Merchandiser Buyer Jobs

Merchandising Buyer Job Overview


Merchandising buyers and purchasing agents are individuals responsible for buying new products for a retail or wholesale company. Workers typically analyze current market trends to determine what the hottest products are and what products will remain popular in the future. As shops often sell products several months before the start of a new season, buyers must know what products shoppers will want when the new season starts. They also evaluate existing suppliers and look at new suppliers to find ones that will help those shops keep costs down, and they deal with contract negotiations as well. Merchandise buyers have skills that let them transition into other retail positions, including visual merchandisers and merchandise coordinators. [1]

Merchandising Buyer Education Requirements


The average person working as a merchandise buyer is a college graduate with a bachelor's degree and five years of experience in the field. More than 19 percent of those currently employed in the field have a master's or advanced degree, and less than 14 percent of workers have only a high school diploma or a GED. Most positions do not come with any on the job training, which is why employers look for applicants who possess the necessary skills. Merchandising buyers have strong management, negotiation, critical thinking, public speaking and time management skills. Those who do best on the job are those who understand how retail shops operate and how to keep the costs of running a store low.

Merchandising Buyer Job Market


There were more than 500,000 people working as merchandising buyers, purchasing agents and purchasing managers in 2012. Statistics show that the job outlook of these positions is positive and that the number of available jobs will increase by 4 percent by 2022. Though this is a slower rate of growth than average, it does represent the addition of 19,700 new jobs. Merchandising buyers will work for wholesale companies, retail shops, hotels, marketing businesses and other companies that buy and sell products to customers and clients.

Merchandising Buyer Salary


Merchandising buyers make an average of $34,000 to more than $120,000 a year. Those making the largest salaries are typically merchandising managers and those running a team of merchandising experts.
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47 Merchandiser Buyer jobs found on Monster.

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FASHIONCAREERFAIRS. com has multiple positions in various locations for apparel, textile, footwear and fashion accessory professionals for companies who are hiring now! ASSISTANT MERCHANDISER- Accessories GENERAL SUMMARY: The Assistant Merchandiser is responsible for providing organizational support to the merchandising team and partnering with their Merchandiser on the running of the day-to-day b...
Tri-County Ace is currently seeking a qualified, career minded individual with the ability to attract, engage and motivate the customers thru visual merchandising. The responsibility of a Merchandiser is, but not limited to, increasing sales thru visual displays, help maintain Inventory control as well as assisting the Corporate Buyer. This position will require a Great personality, to be self mot...
FASHIONCAREERFAIRS. com has multiple positions in various locations for apparel, textile, footwear and fashion accessory professionals for companies who are hiring now! ASSISTANT BUYER - WHOLESALE ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. • Responsible for facilitating effective communication with cross functional teams, Account Executives and Manag...
FASHIONCAREERFAIRS. com has multiple positions in various locations for apparel, textile, footwear and fashion accessory professionals for companies who are hiring now! ASSISTANT BUYER DESCRIPTION: Assists in procurement for product for all channels of Retail (e.g. Full Price & Outlet, US, Canada and E-Comm). Maintains purchase orders, manages planning tools, creates/executes markdown and transfer...
2353GLM Buyer Golf Apparel Omni Channel Retail Chain Locations: Southeast Salary Range: $75,000 - $ 85,000 plus bonus, relocation and great benefits! CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO! Based in the Southeast this retail chain is looking for a strong merchant for their athletics division. They are looking for multiple team players with a background in Mens and Ladies Golf Apparel to join their dynamic merch...
E-COMMERCE ASSOCIATE MERCHANT JOB SUMMARY Responsible for the implementation of the store-based merchandise strategies on the web for designated categories of products. Leads the selection of online expanded merchandise assortments and aligns the online strategy with the company goals. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. • Plan online merchand...
2366GLM Senior Vice President Planning and Allocation Omni-Channel Retail and Wholesale Expert Wanted! Luxury Wholesale/Retail/ Direct to Consumer Location: Midwest Salary Range: 200K+ plus bonus, stock, benefits and relocation CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO! This well-known International Omni-Channel Retail and Wholesale Company has created an exciting new position! They are looking for a strong leader...
FASHIONCAREERFAIRS. com has multiple positions in various locations for apparel, textile, footwear and fashion accessory professionals for companies who are hiring now! SENIOR RETAIL MERCHANDISE PLANNER Develop and oversee the Retail Open-to-Buy, Seasonal Buys, and Assortment Plans on a seasonal, semi-annual, and annual basis. The Sr. Planner is responsible for aligning the merchandise plans by di...
FASHIONCAREERFAIRS. com has multiple positions in various locations for apparel, textile, footwear and fashion accessory professionals for companies who are hiring now! SR MERCHANDISE PLANNER - DTC Works closely with Director of DTC Planning to manage sales, margin, and inventory productivity through bottoms up merchandise and assortment planning. Develops, manages, and executes strategies aimed a...
Wouldn't it be great to have a job where your people skills are what make you the big bucks? You are here. Consultant You love helping people. The people you know come to you when they need answers. The Consultant leverages a relationship built on trust and the expertise of knowing your stuff to match people and products perfectly. USMA offers; SalesCraft Certification One on one mentorship progra...
Marketing – Management – Sales – Public Relations – Retail – Customer Service You have a gift. You know just what to say at any given moment. Your personality alone puts people at ease. People love you. People follow you. This is what drives you. This is the type of person we are looking for. Advanced Marketing Solutions is a marketing & promotions firm located Downtown Columbia that specializes i...
Company Confidential San Francisco, CA, 94110
Our company is currently hiring management training positions. Our talented team of marketing professionals represents our clients with unparalleled integrity to the business community. In order for our organization to prosper, we are aggressively seeking talented, enthusiastic individuals who are searching for an opportunity to quickly work their way from ENTRY-LEVEL into a position in MANAGEMENT...
Wouldn't it be great to have a job where your people skills are what make you the big bucks? You are here. Consultant You love helping people. The people you know come to you when they need answers. The Consultant leverages a relationship built on trust and the expertise of knowing your stuff to match people and products perfectly. USMA offers; SalesCraft Certification One on one mentorship progra...
Company Confidential New York, NY
We are a friendly group and prefer someone who can work in our midtown office but we will consider a work from home option for an exceptional candidate knowledgeable about talent acquisition as well as, sales, marketing, and business development. Any experience sourcing/recruiting for the following positions will be helpful: Account Executive (Sales - all levels) Allocator Assistant Designer Art D...
Marketing – Management – Sales – Public Relations – Retail – Customer Service You have a gift. You know just what to say at any given moment. Your personality alone puts people at ease. People love you. People follow you. This is what drives you. This is the type of person we are looking for. Advanced Marketing Solutions is a marketing & promotions firm located Downtown Columbia that specializes i...
Wouldn't it be great to have a job where your people skills are what make you the big bucks? You are here. Consultant You love helping people. The people you know come to you when they need answers. The Consultant leverages a relationship built on trust and the expertise of knowing your stuff to match people and products perfectly. USMA offers; SalesCraft Certification One on one mentorship progra...
Karma Innovations is currently hiring for entry level, Sales & Marketing Account Representatives in the South Florida area. We are currently the leading vendor for a Fortune 500 telecommunications company here in the South Florida area. www.karmainnovate.com Our company is provided with leads to visit our customers to make sure that they are happy with their current services. As always, we offer t...
ENTRY LEVEL Customer Service / Sales positions. Please submit your resume for immediate consideration Due to expansion needs, we are willing to train highly motivated people for Sales / Marketing / Customer Service positions and offer top performers entrance into our management training program. All openings are ideal for recent graduates, or professionals with sales & marketing experience looking...
Wouldn't it be great to have a job where your people skills are what make you the big bucks? You are here. Consultant You love helping people. The people you know come to you when they need answers. The Consultant leverages a relationship built on trust and the expertise of knowing your stuff to match people and products perfectly. USMA offers; SalesCraft Certification One on one mentorship progra...
Company Confidential San Francisco, CA, 94110
College Grads are welcome to apply!! For immediate consideration please submit your resume Our program will develop individuals, personally and professionally, into leaders through teamwork and fundamental management training techniques. We will promote team success as well as individual achievements in a consistently positive atmosphere. Everyone at Summit understands that they hold a key role wi...
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Merchandise Marker

Salaries

$14,560.00 - $41,600.00
Typical Salary for Merchandise Marker
(5 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
29.8%
Some College Coursework Completed
28.5%
High School
20.8%
Associates
10.4%
Master's
3%
Certification
2.9%
Vocational
2.2%
Some High School Coursework
2.1%
(6309 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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