Fashion Merchandiser Job Description

A fashion merchandiser (also known as a buyer) is a person responsible for buying and merchandising clothing, footwear, and accessories.

Fashion merchandisers work in department stores, specialty stores, boutiques, and wholesale department stores.

A fashion merchandiser’s responsibilities include:Visiting stores or showrooms to preview new merchandise.

Assessing new items and deciding if they meet brand standards.

Making purchase decisions.

Determining new fashion trends.

Negotiating contracts.

Collaborating with designers, artists, and other creatives.


Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Fashion Merchandiser to join our team! As a Fashion Merchandiser, you will be responsible for helping our customers find the perfect outfit for their needs. You will also be responsible for keeping our clothing inventory organized and up-to-date. If you have a passion for fashion and a desire to help others find their perfect style, then this is the job for you!

Fashion Merchandiser Duties:

  • Develop, manage, and maintain fashion merchandising plans
  • Keep current with trends in the apparel industry
  • Attend trade shows and networking events
  • Familiarize oneself with product lines
  • Work closely with buyers, buyers’ assistants, and buyers’ assistants’ assistants to obtain product
  • Evaluate merchandise and assist in buying department decisions
  • Build relationships with key vendors and suppliers
  • Promote products at sales meetings, trade shows, promotional events, and other events

Fashion Merchandiser Responsibilities:

  • Partnership with upper management to ensure the company vision is reflected in all business decisions and that financial goals are met
  • Identify fashion trends and target markets, and develop product and color concepts using sales, market research, and customer feedback
  • Identify buying trends, establish merchandise categories, and develop product assortments
  • Research and analyze competitor products and pricing to assure that merchandise is priced competitively
  • Research product categories and seasonable trends, and approve the seasonal merchandise assortment and product mixes
  • Implement merchandising requirements within established budgets
  • Maintain product knowledge, including pricing, inventory levels, pricing, and levels of service
  • Track merchandising performance, including sales, profit, and return on investment
  • Design presentation material, including product detail sheets, signage, and shipping containers
  • Create and develop retail displays and fixtures
  • Analyze and report on sales performance

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising, marketing, or related field
  • 5+ years’ proven experience in fashion merchandising
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Chinese
  • Knowledge of fashion trends and merchandising techniques
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong vendor relationships
  • Ability to work well with people

"Company Name is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive team. We welcome applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, , , gender expressions, and ages. We also encourage veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply."