Wool Buyer

Wool Buyers value and buy wool sold by wool growers.

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    Overview

    Wool Buyers value and buy wool sold by wool growers.

    Day-to-day

    • monitors sales data and stock levels, and studies trade, manufacturers' and market information to keep informed of changing market conditions
    • negotiates purchase, promotion and supply arrangements with suppliers
    • designs and implements pricing, marketing, promotional and display strategies
    • liaises with management on long-term planning and sales promotions
    • inspects, compares, selects and values wool by determining colour, yield, micron and length
    • inspects and buys wool at auction, in wool brokers' stores and in farm sheds
    • receives samples from scoured wool exchanges
    • may visit freezing works to buy slipe wool.

    Considerations

    • Requires driving
    • Stressful

    To become a Wool Buyer

    • You usually need relevant experience working with wool to work as a Wool Buyer. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a certificate IV in wool classing may be useful.

      Take a Certificate IV in Business Sales