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639211 - Retail Buyer

Description

Selects and buys goods for resale in a retail establishment.

Skill Level

3

Specialisations

    • Merchandise Planner

Skills Assessment Authority

VETASSESS

Caveats

Not eligible if:

Caveat 11

TSS, ENS - The position:

      • (a) is based in a front line retail setting; or
      • (b) predominantly involves direct client transactional interaction on a regular basis.

Group: 6392 Retail and Wool Buyers

Description

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

Tasks

    • 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

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:

NZ Register 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.

Occupations in this Group

    • 639211 Retail Buyer
    • 639212 Wool Buyer

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