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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41 Merchandiser Buyer jobs found on Monster.

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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! SENIOR ASSISTANT BUYER (All Product Categories) GENERAL PURPOSE: The Senior Assistant Buyer will perform all operational and analytical functions working as a team with a designated Buyer(s). The incumbent will be given direct fisc...
FASHIONCAREERFAIRS. com has multiple positions in various locations for apparel, textile, footwear and fashion accessory professionals for companies who are hiring now! BUYER - Fabric Plans and executes the procurement of bulk raw materials in accordance with projections, customer demands, inventory management, and calendar adherence. Orders and monitor sample fabric based upon the needs of the bu...
FASHIONCAREERFAIRS. com has multiple positions in various locations for apparel, textile, footwear and fashion accessory professionals for companies who are hiring now! BUYER JOB SUMMARY This position is responsible for selecting the finest and most distinctive product in their area of buying responsibility that meets the high standards of quality and best suits the needs of our customers. This po...
2316GLM 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...
Honolulu, 96813
WE ARE NOW RECRUITING FOR OUR GRAND OPENING IN SEPTEMBER! * * * Assistant Manager (Ops) Perishables Merchandiser Buyer Grocery Supervisor Product Specialists (Protein & Produce) Positions to begin August 1. Schedule availability must be flexible 7 days a week. * * * Front End Lead Cashiers (FT & PT) Cashier Assistants (FT & PT) Customer Courtesy Stock Clerks (FT & PT) Receiver Janitor Positions to...
Grain Cooperative seeking an experienced Grain Merchanidser. Wheat, Corn, Barley. Company typically does 9-10 MM Bushels per year. Desires a Bachelors degree in Business, Agriculture business, Agriculture Economics, etc. 2+ years Experience as a grain trader, merchant, or buyer. Very rural Northeast Oregon location, South of Hermiston. $70k + base salary plus full benefits. Serious inquiries only...
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...
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...
FASHIONCAREERFAIRS. com has multiple positions in various locations for apparel, textile, footwear and fashion accessory professionals for companies who are hiring now! E-COMMERCE QA ASSISTANT The role consists of recurring work situations with occasional variations from the norm and involves a moderate degree of complexity. The QA Assistant is an individual contributor and must be able to act ind...
FASHIONCAREERFAIRS. com has multiple positions in various locations for apparel, textile, footwear and fashion accessory professionals for companies who are hiring now! ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE This role will Support and execute strategies/ initiatives to grow and drive sales for individual account responsibility. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: * Plan, manage and e...
FASHIONCAREERFAIRS. com has multiple positions in various locations for apparel, textile, footwear and fashion accessory professionals for companies who are hiring now! DIRECTOR OF RETAIL PLANNING Looking for a Director of Retail Planning to provide leadership, direction and support to a team of managers and planners and achieve maximum sales & profitability within assigned SBU’s/Division. RESPONS...
FASHIONCAREERFAIRS. com has multiple positions in various locations for apparel, textile, footwear and fashion accessory professionals for companies who are hiring now! MERCHANDISE PLANNER The Merchandise Planner's general purpose is to develop sales, inventory, and GM plans based on company financial targets and coordinate with the Buyer to produce the planned results. As a Merchandise Planner, y...
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...
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...
10 ENTRY LEVEL OPENINGS-MARKETING FIRM-IMMEDIATE HIRE DON'T LET A LACK OF EXPERIENCE OR A PIECE OF PAPER HOLD YOU BACK FROM THE PROFESSIONAL, FAST-PACED CAREER YOU HAVE ALWAYS DREAMED OF! We are Advanced Marketing Solutions, a rapidly growing marketing firm. Our company develops campaigns to acquire new customers, increase market share, and build public awareness for DIRECTV, the brand leader in s...
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%
(6307 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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