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6392 Retail and Wool Buyers

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

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:

  • 639211 Retail Buyer
  • 639212 Wool Buyer

639211 Retail Buyer

Selects and buys goods for resale in a retail establishment.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Merchandise Planner

639212 Wool Buyer

Values and buys wool sold by wool growers.

Skill Level: 3