support services
    • temporary labor lease
    • building construction
    • retail merchandise in general, with predominance of food products - supermarkets
    • holdings of non-financial institutions
    • engineering services
    • hospital care activities
    • restaurants and similar
    • retail trade of new parts and accessories for motor vehicles
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international




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