Retail and Wool Buyer

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

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$1810 per week
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    Overview

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

    Day-to-day

    • 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.

    To become a Retail and Wool Buyer

    • You usually need relevant experience to work as a Retail or Wool Buyer. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualification in retail, wool classing, business, marketing or another related field might be helpful.

      Take a Certificate IV in Wool Classing

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