Careers ServiceI want to work in buying and purchasing

Sector overview

Read Prospects' overview of the sales sector, and their article how to get into buying and merchandising. Download the Higher and Further Education pack on the Scottish Government website: Procurement People of Tomorrow.

Typical job profiles

Useful online resources

The skills you need to get a graduate job in buying, by buyers (TARGETjobs)

How to get a job in merchandising, by a Next merchandiser (TARGETjobs)

A career in procurement CIPS

What is purchasing and supply management (Inside Careers)

Supply Management Includes job vacancy section

Retail Week (magazine) Includes job vacancy section

British Display Society Anyone wanting to work in visual merchandising

Job sites & specialist recruiters

Retail Choice

Supply Chain Online

Professional bodies