plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the operations of importing, exporting and wholesaling establishments.
identifying local and overseas business opportunities
developing and implementing business plans, and marketing, operating, human resource, pricing and credit policies and procedures
determining the mix of products and services to be provided and negotiating conditions of trade
liaising with local and overseas suppliers and distributors about orders and products
researching regulatory and statutory requirements affecting the importing, exporting, wholesaling and distribution of goods
monitoring business performance and preparing estimates, financial statements and reports of operations
appointing agents and distributors
arranging the shipping of goods into and out of the country
overseeing the display and sale of merchandise and preparation of product information for customer service staff and customers
implementing after-sales service procedures
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).