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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We are seeing a merchandise buyer with experience specifically in the garden care industry. The overall objective of the position is to maximize retail and commercial sales opportunities through planned buying programs. Responsibilities include: - inventory management - plan merchandise promotions & sales for assigned merchandise - manage relationships with vendors - work with the inventory t...
The TJX Companies Inc CO
SIERRA TRADING POST Headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyo., Sierra Trading Post is a top internet retailer known across the globe for offering “Love the Deals. Live the Adventure.” Sierra Trading Post purchases overstocks, closeouts and 2nds from more than 3,000 brand names, and has offered customers savings of up to 70% since 1986 on outdoor gear, shoes, clothing, accessories and home furnishings. Sier...
The TJX Companies Inc CO
SIERRA TRADING POST Headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyo., Sierra Trading Post is a top internet retailer known across the globe for offering “Love the Deals. Live the Adventure.” Sierra Trading Post purchases overstocks, closeouts and 2nds from more than 3,000 brand names, and has offered customers savings of up to 70% since 1986 on outdoor gear, shoes, clothing, accessories and home furnishings. Sier...
Destination Rewards Boca Raton, FL, 33427
The Merchandise Buyer will be responsible for sourcing products across varied categories with a strong emphasis on brand name merchandise for an on- line catalog. Also needs to develop strategic partnerships for continual product offerings for evaluation. The Merchandise Buyer must be able to: Find new suppliers and develop close relationships with existing ones. Negotiate with suppliers to secu...
We Believe in a World Where People Can Create What they Dream Of... At Teespring we are working to empower our users to to turn their ideas into realities. We provide the public with the same high-quality production methods and bulk pricing that major brands have access to, without the risks and inefficiencies of traditional manufacturing. Teespring is a Y Combinator graduate and a proud partner...
Deb Shops has an exciting opportunity for a Merchandising Buyer located in its Corporate Offices in Philadelphia, PA. Position Summary: The Merchandise Buyer will source new merchandise and review existing items to ensure products remain competitive. Fully understand the customer needs to maximize profit and provide a commercially viable range of merchandise at competitive prices. Keeping up to ...
Oakley, Inc. Foothill Ranch, CA
We are looking for a full-time Men’s Optics Assistant Buyer to support our Ecommerce team. Our culture is the desired hybrid of life and work. Here, you don't have to be anyone you aren't. When you walk through our doors, it's you, not you in a suit or pantyhose. It's you as you are, as you want to be, and part of an amazing team, ready to change the world. THE RUNDOWN The Men’s Optics Assistan...
We are looking for a full-time Men’s Optics Assistant Buyer to support our Ecommerce team. Our culture is the desired hybrid of life and work. Here, you don't have to be anyone you aren't. When you walk through our doors, it's you, not you in a suit or pantyhose. It's you as you are, as you want to be, and part of an amazing team, ready to change the world. THE RUNDOWN The M...
Responsibilities : Correspond with vendors/sale representatives on a daily basis Evaluation of production, which includes reviewing and pulling standards for fit, styling details, etc. Maintain vendor files & merchandise samples Preparation of product approvals Run merchandising reports; assist with writing merchandise orders Assist with daily incoming merchandise packages Assist buying tea...
Destination Rewards Boca Raton, FL, 33427
The Merchandise Buyer – Daily Deals will be responsible for sourcing opportunity buys and close-outs with a strong emphasis on brand name merchandise. Also, needs to develop strategic partnerships for continual product offerings for evaluation across varied product classifications. The candidate should be able to identify potential products by conducting market research and staying up to date with...
Entry Level Bilingual Sales With a dedication to product quality and excellent customer service, Brother International Corporation, the US subsidiary of Japan-based Brother Industries Ltd., is committed to being at the side of their customers. Brother International is a premier provider of products for the home, home office and office that revolutionize the way you live and work. Headquartered in...
Job Summary: Responsible for the development and effective execution of business strategies and programs for assigned retail divisions to maximize sales opportunities within the individual store. Duties and Responsibilities: Monitors and maximizes operational performance. Develops financial (sales, inventory, etc.) projections for assigned departments, analyzes operational reports to ensure goals...
Entry Level Field Sales opportunity with Brother International. With a dedication to product quality and excellent customer service, Brother International Corporation, the US subsidiary of Japan-based Brother Industries Ltd., is committed to being at the side of their customers. Brother International is a premier provider of products for the home, home office and office that revolutionize the way...
Vendor Relations Representative- General Group KEY RELATIONSHIPS: Vendor Relations - Major; Accounts Payable; Bookstore Personnel; Vendors; Merchandise Buyers JOB SUMMARY: The General Vendor Representative is responsible for providing accounts payable support to our more than 700 stores and all but the largest 300 of the more than 13,000 active vendors. These vendors generally provide product t...
Job Description : Want more than just a job? Join Forever 21’s Corporate team and showcase your skills while working with our exceptional employees! Position: Analyst, Email Marketing Department: E-COM Merch & Marketing Reports to: Direct Reports: No FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Location: 3880 N Mission Los Angeles, CA 90031 Department Summary: Forever 21 is seeking an innovative, energetic, a...
Barnes & Noble College Booksellers Basking Ridge, NJ, 07920
Assistant Buyer Salary Commensurate with Experience Reports To: Merchandise Buyer Key Relationships: Buyer Director of Merchandise Allocation Analyst MIO staff Store/Field Staff Marketing team Vendors Job Summary: The Assistant Buyer supports the Merchandise Buyer in the daily operational tasks, office duties, and field/vendor communications for the area of responsibility. The assista...
AEG Merchandise Buyer InternAEG Merchandise is a division of LA based Anschutz Entertainment Group. We provide merchandising support and assistance for teams and events within the buildings we own or manage. Our goal as a department is to be the one source for creative development, sourcing, production, distribution and retail of all merchandise opportunities. Our internship program is designed to...
Brand: Aaron's Req# REG001Z Description: Aaron’s has a long legacy as an industry leader, with continued growth regardless of the economy. In business since 1955, we have grown to over 2,000 stores across North America built on a foundation of excellence, customer focus, quality products and services. Personally and professionally, we hold ourselves to high standards and an unwavering commitment...
JOB TITLE: Manager, Planning and Allocation - Hard Goods REPORTS TO: This position reports to the Director, General Merchandise Hard Goods KEY RELATIONSHIPS: Work with Directors of General Merchandise, Buyers, Regional Managers, Store Managers. JOB SUMMARY: Lead and oversee the development and execution of the Planning and Replenishment team handling all live Intrepid stores. This will include ...
Description Description The Buying Manager develops, executes, and communicates merchandise assortment plans, financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising, marketing and financial objectives of the department. The Buying Manager drives financial results that maximize sales, inventory and bottom line profitability. Key Responsibilities Develop/decide the product assortment, mer...

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Merchandise Marker

Salaries

$14,560.00 - $41,600.00
Typical Salary for Merchandise Marker
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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
3.1%
Certification
2.9%
Vocational
2.2%
Some High School Coursework
2.1%
(6316 Respondents)
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