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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48 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...
Buyer/Merchandise Planner DEPARTMENT: Merchandising Department REPORTS TO: Merchandise Manager SUPERVISES: Merchandiser Summary: Crazy Shirts’ purpose is to create original and memorable artwork on quality products that take our customers on the endless vacation in everyday life. The Merchandiser Planner supports this mission by determining and maintaining the assortment plan for an assigned group...
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...
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2373JMH Category Manager / Buyer – Hard Goods Location: South East & West Coast Solid Base Salary, Bonus, Benefits, and Relocation CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO! Our retail team here at Management Recruiters of Indianapolis-North is working with two best of class retailers who both have retail jobs open due to growth. These companies are located in major metropolitan cities and offer many amenities. Bo...
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...
Company Confidential Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
MANAGEMENT TRAINING- Marketing/Advertising Sales LOVE the person to person interaction in your current industry, but tired of feeling like you're stuck in a dead end job? Have you been working hard, only for someone else to take the credit? Want to get PAID to talk about sports, movies, music, entertainment, and TV while working your way up the company ladder? Our team is drafting! Apply today to...
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. Superior Marketing Innovations is a marketing & promotions firm located Downtown Virginia Beach that speci...
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...
FASHIONCAREERFAIRS. com has multiple positions in various locations for apparel, textile, footwear and fashion accessory professionals for companies who are hiring now! VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING RESPONSIBILITIES: • Develop and manage all media planning, including print, outdoor, web, and guerilla marketing for US, Europe, and Japan. • Manage process flow of collateral for retail stores and sales...
FASHIONCAREERFAIRS. com has multiple positions in various locations for apparel, textile, footwear and fashion accessory professionals for companies who are hiring now! VP MERCHANDISING The Vice President, Merchandising will be responsible for the oversight of the Merchandising function. The Vice President will supervise the creation of a dual gender seasonal line plan in all categories based on k...
FASHIONCAREERFAIRS. com has multiple positions in various locations for apparel, textile, footwear and fashion accessory professionals for companies who are hiring now! ECOMMERCE DIRECTOR This is a position leading our growing global production and ecommerce team. Based in our Miami corporate office and reporting to the VP Operations, the ecommerce candidate will have 5 plus years minimum experien...
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...
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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
29.9%
Some College Coursework Completed
28.4%
High School
20.8%
Associates
10.4%
Master's
3%
Certification
2.9%
Vocational
2.2%
Some High School Coursework
2.1%
(6310 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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