Occupation Profile – Retail Buyer – (ANZSCO 639211) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleRETAIL BUYER
ANZSCO Code639211
Occupations in this Group639211 Retail Buyer
639212 Wool Buyer
DescriptionSelects and buys goods for resale in a retail establishment.
Skill Level3
SpecialisationsMerchandise Planner
Occupation ListShort-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
CaveatExcludes positions that are

  • based in a front-line retail setting; or
  • that predominately involve direct client transactional interaction on a regular basis.
Caveat Relevant ‘note’ no. in instrument11
Tasks-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
Skills Assessment AuthorityVETASSESS
Related Occupations639212 Wool Buyer
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsCompetent English (e.g. IELTS: at least 6 in each skill)