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  • Skilled Occupation SALES WORKERS Sales Support Workers > Miscellaneous Sales Support Workers Retail and Wool Buyers Wool Buyer


      Values and buys wool sold by wool growers.

      Skill Level: 3

    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Wool Buyer is $ 97,055 for male employees and $ 95,751 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 42.0 Females: 36.4 Persons: 38.7
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 6392 Retail and wool buyers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

    Australian visa options for Wool Buyer

    Employer Sponsorship
    489 Visa
    482 TSS Visa
    Skilled Occupation
    ANZSCO Code
    Assessing Authority
    189 Visa
    190 Visa
    186 Visa (DE)
    187 Visa
    All area
    Regional area
    Wool Buyer
    Visa processing times-months (75%)
    Business Visas
    Visa processing times-months (90%)

    Wool Buyer categories in Group D.

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    Wool Buyer job description, duties and education requirements


      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:
        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.

      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


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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