- For a name, see Bayer or Beyer or Beyers. For the occupation in the fashion industry, see Buyer (fashion).
When someone acts as a regular buyer of certain assets for commercial purposes, the term "buyer" has a specific meaning as a job function. For example, a "buyer" is a person who purchases finished goods, typically for resale, for a firm, government, or organization; while a person who purchases material used to make goods is sometimes called a purchasing agent. In product management, the buyer is the entity that decides to obtain the product. A buyer's primary responsibility is obtaining goods of acceptable quality at a suitable price. This usually requires research, writing requests for bids, proposals or quotes, and evaluating information received.
- "Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents". U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 29 March 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-04-01. Retrieved 7 September 2016.