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Description

Selects and buys goods for resale in a retail establishment.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Retail Buyer

ANZSCO CODE - 639211

Major Group 6 - Sales Workers
Sub-Major Group 63 - Sales Support Workers
Minor Group 639 - Miscellaneous Sales Support Workers
Unit Group 6392 - Retail and Wool Buyers

Unit Group 6392: Retail and Wool Buyers

Retail and Wool Buyers select and buy goods for resale in retail establishments, and value and buy wool sold by wool growers.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • monitoring sales data and stock levels, and studying trade, manufacturers’ and market information to keep informed of changing market conditions
  • negotiating purchase, promotion and supply arrangements with suppliers
  • designing and implementing pricing, marketing, promotional and display strategies
  • liaising with management on long-term planning and sales promotions
  • establishing working plans according to seasonal and budgetary requirements
  • anticipating consumer trends and determining quantity, style and quality of goods to be purchased
  • inspecting, comparing, selecting and valuing wool by determining colour, yield, micron and length
  • inspecting and buying wool at auction, in wool brokers’ stores and in farm sheds
  • receiving samples from scoured wool exchanges
  • may visit freezing works to buy slipe wool

Occupations in this unit group

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