Merchandising Manager Job Description

A merchandising manager is a person who manages the merchandising and design of a retail environment.

They must know exactly how each area, including its layout, will look once a store is up and running.

They are responsible for selecting products that meet a store’s goals, including their display, location, and price.

Their job is to make customers feel comfortable, make shopping easy, and create an enjoyable atmosphere.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Merchandising Manager to come on board and help us continue to grow our business. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of our merchandising operations, from product development and sourcing to inventory management and retail partnerships. If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for retail, we want to hear from you!

Merchandising Manager Duties:

  • Manage displays, product, and merchandising for retail, consumer, and promotional products
  • Incorporate plans, procedures, and strategies into daily operations
  • Maintain correspondence with clients, vendors, and contractors
  • Generate reports and analyze data to determine effectiveness of merchandising strategies
  • Find, schedule, and oversee employees for short and long term assignments
  • Prepare and maintain employee files
  • Maintain current department inventory levels by reviewing daily employee activity reports
  • Oversee product stocking, retrieval, shipment, and distribution

Merchandising Manager Responsibilities:

  • Manage and evaluate merchandise assortment and research sales potential
  • Develop and implement sales and operational plans to support sales and promote profitable sales within the given market
  • Create item and category planning; evaluate assortments and update as needed
  • Research and analyze performance to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Utilize promotional tools to improve sales and promotion performance
  • Maintain accurate merchandise inventories; identify and qualify out-of-stock items
  • Maintain accurate and timely reporting for upper management

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in business management
  • 2+ years’ proven experience in merchandising management
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Preferably experience in both retail and wholesale environments
  • Knowledge of market trends and principles
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written

Company Name is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a diverse and inclusive team is essential to our success. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals.

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