Retail Buyer - ANZSCO 639211

Selects and buys goods for resale in a retail establishment.
Skill Level
  • Merchandise Planner
Occupation Lists
This occupation is on the following skills lists: This occupation is not on the following skills lists:
Skills Assessment Authority
Regional for 457 Applications
There is no regional restriction for 457 visa applications for this occupation.
The following caveats apply for 457 visa or ENS Direct Entry Stream applications:
Caveat 11
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

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