A young male wool buyer inspects fleece while talking with a farmer and his son

Wool Buyer

Wool Buyers value and buy wool sold by wool growers.

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.

Occupation snapshot
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Moderate

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

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