Merchandising Manager Job Description

Merchandising Manager Job Description

July 13th, 2020

Merchandising Managers are analytical professionals who specialize in sourcing, managing, and curating a company's products and promotional material. Duties fulfilled by Merchandising Managers include overseeing the buying process, forecasting inventory demands and trends, and negotiating with suppliers.

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Our growing retail company is looking to appoint a talented and experienced Merchandising Manager to create, oversee, and implement merchandising strategies. You will manage a team of marketing and merchandising professionals to ensure that all deadlines, inventory requirements, and customer orders are completed in a timely manner.

Our ideal candidate is a detail-oriented and deadline-driven individual with experience managing a small to medium-size team. This role also requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a creative eye for sourcing and presenting garments and accessories.

Merchandising Manager Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the planning and implementation of merchandising strategies.
  • Creating eye-catching store layouts that showcase the brand and aesthetic of the company.
  • Negotiating the costs of inventory for multiple stores.
  • Preparing annual and quarterly budgets, and presenting them to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Tracking inventory movement and systematically introducing promotions, sales, price changes, etc.
  • Identifying trends and monitoring supply and demand.
  • Collaborating with the marketing department to brainstorm new projects, campaigns, and business ideas.
  • Interpreting sales reports and providing guidance on how to improve figures and customer engagement.

Merchandising Manager Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business Management, Retail, or a related field is an added bonus.
  • A minimum of five years' experience in a managerial position.
  • A background in Marketing, Communications, and/or Design is preferred.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be creative and detail-orientated.

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