1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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1192-13 Wholesaler

Plans and organises the operations of wholesale trading establishments.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is usually a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • identifies local and overseas business opportunities for the wholesale trading of food, consumer durables and other merchandise and determines the mix of products and services to be provided
  • researches regulatory and statutory requirements affecting the wholesaling and distribution of goods
  • develops a business plan and implements marketing, operating, personnel, pricing and credit policy and procedures
  • liaises with local and overseas manufacturers and retailers about orders, products, merchandising and promotional activities
  • oversees the displays and sale of merchandise and preparation of product information for customer service staff and customers
  • monitors the performance of the business and prepares estimates, financial statements and reports of operations
  • implements after-sales service procedures

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