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Become A General Merchandiser

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Working As A General Merchandiser

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • $23,220

    Average Salary

What Does A General Merchandiser Do At Meijer

* Conducts inventory analysis to investigate overs (excess product) and unders (holes/lows) and ensures accurate balance on hand
* Owns all aspects of backstock, including vendor areas
* Works all backstock from live load the night before
* Completes ICAPS and submits remedies
* Ensures organization of backroom

What Does A General Merchandiser Do At Meijer

* Possessing a sense of urgency and comfort level to be able to work in a fast paced environment
* Working on all daily back stock in assigned area
* Responsible for performing daily overs and shorts
* Responsible for backroom organization in assigned area daily
* Ensures all ICAPs are performed daily

What Does A General Merchandiser Do At Meijer

* Working safely and promoting safety regulations throughout the facility
* Keeping work area clean and orderly
* Maintaining an excellent attendance record
* Taking pride in a job well done

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How To Become A General Merchandiser

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.


Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.


Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.


With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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General Merchandiser Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Czech

  • Albanian

  • Hindi

  • Croatian

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Top Skills for A General Merchandiser


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Top General Merchandiser Skills

  1. General Merchandise Department
  2. Customer Service Skills
  3. Stock Shelves
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Inventory of general merchandise departments.
  • Experience in public relations and customer service skills and experience.
  • Stock shelves with new or transferred merchandise using proper lifting techniques
  • Receive, open, unpack and issue sales floor merchandise.
  • Executed allocation plans and managed purchase orders for timely and accurate delivery.

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