Importers, Exporters and Wholesalers Job Profile

import-exportJob Description for Importers, Exporters and Wholesalers

Importers, Exporters and Wholesalers  plan, organise and administer the activities of businesses conducting operations in importing, exporting and wholesale trade.

Qualifications for Importers, Exporters and Wholesalers

The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • identifying local and overseas business opportunities
  • determining the mix of products and services to be provided and negotiating conditions of trade
  • researching regulatory and statutory requirements affecting the importing, exporting, wholesaling and distribution of goods
  • developing a business plan and implementing marketing, operating, personnel, pricing and credit policy and procedures
  • monitoring the performance of the business and preparing estimates, financial statements and reports of operations

Occupations:

  1. Importer or Exporter
  2. Wholesaler.

Importer or Exporter plans, organises and administers the operations of a business which imports or exports goods.

Skill Level: The entry requirement for this occupation is usually a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • identifies local and overseas business opportunities and determines the mix of products and services to be provided and negotiates conditions of sale with producers
  • researches regulatory and statutory requirements affecting the import and export of goods to and from country
  • liaises with customs officers and other government representatives to ensure that goods being imported are legal, and meet standards
  • develops a business plan and implements marketing, operating, personnel, pricing and credit policy and procedures
  • appoints agents and/or distributors
  • arranges the shipping of goods to and from country
  • monitors the performance of the business and prepares estimates, financial statements and reports of import-export operations
  • may provide quotes to customers and organise promotional campaigns for the business or for customers’ products.

Wholesaler plans and organises the operations of wholesale trading establishments.

Skill Level:

The entry requirement for this occupation is usually a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • identifies local and overseas business opportunities for the wholesale trading of food, consumer durables and other merchandise and determines the mix of products and services to be provided
  • researches regulatory and statutory requirements affecting the wholesaling and distribution of goods
  • develops a business plan and implements marketing, operating, personnel, pricing and credit policy and procedures
  • liaises with local and overseas manufacturers and retailers about orders, products, merchandising and promotional activities
  • oversees the displays and sale of merchandise and preparation of product information for customer service staff and customers
  • monitors the performance of the business and prepares estimates, financial statements and reports of operations
  • implements after-sales service procedures.