Education

Wholesale/Foreign Trade Agents

Wholesale/foreign trade agents buy goods from all sorts of manufactures and suppliers and sell them on to commercial, trade and industrial companies. They ensure that storage is cost-effective and that the flow of goods runs smoothly. They monitor logistics chains, inspect receiving, reorder goods and plan shipping.

Wholesale/foreign trade agents specializing in wholesale work for wholesale companies in virtually all sectors, e.g. in the electronics, automotive and textile industries.

Wholesale/foreign trade agents specializing in foreign trade work for foreign trading companies and in the import and export departments of all types of production companies.

Course structure – areas of study

  • In the first and second year of training
  • Present training company as wholesale/foreign trade company
  • Customer-oriented order processing
  • Plan, control and implement procurement processes
  • Understand, document and evaluate business processes as value streams
  • Perform human resources duties
  • Plan, manage and control logistical processes
  • Analyze macroeconomic influences on wholesale and foreign trade companies
  • Prepare and manage successful pricing policy measures
  • In the third year of training
  • Plan, control and implement marketing
  • Make financial decisions
  • Identify, evaluate and use company results
  • Implement career-oriented projects for wholesale and foreign trade

Career opportunities

Wholesale/foreign trade agents specializing in wholesale find employment primarily in the inventory management of wholesale companies. The spectrum ranges from material management and warehousing to marketing and sales.

Wholesale/foreign trade agents specializing in foreign trade find employment in foreign trade companies as well as import and export departments in all types of production companies. The spectrum ranges from material management and warehousing to marketing and sales.

Training Centres

  • Homburg Vocational Training Centre
  • Sulzbach Vocational Training Centre
  • Neunkirchen Vocational Training Centre
  • Saarlouis Vocational Training Centre

Source: berufenet.arbeitsagentur.de

 

 

 

Contact

 

 

 

Home
InitiativeLocationSaarland Logistics GuideNetwork
Show printable version of this page
Home > Saarland Logistics Guide
EnglishEnglish
FrançaisFrançais