Importer, Exporter and Wholesaler

Importers, Exporters and Wholesalers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the operations of importing, exporting and wholesaling establishments.
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    Overview

    Importers, Exporters and Wholesalers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the operations of importing, exporting and wholesaling establishments.

    Day-to-day

    • identifying local and overseas business opportunities
    • developing and implementing business plans, and marketing, operating, human resource, pricing and credit policies and procedures
    • determining the mix of products and services to be provided and negotiating conditions of trade
    • liaising with local and overseas suppliers and distributors about orders and products
    • researching regulatory and statutory requirements affecting the importing, exporting, wholesaling and distribution of goods
    • monitoring business performance and preparing estimates, financial statements and reports of operations
    • appointing agents and distributors
    • arranging the shipping of goods into and out of the country
    • overseeing the display and sale of merchandise and preparation of product information for customer service staff and customers
    • implementing after-sales service procedures.

    To become an Importer, Exporter and Wholesaler

    • You need extensive experience, or a formal qualification in commerce to work as an Importer, Exporter or Wholesaler. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

      Take a Certificate IV in Business (Procurement)

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