Top Merchandising Manager Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Merchandising Manager. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Merchandising Manager resumes they appeared on. For example, 23.7% of Merchandising Manager resumes contained Merchandise Presentation as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Merchandising Manager actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Merchandising Manager resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Merchandise Presentation

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Here's how Merchandise Presentation is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Communicate with Director of Retail, Retail Managers and Replenishment Supervisors regarding new product arrivals and desired merchandise presentation and location.
  • Designed attractive merchandise presentation strategies and special marketing campaigns, resulting in increased store traffic and profits.
  • Supervised merchandise presentation and replenishment Training and development of sales associates, merchandise leads and backroom coordinators
  • Optimize merchandise presentation and customize selection; train and direct booksellers on merchandise guidelines.
  • Designed, created & implemented schematic placement plans to ensure consistent merchandise presentation.
  • Manage merchandise presentation ensuring that Monthly Planning Overview reflects the company vision.
  • Participate in quarterly visual set to provide in-store direction of merchandise presentation.
  • Solicited customers to generate ideas about changes that would improve merchandise presentation.
  • Optimize merchandise presentation and promotions as well as customize merchandise selection.
  • Partnered with Visual Presentation team in regard to merchandise presentation.
  • Optimized and customized merchandise presentation in accordance with company protocol.
  • Drive sales in assigned areas by ensuring effective merchandise presentation.
  • Maximize sales through customer service and merchandise presentation.
  • Maintained merchandise presentation standards and accommodated bi-weekly shipments.
  • Optimized digital merchandise presentation and customize selection.
  • Optimize merchandise presentation and control inventory flow.
  • Created merchandise presentations that maximized sales.
  • Execute merchandise presentation to department/visual standards.
  • Maintain merchandise presentations and oversee standards.
  • Designed creative and effective merchandise presentations.

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2. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Supervised Departmental Resets and Revisions, Supervised Inventory Preparation, Assisted Management with Customer Service duties on a daily basis.
  • Interviewed and trained new booksellers pertaining to company procedures, use of technological equipment, and customer service opportunities.
  • Excel at customer service, including interpreting/intuiting customer book/media needs, managing customer expectations and dealing with complaints.
  • Participated in Manager on Duty program to anticipated customer service and operational needs during the shift.
  • Assist store management in maintaining a profitable store by helping booksellers deliver superior customer service.
  • Provided management and direction to associates to deliver exceptional customer service and exceed satisfaction goals.
  • Execute merchandise plans from corporate, maintained inventory levels, and delivered excellent customer service.
  • Worked closely with Design/Graphics and Customer Service in preparation of each meeting and presentation.
  • Managed customer service satisfaction through visual presentation, merchandise placement and merchandising handling logistics.
  • Provided outstanding customer service, which included keeping accurate records of specific customer needs.
  • Supervised a staff of hourly associates responsible for customer service and visual presentation.
  • Ensured customer service satisfaction by soliciting feedback and developing programs to optimize performance.
  • Provided excellent customer service leading to increased brand loyalty and repeat business.
  • Worked closely with the Customer Service Department to maximize online visitor satisfaction.
  • Worked with customers and developed better communication and customer service skills.
  • Supervised customer service using a helpful attitude to customers and associates.
  • Provide excellent customer service to maintain customer relationships and repeat business.
  • Provided customer service and oversaw Percussion Department activities and personnel.
  • Achieved company budget goals while simultaneously satisfying customer service needs.
  • Exemplify and ensure the customer service commitment is consistently delivered.

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3. Sales Goals

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Here's how Sales Goals is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Maximized merchandise sales to consistently achieve sales goals by taking proactive action to determine optimal selling situations.
  • Collaborated with family service counselors to procure appropriate memorial products and consistently meet sales goals.
  • Developed internet merchandising and promotional strategy based on sales goals and consumer profile.
  • Developed/implemented promotions that increased sales; exceeded sales goals 2 consecutive years.
  • Exceeded personal sales goals and consistently received sales and merchandising recognition.
  • Coordinate merchandising executions according to demographics and sales goals.
  • Developed quarterly forecasts, strategic plans, travel budgets and territory assignments with each rep to ensure sales goals are attained.
  • Achieved sales goals by developing a private label clothing program, by securing exclusive merchandise for both the catalog and internet.
  • Develop monthly business plans to establish target areas and tactics for associates to meet daily, monthly and yearly sales goals.
  • Coached and motivated selling associates meet team sales goals throughout the year - Planned and bought merchandise for Men's and Shoes
  • Worked with merchants to prepare and present seasonal business strategies to drive and meet all sales goals both planned and stretch.
  • Called on business accounts for sales and automotive services offered by the company and exceeded sales goals on a monthly basis.
  • Learn Merchandise and refer Info to customers meet sales goals...complete set if I cation classes and input info in computer
  • Team Leader: Managed and scheduled 10 employees, scheduled merchandise moves and increased sales goals by using advance sales techniques.
  • Lead team that assisted region and division achieve and surpass all sales goals, hours' plan and productivity metrics.
  • Reviewed and analyzed sale reports in-order to create sales goals for teams and action plans in areas of opportunities.
  • Hired, trained and supervised merchandising assistants and sales associates to provide great customer services and exceeding sales goals.
  • Completed weekly reports directly for management to track both sales goals and merchandising progress as well as weekly itinerary.
  • Attained sales goals, ordered and displayed merchandise, maintained budgets, controlled inventory and attended management conferences.
  • Ensured sales goals were met through product education & excellent customer service for a staff of 70 associates.

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4. Retail Store

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Here's how Retail Store is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Coordinated retail store installations, restorations and relocation projects - scheduling projects in accordance to construction and supply capabilities.
  • Supervised retail merchandisers merchandising books and magazines in various retail stores in Western North Carolina.
  • Included responsibility for developing an emblematic retail store in a major shopping center.
  • Ordered consumer and professional cameras and accessories for distribution to retail stores.
  • Managed merchandising team and coordinated retail store resets across multiple locations.
  • Applied buys down to color level for US retail stores, guided Canadian merchant on purchases by style/color for Canadian market.
  • Planned and executed the product assortment, visual merchandising and marketing initiatives for 39 retail stores; outlet and signature stores.
  • Assisted store manager with supervision of 45 employees to properly maintain sales and inventory for entire retail store and catalog department.
  • Led a team of managers and sales staff of approximately 150 in the opening of a 90,000 square foot retail store.
  • Planned and erected commercial displays, such as those in windows and interiors of retail stores and at trade exhibitions.
  • Managed and provided strategic direction for the Tape, Adhesives, and General Repair businesses for 1715 retail store locations.
  • Formulated strategies to sell off old, discontinued goods through commercial sales, the company's retail store and eBay
  • Worked with brand founder and CEO to conceptualize and create a template for Land of Nod retail stores.
  • Allocated $500,000 of merchandise weekly to thirty-eight retail stores based on analysis of sales and inventory reports.
  • Design, operate and maintain a mobile retail store to increase revenue and customer service for specific customers.
  • Execute in-store work strategy allowing Annuals and Perennials to grow and thrive in a retail store environment.
  • Record and document all set-ups of products in retail stores to their respected company of distribution.
  • Managed corporate merchandising department for 3 retail stores; supervised 15 sales associates and 4 direct reports
  • Managed all aspects of day-to-day department merchandising & performance of 120+ company owned retail stores.
  • Manage all outside merchandise sales (website, phone, local retail stores).

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5. Sales Floor

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Here's how Sales Floor is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Determined placement of merchandise on sales floor; monitored product movement and recognized opportunities for increased sales.
  • Modeled a hands-on floor supervision environment that emphasized sales floor management, customer service and sales generation.
  • Optimized sales floor organization for relevant and attractive merchandise displays.
  • Managed and merchandised presentation of sales floor product placement.
  • Maintained merchandise availability on sales floor for customers.
  • Inventory incoming merchandise and replenish sales floor inventory.
  • Developed and implemented sales floor merchandising plan
  • Provided leadership and fostered a sense of teamwork, while supervising the sales floor and an operational area of the store.
  • Do weekly markups and downs, correct signage on the sales floor, all merchandise sized and in the correct place.
  • Plan and oversee product placement on the sales floor (fashion presentation, seasonal displays, proper categorization and merchandise).
  • Communicate effectively while managing the daily activity of the sales floor, back room, front end, and cash office.
  • Make decisions on where to place items on the sales floor so that they will be easily accessible to the customer.
  • Merchandised product on sales floor, assisted customers with purchases, running a cash register, stocking shelves and re-configuring displays.
  • Help production with customer donations, moving furniture from donation area to sales floor and sales floor to customer vehicles.
  • Managed sales floor, retail and salon sales by addressing customer concerns, coaching employees, and mitigating product loss.
  • Dock Supervisor - Receiving management (4-6 employees): Supervised transfer of merchandise from loading dock to sales floor.
  • Supervised sales floor and drove retail/salon performance by addressing guest concerns, coaching associates, and maintaining loss prevention standards.
  • Ensured all merchandise was properly and efficiently taken from the truck to the sales floor and displayed within company standards.
  • Led a team of 2 Supervisors and 20 Associates in the receiving and stocking process for the entire sales floor.
  • Merchandised Atlanta location sales floor and window displays per corporate directive, local trends and independently to drive sales.

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6. Inventory Control

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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Monitor the levels of inventory through projected sales analysis and inventory control systems and order product to maintain proper inventory levels.
  • Managed all department managers to ensure adherence to corporate standards in shrink management, merchandise display and inventory controls.
  • Worked product flow planning and execution.-Managed merchandise presentation visual standards, fixture fill.-Organized inventory control preventing inventory loss.
  • Developed and implemented several inventory control programs, which resulted in greater profitability with less inventory investment.
  • Increased efficiency of Turner Store operations by developing customer database and a computerized system of inventory control.
  • Implemented and monitored company-approved inventory control measures to manage and maintain responsibility for department shrink results.
  • Inventory control, supervision of associates in areas of responsibility, store operations, merchandise presentation.
  • Managed evening and dawn shift crew as replenishment manager; inventory control and replenishment responsibilities.
  • Coordinated all aspects of store merchandising, including product placement and inventory control.
  • Advised owners on merchandising opportunities available inventory control and all other operational functions -
  • Designed and implemented buy plans, establishing inventory controls and merchandise allocation.
  • Inventory control & merchandising-Oversaw delinquent customer accounts-Handled all special sales & community events
  • Handled inventory control and markdowns to ensure maximum profitability could be attained.
  • Performed operational duties such as maintenance of inventory control and loss prevention.
  • Collected information for inventory control operations; review results and resolved discrepancies.
  • Promote store growth through maintaining optimal merchandise presentations and inventory controls.
  • Mentored inventory control analyst to achieve turns and overall inventory goals.
  • Supervised inventory control, reducing shrinkage approximately $1,500,000 annually.
  • Educated all associates with inventory control techniques and inventory procedures.
  • Streamlined cash handling, bank reconciliation and inventory control procedures.

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7. New Merchandise

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Here's how New Merchandise is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Maintained communication with distribution center while overseeing all shipping & receiving of new merchandise.
  • Reworked corporate direction to custom fit the store size, introduce new merchandise, and incorporate existing product.
  • Set new merchandise direction to ensure a focused continuity on the selling floor across families of business.
  • Brand training and development of 29 salaried managers, 200+ associates, new merchandisers and ACT candidates.
  • Supervised a team of three as well as provided training to new Merchandise Managers in the company.
  • Utilized MS Excel and created spreadsheets to track records of daily sales and volume of new merchandise.
  • Worked closely with Senior Management including President and CEO, presenting new merchandise on a consistent basis.
  • Assign jobs, recruit and hire new merchandisers, submitted job related expenses for my merchandisers.
  • Partnered with visual team to execute floor sets, processing new merchandise, and promotional displays.
  • Implement new merchandise that are new on the market and monitor its sale activity 6.
  • Partnered with Operation manager to ensure proper merchandise movement for the balance of new merchandise.
  • Handled lead on new merchandiser training and created manuals, assisting new merchandisers in development.
  • Direct sales representative and e-boutique owner, managing a team of 10+ new merchandisers.
  • Coordinated stock inventory and requisition of new merchandise, repairing or altering as needed.
  • Monitored competitor activities relative to new merchandise and price reductions for the senior buyer.
  • Maintained a budget allotted for new merchandise purchased based on historical and new trends.
  • Conduct training with sales associates and store management on new merchandise to drive sales.
  • Assisted with stocking shelves with new merchandise using a layout generated by corporate.
  • Travel to stores to assist in merchandising projects and to train new merchandisers.
  • Supervised the installation of a new merchandise control system for the stores.

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8. New Product Development

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Here's how New Product Development is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Communicated new product development and pricing needs to Product Managers and Operations.
  • Evaluate and finalize new product development actions with manufacturers and vendors.
  • Redeveloped the new product development calendar with a cross-functional team.
  • Collaborated with vendors on new product development.
  • Coordinated new product development with artist.
  • Defined and executed new product development and merchandising strategies to meet company financial objectives at all phases of product life cycle.
  • Assist new product development, spotting new design with KEI, conversion rate and other web analysis data.
  • Managed product mix, pricing, quantities, catalog mock-ups and new product development.
  • Identified and coordinated new product development from concept to market.
  • Trained employees on elements of merchandising and new product development.
  • Managed new product development to support $11M sales.
  • Managed new product development, on-air offers (T-Commerce), and design for shopPBS.org.

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9. Loss Prevention

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Here's how Loss Prevention is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Participate proactively in seasonal shortage reduction strategies with in-store loss prevention team.
  • Specialized in good customer service techniques necessary to accomplish loss prevention.
  • Assisted in store investigations and interrogations relating to Loss Prevention.
  • Organized and administered inventory audits and increased loss prevention awareness.
  • Maintain functional displays along with following proper loss prevention procedures.
  • Support loss prevention/shrink plans developed by regional sales manager.
  • Ensured assigned area adhered to company loss prevention standards.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Loss Prevention management and customer service.
  • Received numerous Customer Service and Loss Prevention awards.
  • Supervised merchandising and loss prevention strategies.
  • Enforced safety, health, and security rules by teaming with HR, and Loss Prevention for best practices and compliance.
  • Utilize account management tools to monitor sales, conversion rates, loss prevention, workload, employee performance, and customers.
  • Enforced proper loss prevention procedures for cashiering, book loans, and any other product entering or exiting the building.
  • Assumed responsibility for ensuring protection of company assets through loss prevention knowledge, guaranteeing effective use of loss prevention tools.
  • Direct all loss prevention activity such as recovery statements, alarm system, key controls, building safety inspections.
  • Motivated employees to increase productivity and decrease shrink to 2% or less through implementation of loss prevention programs.
  • Utilized loss prevention techniques to control inventory, reduce shrink and ensure proper safety policies were being adhered to.
  • Achieved further savings by identifying alternate sources of gem stones, increasing merchandise pricing, and improving loss prevention.
  • Work with the loss prevention department daily to ensure store operations are in compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Support District and Loss Prevention initiatives and serve as back up management for departments and overall store management.

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10. Apparel

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Here's how Apparel is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Researched overall apparel trends direction in domestic and international markets and interpreted customer feedback and concepts to manufacturer.
  • Purchased and managed apparel, footwear and accessories inventory for successful regional outdoor and lifestyle retailer.
  • Managed every aspect of a successful retail apparel department for ten nationwide locations.
  • Analyzed business opportunities to grow underdeveloped categories, including Ladies Apparel and Accessories.
  • Managed district merchandising operations for a major garment, apparel and accessories company.
  • Introduced and maximized new fit option for apparel targeting millennial customers.
  • Improved apparel sales through up-to-date merchandising and strong customer attention.
  • Merchandised imprinted apparel line for the college and advertising-specialty market.
  • Served as member of women's-apparel-planning district team.
  • Managed production of branded apparel.
  • Recruited to open a new profit center girl's apparel, for a manufacturer of men's and boy's clothing.
  • Hired as Merchandising Manager for the re-launch of BIRD by Juicy Couture Apparel & Accessories; later took over Intimates category.
  • Converted the mix to monthly color stories to better compliment the integrated footwear and apparel layout from Nike and Jordan.
  • Partnered closely with vendors and senior managers in all aspects of product development for the 2009 Apparel and Bedding lines.
  • Led design and development from inception to completion and conducted trend forecasting for apparel, accessories and related consumer products.
  • Applied merchandising principles by redesigning the athletic apparel department with a brand focus resulting in a 96% sales gain.
  • Recruited by the Disneyland Resort to focus on down trending business in their key category of apparel within the park.
  • Organized merchandise in order to make space for new apparel Also responsible for closing the store, and cash handling.
  • Pivoted $70M Apparel & Accessories that exceeded sales and margin plans, and achieved 5% YoY revenue growth.
  • Introduced licensed apparel products for the first time in the company's history, doubling the business by $25M.

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11. Company Standards

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Here's how Company Standards is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Work with visual manager and store manager directly to ensure company standards are being followed operationally and visually.
  • Implemented company standards of visual presentation during releases of new collections.
  • Planned and executed merchandising to company standards including company window directive.
  • Train and develop coordinators and associates according to company standards.
  • Managed shipment process including overseeing team members and company standards.
  • Conducted quality service by establishing and enforcing company standards.
  • Maintained company standards through various operational and administrative procedures.
  • Ordered and merchandised products according to company standards.
  • Manage several departments to ensure company standards.
  • Executed promotional strategies to meet company standards.
  • Adhere to company standards and merchandising integrity.
  • Executed company standards and sales initiatives.
  • Key holding manager with a special focus on merchandising product displays according to company standards as well as functioning as Manager-on-Duty.
  • Lead a team of 25-35 employees to service 45+ grocery accounts to ensure company standards and customer service expectations are met.
  • Ensured all body forms, visual displays, interior walls and window presentations were detailed and executed according to company standards.
  • Traveled to set up backrooms according to new company standards, as well as setting up newly remodeled stores.
  • Follow all Company Standards and Procedures for Visual Merchandising, Floor Maps & Floor Sets for Sales & Promotions.
  • Managed project to bring failing departments to company standards and to improve sales in key areas of the store.
  • Maintained company standards of neat, clean and organized stockroom, as provided in the Merchandise Handling Manual.
  • Have 3 Merchandising coordinators reporting to me in designated departments to ensure the company standards are being met.

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12. Product Placement

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Here's how Product Placement is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Managed nationwide in-store activities for all Timex retail accounts, including product placement, inventory replenishment, and national retail performance.
  • Created Merchandising strategies to maximize product placement based on customer focused events and low stock product management.
  • Directed shipment process and managed stock room to ensure efficient product placement and accurate inventory.
  • Generated and analyzed Field Merchandise Reports and made necessary product placement executive decisions.
  • Supervised shipment processes, including inventory and staff, and executed product placement decisions
  • Executed product placement for highest level of visibility as well as marketability.
  • Executed strategies that consistently exceeded company standards for product placement and flexing.
  • Coordinated all aspects of showroom merchandising and product placement.
  • Optimize sales by identifying additional opportunities for product placement.
  • Maintained company standards through product placement and distribution.
  • Trained and developed product placement and replenishment teams.
  • Created demographic reports for product placement.
  • Partnered with buying teams to improve site navigation and product placement, with the goal of increasing sales and conversion metrics.
  • Monitored weekly/monthly sales performance to ensure product placement was maximizing sales, and the staff was achieving all budgeted sales objectives.
  • Travel overseas to evaluate vendors for product placement, communicate target FOB costs, develop prototypes and research product development capabilities.
  • Partnered with the leadership team to make product placement adjustments based on selling, inventory ownership, and merchandising reports.
  • Designed the floor layout and product placement in the Ports' Team store to create organization and ultimately enhance sales
  • Monitored stores sales productivity based on stores inventory, product placements, and company daily reports per corporate directives.
  • Tool was used by field sales to assist their customer with the correct product placement to achieve desired sales.
  • Implemented cross merchandising for product placement to increase sales for high gross profit on P&L statements.

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13. Product Knowledge

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Here's how Product Knowledge is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Communicated and execute daily company marketing strategy, trained visual merchandiser's product knowledge, provided in-home design consultations to clients.
  • Trained District Sales Managers to provide product knowledge and competitive information for use in developing residential and commercial collateral.
  • Performed product knowledge seminars to educate managers and associates of seasonal collections to increase sales.
  • Set a standard demonstrating professionalism, product knowledge, and exceeding constituent expectations.
  • Communicated to and trained store population on product presentation and product knowledge.
  • Maintained awareness of current trends to communicate effectively about product knowledge.
  • Generated sales through product knowledge and by delivering flawless product execution.
  • Dedicated to continuously improving sales abilities and product knowledge of associates.
  • Provided customer service and suggestions based on product knowledge and availability.
  • Participated in sales specialist programs and coordinated product knowledge seminars.
  • Provided recommendations and product knowledge to customers and associates.
  • Mentor and assisted with coaching and development of 30 merchandise and sales managers in customer service, operations and product knowledge.
  • Developed and initiated comprehensive training that focused on product knowledge, merchandising, sales, customer services, and shrink control.
  • Maintained product knowledge documents and used this information to educate customers which lead to increasing sales and create repeat customers.
  • Lead sales associated in the areas of product knowledge, merchandising philosophy, company culture and providing excellent customer service.
  • Hired, trained, and motivated 10+ staff in sales, customer service, product knowledge, and company policies.
  • Conducted formal and informal training on merchandise presentation, product knowledge and selling techniques to all support and sales associates.
  • Educated 20 member team highlighting visual merchandising standards and product knowledge and then continually ensured correct implementation throughout the store.
  • Established workshops for store level executives, training coordinators and managers on store reporting, merchandising standards, product knowledge.
  • Applied expert product knowledge in quickly analyzing and identifying customer needs, thereby closing sales and surpassing company objectives.

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14. Annual Sales

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Here's how Annual Sales is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Partnered with Senior Buyer to develop, execute, and drive merchandising strategies that generated $80 million in annual sales.
  • Directed buyers to develop assortments that support the financial objectives of the division resulting in annual sales of $100 million.
  • Achieved a $100 million annual sales rate within the first 90 days of the national program launch in 716 stores.
  • Worked with cross functional team to develop full year annual Sales and Margin Plans down to the category and week level.
  • Managed merchandise planning process for 4 major sub-brands generating over $500 million in annual sales Supervised 3 Merchandise Planners.
  • Invested in new a WTW business that was positioned to generate $10M annual sales and $5M in profit.
  • Achieved annual sales of $120 million and had additional DMM responsibility for Intimate Apparel category from 2003 - 2007.
  • Directed and developed a team of 8 Account Merchandisers and Graphic Designers responsible for $40.5M in annual sales.
  • Implemented category business plan for own brand prepared foods into six banners that generated $48,380,000 in annual sales.
  • Meet annual sales projections, gross margin and inventory turn goals based on yearly operating plans for individual accounts.
  • Managed annual volume of >$50MM, including the top company account of >$25MM annual sales.
  • Managed a team of 80+ on merchandising operations to generate $6.2 million dollars in annual sales volume.
  • Managed retail operations and directed execution of over $260M annual sales to 8 assigned Kroger West divisions.
  • Achieved year over year increases in sales and profitability with 2009 department annual sales exceeding $10 million.
  • Manage handset assortment in excess of 3.2 million units sold annually resulting in $480 million annual sales.
  • Maintained and managed merchandise operations for nationally touring band generating $1 million in annual sales volume.
  • Generated sales by coaching and motivating team to achieve regional annual sales volume of $50 million.
  • Developed marketing and purchasing strategy for aluminum flat products for over $100 million in annual sales.
  • Implemented category business plan for specialty cheese into two banners that generated $18,200,000 in annual sales.
  • Manage the merchandising operations of the Campbell Home Depot that generates $60 millions in annual sales.

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15. Inventory Management

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Here's how Inventory Management is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Managed the operational business that included inventory management, correct cost of goods, forecasting and superior customer service.
  • Implemented brand strategies throughout Latin America for new product introductions, promotions, communications, and inventory management.
  • Managed the relationship with BK's fulfillment agency monitoring the implementation of quality processes and inventory management.
  • Developed and implemented an internal category and sub-category inventory management system to streamline purchasing within specific categories.
  • Developed and wrote policies and procedures for business operation, including HR, merchandising and inventory management.
  • Provided framework which enabled more controlled inventory management, generating fewer markdowns and better inventory turn.
  • Handled strategic planning, financial planning, assortment planning, and inventory management within retail environment.
  • Mandated scrupulous inventory management and control processes; ensuring profitability for store generating $15M annually.
  • Inventory Management - Monitored sales volume per item and category to maintain desirable inventory levels.
  • Managed store-operating procedures including complete inventory management, and cash control to minimize store losses.
  • Maintain strong collaborative relationships with customer service and inventory management to support new catalog offerings.
  • Maximized sales performance through business analysis, inventory management and market specific merchandising decisions.
  • Inventory management, data analyses for sales forecasting, resource allocation and customer service.
  • Conduct inventory management, collect, analyze and report inventory data for assigned accounts
  • Established process improvements through initiating centralized ordering and inventory management for quality control department
  • Trained and certified 57 management team members in merchandising and inventory management disciplines.
  • Assist with inventory management, product presentation management, and general store operations.
  • Established an Open-To-Buy program and coached buyers in purchasing and inventory management.
  • Ensured restocking of warehouse and inventory management also training and developing employees.
  • Maximized store sales and profits through creative merchandising and effective inventory management.2.

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16. Market Research

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Here's how Market Research is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Conducted market research analyzing competitor's merchandising and packaging efforts and end consumer in-store purchasing habits to improve new programs.
  • Maximized sales by forecasting competitive promotional strategies based on market research provided to senior management.
  • Conduct and participate in market research to understand customer shopping behaviors and industry conditions.
  • Performed market research assignments for Kroger Customer Business Teams as assigned.
  • Led thorough market research and fit study with Gallup to understand local body physiques, tastes and market gaps.
  • Provided strategies, market research, SWOT analyses, financial targets, pricing and product line positioning.
  • Stay abreast of industry fashion trends and competitor activity through weekly market research and analysis.
  • Contracted vendors based on market research used to determine the cost and quality of services.
  • Managed market research via online surveys, in-person focus groups and brand testing.
  • Conducted market research: fashion and trend services and retail shopping.
  • Supported margin and turnover goals through sales analysis and market research.
  • Conduct market research to ensure effective and competitive selling techniques.
  • Conducted market research resulting in the development of new products.
  • Conducted research and tracked market research on product treads.
  • Travelled for market research and shop analysis to gauge trend direction in Europe.

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17. Daily Operations

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Here's how Daily Operations is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Directed daily operations in opening and closing store, managed inventory processes and conducted all physical inventories.
  • Ensured daily operations, oversaw merchandise presentation, maintained world-class customer service.
  • Managed big box warehousing environment overseeing daily operations of 11 staff members.
  • Supervised daily operations, delegated tasks and monitored progress.
  • Coached and supervised employees and managed daily operations.
  • Supervised 2 merchandising assistants in daily operations.
  • Managed daily operations and scheduled employee assignments.
  • Supervised daily operations at multiple stores.
  • Worked directly with the owner to execute daily operations and report on deliveries and order filling and sales statuses and figures.
  • Performed basic clerical duties needed for managing daily operations including: taking notes for customer holds, and filling purchase orders.
  • Managed daily operations, including accounting, P&L, shrink control, employee relations, inventory control and purchasing.
  • Utilized radio frequency equipment, pallet movers, and forklift to effectively execute daily operations of staging and storing freight.
  • Supervised the daily operations of a national pet supply store that achieved an average of $50,000 per week in sales
  • Assist in daily operations; Interview; train and develop store team of 30, that delivers high performance objectives.
  • Managed daily operations of sales floor including staff coaching and development to increase client base, opening and closing store procedures
  • Assist with daily operations of a six million-dollar sales volume store, interview, hire, train and terminate personnel.
  • Directed daily operations with a staff of 130 comprised of Sales Associates, Kiosk Temporary employees, and Warehouse Clerks.
  • Assisted store sales manager in daily operations including inventory control and management, payroll, and training new hires.
  • Supervised daily operations of high-end clothing boutiques including hiring, training, and managing staff of five employees.
  • Oversee daily operations of Men's and Home departments totaling over 6.1 million dollars in revenue annually.

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18. Direct Reports

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Here's how Direct Reports is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Participated in skills assessment process and develop individual executive performance objectives, challenging direct reports to reach optimum performance level.
  • Conduct quarterly check-ins with direct reports and support individual development efforts.
  • Direct reports include an Assistant Merchandise Manager and Merchandising Assistant.
  • Collaborate with direct reports to efficiently manage merchandising objectives.
  • Manage procurement department including two direct reports.
  • Managed 2 direct reports and worked as a team to accomplish program objectives and grew import penetration in 15 product groups.
  • Advanced to become a merchandising manager from a $3M to $17M location with 2 direct reports, 100+ employees.
  • Managed, trained, and elevated the performance of a cross-functional merchandising team of 10, with 5 direct reports.
  • Work with direct reports in order to ensure implementation of corporate merchandising, operations, human resource programs and directives.
  • Lead direct reports through the shipment/ freight process while working directly with the sales team to achieve key metric goals.
  • Applied plans and programs that promoted best in class service execution across multiple merchandising departments with several direct reports.
  • Developed and led direct reports to take ownership of their business, while fostering growth to the next level.
  • Appointed to serve as Sales Manager for the entire Music and Movie department successfully managing ten direct reports.
  • Team Leadership: Personally managed team of 9 reports (1 direct and 8 indirect reports).
  • Coach, motivate, and train Merchandising Specialists and maintain good working relationships with direct reports.
  • Managed one store location with four direct reports, including goal setting and sales attainment.
  • Develop talent by creating and implementing training plans for direct reports and high performing employees.
  • Managed Women's Knits department with annual volume $400M and overseeing 3 direct reports.
  • Coach, motivated and developed three direct reports, Buyer, Assistance Buyer and Analysis.
  • Managed all grocery and frozen retail operations across 9 western states with 29 direct reports.

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19. POS

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Here's how POS is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Conducted post season and financial analysis, what-if business modeling, and competition research/analysis for a $1.3 billion organization.
  • Developed solid, strategic relationships with domestic and internationals vendors in order to offer a well-positioned product portfolio.
  • Created value proposition and product positioning strategy and ensured online merchandising decisions aligned with segment business priorities.
  • Promoted into this newly created position during significant growth in both product development and retail placement.
  • Evaluated program effectiveness, adapting programs per results, through analysis of post-promotional sales data.
  • Position consisted of maintaining the daily operation of the Merchandising material upon receiving new merchandise.
  • Analyze market trends and implement effective strategies to position merchandise appropriately in the specific environment.
  • Mentored six additional associates into supervisor positions and four supervisors into salaried members of management.
  • Performed analysis of monthly general ledger postings and developed annual forecasts with operating budgets.
  • Executed post-launch sequencing changes based upon customer behavior, selling information and inventory position.
  • Provide excellent customer service and maintain a positive relationship with the Rutgers community.
  • Deliver a positive experience to customers as a face-to-face representative of the artist.
  • Increased brand exposure for independent stores nationally and internationally with interactive and stimulating displays
  • Evaluated product sales performance and recommended improvements in presentation and product positioning.
  • Managed creative development and production of indirect channel POS fixtures creating brand consistency
  • Established and maintained collaborative partnerships and positive negotiations with over 200 vendors.
  • Created and implemented several marketing initiatives to build position in new markets.
  • Synchronize communications with merchandise operations and vendors regarding POS and visual presentation.
  • Led efforts to improve competitive position in marketplace while maximizing profitability.
  • Provided merchandising recommendations and information for advertising purposes and in-store POP.

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20. SKU

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Here's how SKU is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Maximize profitability and SKU productivity by reacting to business needs and making recommendations for improved performance.
  • Increased profitability using detailed market analysis and SKU rationalization to reduce inventory, increase ROI.
  • Analyze sales reporting company wide, focusing on classification, vendor and SKU performance to provide clear recommendations to buying teams.
  • Create sales opportunities through category management and market principles with relation to SKU rationalization, merchandising, and niche market applications.
  • Developed, coordinated, managed the effort to create system of standards and processes for Company s 30,000 domestic SKU s.
  • Enhanced new brand by driving development and launch of 50+ new WWS SKU's in 2nd year of program.
  • Researched, compiled and analyzed Great Northern Equipment's historic data to effectively manage SKU assortment and inventory levels.
  • Maintained purchase orders and SKU database of new arrivals and timely markdown of sale items for maximum sell-through.
  • Planned and developed seasonal menswear lines with 150 styles and 500 SKU resulting in 12% sales increase.
  • Collaborate with planning and allocation teams to develop category plans, SKU mix, and store base.
  • Reduced inventory holding cost by identifying non-selling SKU and developed an exit plan to reduce the inventory.
  • Developed core SKU assortments and recommended inventory & pricing levels, improved margins by 1.6%.
  • Monitor inventory and place purchase orders by forecasting active SKU demand through past sales data analysis.
  • Developed ideal style counts for Third Party vendors to drive maximum sales and SKU productivity.
  • Created and managed seasonal SKU plans, development calendar and national marketing strategy by brand.
  • Implemented SKU rationalization process and better asset management, boosting gross margin 12%.
  • Compose product descriptions for all 360Cashmere and Skull Cashmere products for e-commerce.
  • Managed advertising content and SKU levels for products for designated print publications.
  • Total frame inventory averaged $30 million across 5,000 SKU's.
  • Prepared, organized and implemented SKU's for website viewing.

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21. Stock Levels

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Here's how Stock Levels is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Develop computer reports utilized to extract daily inventory to ensure maintenance of stock levels to support business.
  • Provided strategic and tactical recommendations based on fact-based analysis to optimize stock levels within the planning division.
  • Maintained appropriate inventory and stock levels.
  • Communicate with buying departments about fast and slow selling merchandise, planning and adjusting stock levels, and relaying customer requests.
  • Inventoried stock mad reordered when inventory dropped to a specified level to ensure proper in stock levels to satisfy customer demand.
  • Set and maintain selling floor to highlight new merchandise, coordinate seasonal merchandise moves, monitored stock levels and ordered merchandise.
  • Partnered with Store Managers and Corporate Leaders to grow sales margins by ensuring localized merchandise assortments and appropriate stock levels.
  • Tracked and reported on in-store stock levels, operational issues, store events and key item sales to management.
  • Focused on in-depth business analysis, floor planning to meet stock levels, visual presentations and merchandising standards.
  • Monitor product availability levels on a daily basis to ensure proper stock levels are maintained at all times.
  • Analyzed stock levels and sales reports in order to maximize volume and profit margins when placing orders.
  • Monitored past and current sales versus current stock on store-managed product to determine appropriate stock levels.
  • Controlled and maintained current stock levels for authorized items available through the Gift Shop sales system.
  • Managed stock levels, analyzed sales from reports and collaborated with the buyers regarding any issues.
  • Ensured accurate stock levels by performing weekly cycle counts and monitoring ordering of products and supplies.
  • Maintained stock levels by scanning and ordering additional product for features or for other external factors.
  • Inventory control to reduce shrinkage, maintain appropriate stock levels and ensure report accuracy.
  • Maintained stock levels for the entire division resulting in lower inventory levels and increased sales
  • Consulted with specific cites to help them manage their inventories by analyzing stock levels.
  • Maintained all stock levels, controlled shrink and kept all displays up to plan-o-gram

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22. Action Plans

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Here's how Action Plans is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Developed specific product, competitive, revenue enhancing or image-related action plans based on market and single-store performance.
  • Review associate engagement survey results and develop action plans for engagement improvement.
  • Collaborated with central buying/planning organization on identifying opportunities and action plans.
  • Develop action plans to increase productivity for department.
  • Identify opportunities, inventory problems, trends, and respond with a sense of urgency in developing and implementing action plans.
  • Reported deficiencies and corrective action plans to Divisional teams Continually built strong partnership with NGO groups, state and labor agencies.
  • Utilized store systems to pull key merchandising and operational reports, interpreting the data to develop action plans and execute.
  • Review cash and sales statements with management team to determine areas of improvement and create action plans to increase sales.
  • Interpreted all trends in to action plans that reflected the Express brand and dramatically influenced the bottom line.
  • Inspire a shared vision by establishing and deliver clear expectations and action plans, assign accountability and follow-up.
  • Partner with Store and Regional Manager to identify business opportunities and create action plans to drive sales results.
  • Researched, and developed action plans to track and eliminate merchandise shrink, as well as cash shrink.
  • Worked with the ASM to create action plans on all major events in order to maximize sales.
  • Developed action plans that drove brand awareness, attracted new customers, and promoted customer retention.
  • Evaluate store performance, identify areas for improvement, and create action plans to elevate results.
  • Determined priorities and actions; partnered with District Merchants to review opportunities and determine action plans.
  • Executed action plans, budgeted payroll, analyzed and compiled reports based on market trends.
  • Researched low-sales categories, created action plans for merchandising, marketing, and IT.
  • Prepared action plans to address all issues that arise within the store.
  • Analyzed sales, inventory results, trends, and prepared action plans.

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23. Customer Complaints

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Here's how Customer Complaints is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Reduced customer complaints by training support staff regarding product offerings and develop full understanding of customer service requirements.
  • Discovered needs while investigating and resolving customer complaints and followed company procedures.
  • Resolved customer complaints in accordance with operational guidelines and company standards.
  • Relieved manager of administrative duties; resolved any customer complaints.
  • Resolved customer complaints and responded quickly to irregular incidents or emergencies
  • Participated in customer relations including handling of customer complaints.
  • Resolved customer complaints by employing excellent communication skills.
  • Supervised sales associates; resolved customer complaints.
  • Resolved customer complaints and maintained customer relationship.
  • Assumed other managerial duties including customer service, associate coaching, floor supervision, handling customer complaints, and loss prevention.
  • Helped to resolve customer complaints and issues, requests for merchandise and listened to customers' ideas for improvements.
  • Provided information about products and services, took orders, responded to customer complaints, and processed returns.
  • Handle all customer complaints to quickly resolve any issues so there is no disruption with quality and service.
  • Ensured a pleasant shopping experience for all customers and responded to customer complaints or inquiries.
  • Performed register audits, refunds, voids, exchanges, and resolved customer complaints.
  • Train associates on customer service techniques to ensure customer complaints and issues are resolved.
  • Addressed any customer complaints or issues and maintain an adequate customer service level.
  • Resolve customer complaints, surfacing issues to the store manager when necessary.
  • Manage and resolves customer complaints, special requests and quality control.
  • Research and resolution of theft occurrences and customer complaints.

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24. Performance Reviews

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Here's how Performance Reviews is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Assisted in recruiting and interviewing new personnel, conducted regular staff performance reviews and acted as company representative.
  • Manage supply chain for maximum effectiveness * Team development including coaching, training and performance reviews
  • Conducted in-depth annual performance reviews and motivated and mentored personnel to enhance associates performances.
  • Write and deliver monthly performance reviews for Merchandising Supervisor and associate team.
  • Completed and conducted annual performance reviews to enhance associate performance
  • Evaluated staff performance and completed performance reviews.
  • Handled performance reviews, hiring and promotions within the department, scheduling of associates, and overall management of staff.
  • Assess performance of all subordinates to include; address performance issues, performance reviews and all other forms of communication.
  • Handled department payroll attendance, overtime, recruiting, hiring, training, associate development, coaching and performance reviews.
  • Recruited, interviewed, hired and developed team members and supervisors, in addition to conducting performance reviews.
  • Managed and engaged employees regarding labor relations, performance reviews, conflict resolution, and employee recognition programs.
  • Recruit and hire new talent, schedule the merchandiser team on weekly routes and conduct yearly performance reviews.
  • Performed hiring, training and development, store staff scheduling, succession planning, and performance reviews.
  • Managed the department, projects, budgets and process; supervised staff and administered performance reviews.
  • Staff Supervisor - Delegated tasks to volunteers and interns, as well as conducted performance reviews.
  • Hire, train, organize the work flow, and conduct performance reviews/appraisals for all associates.
  • Implemented mid-week homepage performance reviews to make adjustments in real time for weaker performing heroes.
  • Conduct periodic performance reviews with associates, providing feedback on all areas of performance.
  • Prepare and deliver performance reviews to booksellers in partnership with the store manager.
  • Manage team member conflicts, coaching & corrective actions, and performance reviews.

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25. Entire Store

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Here's how Entire Store is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Managed entire stores advertising budget.
  • Inventory coordinator, organizing all aspects of the entire store inventory, prepping floors and stockrooms and executing yearly inventories.
  • Rendered expert oversight and management of the entire store operations and district office during the 3-week absence of store manager.
  • Maintain an elevated level of customer service throughout entire store, train, supervise, and motivate sales associates.
  • Established and maintained high standards within entire store with regard to product presentation, stock fills and displays.
  • Managed the appearance of the entire store for the customer shopping experience and inventory flow.
  • Helped run store on daily basis managing large staff and merchandising entire store.
  • Oversee entire store and staff while serving as manager on duty.
  • Received another promotion to order the merchandise for the entire store.
  • Performed all sales and merchandising for the entire store.
  • Orchestrate merchandising initiatives every month for the entire store.
  • Manage all aspects of Merchandising for the entire store.
  • Delegated weekly pricing duties to entire store staff.
  • Ordered and maintained inventory for the entire store.
  • Maintained audit paperwork for the entire store.
  • Coordinated all merchandise activities for entire store.
  • Trained all associates throughout the entire store.
  • Open and close the entire store.
  • Manage entire store operations / main area of responsibility being merchandising.
  • Supervised placement of merchandise for weekly ads, seasonal setups, and layout presentation for entire store.

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26. Depot

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Here's how Depot is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Communicated out and held merchandising teams accountable to company and Home Depot Merchandising standards.
  • Organize display plan-O-grams and assist my staff in supporting Home Depot's Live Goods marketing plan and sales objectives.
  • Streamlined the temporary display program and reduced costs for projects at Staples, Office Max, and Office Depot.
  • Start a new merchandising/service team for big box stores (Home Depot and Lowe's) from scratch.
  • Directed daily production, safety, and equipment maintenance for market center with teams located across 3 depots.
  • Manage the operations, logistics, training and sales of live goods for 29 Home Depot garden centers.
  • Managed a retail merchandising team of 45 in eleven Home Depot stores in North & South Carolina.
  • Set sales goals for 26 Home Depot stores in Philadelphia and the Delaware region for Bell Nursery.
  • Managed direct domestic vendor relationships which included 10 different vendors one of them being Home Depot.
  • Recognized by CEO for executing one of the top 8 Team Depot projects in the nation.
  • Created and maintained a professional relationship with Home Depot Store and District management in four stores.
  • Direct inbound product flow from all suppliers in their assigned Home Depot and Walmart stores.
  • Assisted Home Depot Corporate in transition of contract to Home Depot MET TEAM acquisition.
  • Acted as vendor's representative for manufacturers selling products through the Home Depot network.
  • Track and report progress of sales and projects to Home Depot management and suppliers.
  • Maintain productive relationships with Home Depot management, suppliers, and external service personnel.
  • Managed Home Depot Stores in various locations to ensure operational excellence in all areas.
  • Managed a team of Sales and Seasonal Merchandisers for assigned Home Depot district 249.
  • Consolidate all shipping invoices to a master invoice for each Home Depot stores.
  • Support corporate accounts at The Home Depot, Sears, and Lowe's.

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27. Store Opening

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Here's how Store Opening is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Executed successful new store openings including recruitment approach, event planning and implementation, and merchandise strategy.
  • Perform and supervised store opening and closing procedures including counting register funds and completing bank deposits.
  • Managed inventory replenishment for existing stores and identified future needs for continual store openings.
  • Managed product administrators of database product entry, pricing and new store opening inventory orders
  • Supervised employees in their daily tasks of store opening and closing, merchandise presentation, customer service, and inventory management.
  • Store specific layouts for all departments, key in initial setup orders and all fill orders prior to store opening.
  • Introduced a 10 minute daily meeting before store opening to cover store priorities for the day and convey general information.
  • Supported corporate visual/allocation team with specialty store allocation, new store openings, specialty workshops, and monthly concept books.
  • Perform store opening and closing procedures, including counting down safe and cash register tills and ensuring store security.
  • Traveled extensively for store remodels and new store openings within the region while still managing operations at home location.
  • Selected to assist and lead regional team during new store opening and prototype implementation process for multiple stores.
  • Provided customer service and performed sales and parts specialists duties to include; store opening and closing paperwork.
  • Exceeded sales and profit projections in more than 20 new-store openings and same-store comparisons in 2009 and 2010.
  • Lead a team of 3 to 5 associates into replenishing product onto the sales floor before store opening.
  • Managed new store openings and remodels to include equipment replacements, store resets, and new program implementation.
  • Traveled extensively to new store openings and to manage store merchandise resets throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Enforced store policies, maintained inventory, drove loss prevention, and managed store opening and closing procedures.
  • Traveled to store openings around the U.S. and assisted with the corporate visual team with all duties.
  • Store openings were used as a training exercise for Visual Supervisors from other stores in the district.
  • Travel to new store openings and provide leadership, and guidance to merchant teams and corporate partners.

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28. Trade Shows

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Here's how Trade Shows is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Provided representation at annual trade shows for music instrument manufacturers.
  • Travel to trade shows and show rooms to work directly with sales reps to negotiate terms, dating and marketing deals.
  • Planned and coordinated booth set-up, daily appointments and post show follow-up from leads at the national promotional products trade shows.
  • Reviewed and negotiated contract terms, rates, and schedules for trade shows, packaging development and in-store display launches.
  • Conduct vendor meetings and attend trade shows to review products, identify trends, make purchasing decisions and negotiate contracts.
  • Contributed to three-person team for daily/weekly buys for stores and teamed with owners at conventions/trade shows for dated purchases.
  • Conducted trade shows, grass roots events, event planning, organization, and implementation of promotional campaign.
  • Assembled displays and tear down's as required for trade shows also assist in helping selling of products.
  • Attend trade shows, keeping the company up to date with new products as well as retail displays.
  • Produced a brand brochure used by buyers at trade shows to secure exclusive contracts with distinguished vendors.
  • Attend numerous trade shows to grow the current customer base and obtain key customer and market information.
  • Presented business proposals and introduced new products during face-to-face meetings, sales calls, and trade shows.
  • Attend trade shows and visit other non profit organizations such as aquariums, zoos and museums.
  • Assisted in organizing and attended major and local trade shows in sales and marketing capacity.
  • Represented the company in television and commercial opportunities, school functions, and trade shows.
  • Accompanied owner to national conventions and trade shows to research and evaluate new product lines.
  • Participated in NACDS trade shows to generate new business through face-to-face meetings with vendors.
  • Represented company at trade shows and trained potential customers on products and company history.
  • Attended both Residential and Commercial furniture trade shows to evaluate new products being introduced.
  • Attended major trade shows throughout Europe to source new brands that meet corporate direction

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29. Company Policies

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Here's how Company Policies is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Store merchandising and visual presentation standards to ensure customer expectations, Maximum productivity / profitability and compliance with company policies.
  • Improved associate morale in store after arriving by consistently holding associates accountable to company policies and procedures.
  • Comply with laws/regulations and company policies, including those regarding confidentiality, honesty and business ethics.
  • Represented the company policies and procedures -Properly train and develop associates -Provide exceptional customer service
  • Supported the day-to-day operation by overseeing all company policies and procedures.
  • Maintained area of responsibility in accordance with company policies.
  • Remained current on all company policies and ensured that all policies, standards and procedures were consistently maintained and followed.
  • Opened and closed the store and ensured all company policies, standards, and procedures were consistently followed.
  • Provided on-site, in-store employee and manager training on company policies, processes and methods to improve operations.
  • Assist store manager in supervising store team members to ensure acceptable standards are maintained according to company policies.
  • Oversee recruiting and hiring processes and ensures proper training for merchandisers to follow company policies and procedures.
  • Supervised and trained up to 25 associates in merchandising, store operations, and company policies.
  • Ensured that all new Sales Associates were properly trained and oriented with company policies and standards.
  • Practiced and enforced all company policies and procedures, while improving quality service and operations.
  • Ensured compliance with company policies and procedures and upheld the company's Open Door Policy.
  • Monitored store operations in full compliance with applicable laws, regulations and company policies.
  • Coordinate between store and buyers to ensure store compliance on all company policies.
  • Hired, trained and developed all staff members on all company policies.
  • Created programs to motivate and empower employees within company policies.
  • Managed team and enforced company policies.

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30. Product Assortment

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Here's how Product Assortment is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Initiated all vendor engagement, negotiated all terms, determined entire product assortment and developed and implemented all merchandising.
  • Reviewed store environments, product assortments and inventory levels to identify areas of concern and improvement opportunities.
  • Maximized sales revenue by collaborating with marketing team to identify key product assortment for email campaign.
  • Analyzed demographics to provide recommendations on product assortment and flow within individual accounts.
  • Communicated product assortment needs and executed divisional merchandising direction for 14 store locations.
  • Created, defined and implemented category classifications for retail and catalog product assortment.
  • Performed competitive reviews to identify merchandising trends and gaps in product assortment.
  • Implemented innumerable product assortments and plan-o-grams developed for each location.
  • Coordinated Product Assortment information via Advertising and Store Presentation Standards.
  • Targeted and negotiated with over 15 wholesale and interior design suppliers to expand the product assortment and grow the customer base.
  • Added over 300 products to the company's product assortment, obtaining all product information and securing lowest pricing from suppliers.
  • Traveled Canadian stores to educate Field Management on corporate initiatives, store floor layout, inventory levels and product assortment issues.
  • Identified new opportunities for top-line growth working directly with the Key Account Managers in analyzing account categories and product assortment.
  • Key duties included creating product assortments by selecting key items, determining pricing and developing promotional strategies to drive sales.
  • Identified distribution strategy, positioning, product assortments to optimize sales for wholesale, retail, and online channels.
  • Incorporate the global brand image while working with design to create US product which merchandises with International product assortment.
  • Led product assortment and pricing reviews with merchants and planners to improve inventory turn and gross margin goals.
  • Created and managed OTB strategy; drove sales and gross profit through the optimization of the product assortment.
  • Developed strategic and financial plans and product assortments for 650 doors in all 7 Macy's regional divisions.
  • Utilized retail math and buying awareness to ensure gross margin, turn and product assortment exceed corporate standards.

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31. New Associates

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Here's how New Associates is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Store key holder responsibility, maintained standard operating procedures, recruited & developed new associates.
  • Trained new associates on corporate financial procedures and merchandise analysis methodology.
  • Oversee the store operations and sales associates, hire and train new associates, write performance reviews and corrective actions.
  • Manage Associates including the selection of new hired, administration of counseling programs and training new associates.
  • Determined staff promotions and demotions, assisted in training new associates, and terminated employees when necessary.
  • Train new associates on basic customers skills, and introduction into GAP Inc. company standards.
  • Reconciled all cash statements, maintained the budget, and trained all new associates.
  • Recruited, interviewed and hired new associates for a number of store locations.
  • Interview and hire new associates across all departments, to build an effective team
  • Trained new associates and helped train old associates of new procedures.
  • Partner with Store Management to interview and hire new associates.
  • Recruit, hire, and train new associates as needed.
  • Lead and develop all new associates on a daily basis.
  • Trained all new associates over period of 14 months.
  • Assisted with the training of new associates.
  • Set employee schedules, trained new associates.
  • Train new associates on all proper procedures and Wawa's values.
  • trained new associates to be productive members of the company culture
  • Use applicant tracking system to interview and onboard new associates.
  • Interview, hire, and onboard new associates.

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32. Revenue Growth

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Here's how Revenue Growth is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Achieved excellent in-store relationships and revenue growth through Merchandise Team performance, significantly improving Channel distribution process.
  • Created first sales spiff program that successfully resulted in 21% revenue growth for the spiff period.
  • Achieved corporate goals for revenue growth, gross margin, inventory turnover, and stock balancing.
  • Interacted with vendors to support strategic planning, problem solving, and revenue growth initiatives.
  • Facilitated revenue growth by drawing customers through creation and execution of effective sales campaigns.
  • Create and execute highly effective sales campaigns that draw customers and facilitate revenue growth.
  • Coordinate and execute merchandising initiatives to drive revenue growth, traffic, and demand.
  • Ensured that promotional strategies were executed to support volume and revenue growth.
  • Increased revenue growth from 60 million dollars to 80 million dollars.
  • Drive revenue growth through customer service satisfaction / role modeling techniques.
  • Fueled revenue growth, delivering $60M in retail sales.
  • Drive revenue growth through presentation of sales advertising.
  • Achieved a 70% YOY revenue growth for the division.
  • Work cross functionally with operations, marketing, and inventory groups to drive revenue growth in all furniture categories.
  • Implemented a variety of merchandising assortments that were responsible for [ ] in incremental revenue growth over 8 months

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33. Cycle Counts

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Here's how Cycle Counts is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Managed inventory accuracy through regular cycle counts.
  • Assisted store manager with daily responsibilities; opening and closing the store; inventory cycle counts, training new employees.
  • Analyzed reports, organized and reconciled cycle counts, conducted meetings, and supervised armored transport and shipping/receiving.
  • Completed cycle counts daily to keep track of the store's inventory and to help control shrink.
  • Managed out of stocks, cycle counts, return to vendors, and destroy in fields.
  • Helped with all cycle counts that are a part of the fresh food manager's job.
  • Managed RTV's, transfers, pack ups, cycle counts, on hand inventory adjustments.
  • Provided expertise in the area of customer service, store appearance, and cycle counts.
  • Checked in outside vendors, cycle counts of inventory and rotating of stock.
  • Prepare and track shipment and cycle counts ensuring receipts of products and supplies
  • Ensured the accuracy of the cycle counts and performed recounts as needed.
  • Maintained cycle counts to determine accuracy of article levels for shrinkage.
  • Cycle counts of products to ensure proper levels of inventory.
  • Perform cycle counts and discover trends within them.
  • Complete store orders and preform cycle counts.
  • Perform weekly audits and cycle counts.
  • Maintained 100% compliance on all cycle counts for the balance of 2011.
  • Complete cycle counts, planograms, negative inventory.
  • Cycle counts Maintain accurate levels of inventory Provide housekeeping for the store

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34. Floor Plans

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Here's how Floor Plans is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Partnered successfully with Regional Merchandising Director, Regional Merchandising Coordinator, and Store Manager to initialize develop and initialize floor plans.
  • Developed seasonal individual store floor plans in partnership with Central Buying and Planning organizations to maximize productivity per square foot.
  • Developed merchandising strategies using floor plans to determine proper placement of merchandise for maximum sales potential.
  • Directed locations for seasonal merchandising presentations and created quarterly floor plans for stores.
  • Produced and executed seasonal floor plans to support corporate visual and merchandising initiatives.
  • Developed seasonal floor plans based on customer profile and space productivity.
  • Followed and Maintained Company floor plans
  • Merchandised new store floor plans, and oversaw physical merchandising of new stores and training the new managers and store employees.
  • Lead teams to expedite the flow of merchandise and execute effective floor plans to maximize sales and maintain low shrink levels.
  • Analyzed businesses, floor plans and gave merchandising direction to store management teams and held them accountable to achieve sales results.
  • Analyzed competition to verify presence of correct merchandise, floor plans and prototypes, as aligned with needs of each community.
  • Conducted a review of floor plans for all renovations and shop installations prior to construction to call out potential issues.
  • Coordinated with the Assistant Store Manager on changing floor plans based on current promotion and what our customers were buying.
  • Collaborated with Divisional Merchandising Manager, Store Manager, and Staff to create seasonal floor plans and implementing floor changes.
  • Follow floor plans every six weeks and make sure both stores are neat and organized for customers to shop.
  • Created floor plans and visual displays to accommodate the store needs for sales, promotions and highlighting new products.
  • Collaborated with visual merchandising team in developing store floor plans, style and thematic concepts, and schematic layouts.
  • Developed assortment, financial and floor plans for remodeled, conversion and new store openings (60).
  • Created floor plans to convey a family atmosphere in a 15,000 square foot Juvenile Specialty retail establishment.
  • Planned and executed floor plans of new merchandise as it was rolled out to the store.

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35. Bank Deposits

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Here's how Bank Deposits is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Lead a team of 12, nightly closing procedures and bank deposits and creativity to display merchandise to increase sales.
  • Managed cash flow in and out of the store; balanced tills, petty cash, and bank deposits.
  • Create merchandise display, Store Manager Duties, Handling Cash, Bank Deposits, Stocking the store, Inventory
  • Manage over ten cashiers, train new hires, and complete bank deposits daily.
  • Reconciled cash drawers at end of day and prepared bank deposits.
  • Ensured proper cash handling of all transactions and bank deposits.
  • Complete bank deposits, distribute cash and reconcile cashiers drawers.
  • Cash handling from customer service to making bank deposits.
  • Cash handling duties including drawer counts and bank deposits.
  • Make bank deposits and obtain change as required.
  • Performed daily business audits & prepared bank deposits.
  • Submitted and approved bank deposits.
  • Assisted the Store Manager in the overall efficient and profitable operation of the store Responsible for Cash Management and Bank Deposits.
  • Performed all aspects of a keyholder: opening, closing, bank deposits and change orders.
  • Control Inventory Process new inventory (shipments) Cash Office (Sales Audit, Bank Deposits)

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36. Special Events

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Here's how Special Events is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Coordinated and executed customer focused special events in all stores.
  • Coordinate special events including product distribution of fountain units.
  • Designed visual programs and special events to promote retail sales and streamlined reporting and communications processes between corporate offices and field.
  • Expanded customer base by communicated specialty needs to buying office and creating special events with in store during heavy traffic times.
  • Maintain off site stores for athletic seasons and special events on the student eligible for book funding and the buyback policy.
  • Demonstrated the art and production of glass bead-making during 40 special events at retail stores and 10 national trade shows.
  • Worked proactively with cross-functional support teams at corporate office in Vancouver with the planning of all retail special events.
  • Worked with Membership, Zoo Guild, Guest companies for apparel, hats & gifts for special events/buy-outs.
  • Supervised event sales; sports events, graduation, and special events on the University campus.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating of merchandise locations in and around Yankee Stadium for special events.
  • Assisted with all aspects of promotions, open houses, special events, and catering.
  • Initiate in store incentives and special events to drive business and achieve sell through.
  • Negotiated marketing and advertising funds with vendors to support weekly promotions and special events.
  • Worked closely with cosmetic vendors to promote special events and increase volume 21.2%.
  • Build sales and ensure customer loyalty through special events programming and community outreach.
  • Trained field teams on Fossil products and processes at seminars and special events.
  • Work special events to promote the Fairgrounds Coliseum and team ticket sales.
  • Set floor for sales, special events and floor and fixture moves.
  • Develop, coordinate, handle and control special events and meetings.
  • Directed and supervised in-store Special Events (Lego Play Days).

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37. Vendor Relations

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Here's how Vendor Relations is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Developed procedures and vendor relations necessary to implement Pub-net automated ordering with the larger publishers.
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships, including negotiating and utilizing vendor marketing and co-op programs
  • Promoted positive and professional vendor relationships and coordinated all in-store events to grow business.
  • Manage all vendor relationships and related advertising events requiring direct vendor interaction and management.
  • Established extensive manufacturing vendor network in Asia through creating and maintaining vendor relationships.
  • Managed vendor relationships and process of importing data into SQL relational database.
  • Develop vendor relationships to facilitate and reinforce partnerships.
  • Source new product, research and build vendor relationships with the focus to support the creative direction and support financial goals.
  • Chaired the bridal steering committee and became the project manager for the annual event that included fixture purchasing and vendor relationships.
  • Constructed need-driven assortments managed vendor relations and achieved assigned sales and margin budgets for sub-division with sales of $580 million.
  • Maintained and negotiated new vendor relationships to ensure best pricing, appropriate quantities, and delivery terms to meet customer demand.
  • Initiated all vendor relationships including developing, negotiating, purchasing, and receiving opening assortments in less than five weeks.
  • Coordinate sales distribution, analyze sales statistics, review market analysis, and manage vendor relationships and key retailers.
  • Oversee several critical areas including sales, merchandising, category management, pricing, federal compliance and vendor relations.
  • Leveraged critical vendor relationships (Hugo Boss, Eileen Fisher, Theory) to yield significant sales growth.
  • Ensured company goals were met focusing on purchasing, merchandise planning, show preparation and vendor relations.
  • Managed vendor relations, quoting and negotiations for all print collateral buys and POP fulfillment and shipping.
  • Leveraged organization, vendor relations, maximizing discounts, knowledge, payment terms and marketing funds.
  • Maximize supplier/vendor relationships and serve as the HR representative to all MET associates throughout the district.
  • Assist the Merchandise Director with managing vendor relationships and product performance to meet the subdivision objectives.

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38. Product Categories

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Here's how Product Categories is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Analyzed product categories to develop marketing strategies and promotions to capitalize on industry trends and customer demands.
  • Collaborated with product design and development to forecast and identify brand building product categories for both genders.
  • Developed, managed and implemented a store standardization program creating consistency in store formats and product categories.
  • Conducted consumer and industry analysis to determine target customer and market-specific needs for product categories.
  • Determine merchandise strategy for product categories to achieve product newness, profitability and growth.
  • Designed peripheral product categories for key selling periods to enhance merchandise offering.
  • Developed point-of-sale programs across all product categories.
  • Analyzed site metrics and related data to identify opportunities to improve conversion rate and drive revenue growth across assigned product categories.
  • Reduced vendor selection over central US and Midwest markets over all product categories reducing overlap and reducing cost by 3%.
  • Managed procurement and supplier negotiations for non-food product categories, including paper and disposables, supplies and equipment, and chemicals.
  • Develop concepts, designs, and product categories to meet strategic goals, brand direction, and profitability for retail market.
  • Have a deep understanding of the Outdoor Enthusiast and how my product categories can inspire and facilitate their Outdoor Experience.
  • Direct the product development and color direction for all table presentations in conjunction with other sportswear product categories.
  • Reduced product liability issues 7% by creating standard policies and defining critical specs for 30+ product categories.
  • Developed and executed merchandising programs for three major product categories; contributed to 50% annual revenue growth.
  • Managed toy, plush, jewelry and candy product categories with total sales responsibility of $140 million.
  • Served as part of an integral team that facilitated rapid growth of all product categories by 230%.
  • Developed product categories such as apparel, hard lines, & accessories for seven store locations.
  • Obtained national position for Paint Sprayers and Primers product categories and implemented in US locations.
  • Worked with catalog staff to increase sales up to 15% in several product categories.

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39. Customer Relations

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Here's how Customer Relations is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Used established customer relationships to introduce initiatives and promotions to maximize brand success in the market.
  • Established and maintained key customer relationships, critical to promoting retention while generating customer based referrals.
  • General supervisory responsibilities including customer relations, hiring, reviews and termination of supervised employees.
  • Applied exceptional merchandising and promotional skills toward driving sales, and developing ongoing customer relationships.
  • Ensured policy and procedure compliance with respects to customer relations and monetary transactions.
  • Developed customer relations, maintain office inventory, sustain payroll.
  • Provide superior service related to customer relations and conflict resolution.
  • Provided assertive customer service and established strong customer relations.
  • Resolve customer issues and maintain positive customer relations.
  • Developed and maintained excellent member/customer relationships.
  • Established and maintained superior customer relations.
  • Involved with everyday customer relations.
  • Helped build, strengthen, and manage customer relationships through the development of effective merchandising strategies both online and offline.
  • Manage all aspects of the company including financial analysis, merchandising, employee/customer relations, and scheduling.
  • Maintained customer relationships by answering their questions, responding to special requests, and describing product features.
  • Assist non-profit groups with needs (product, money, assisting in customer relations) during events.
  • Trained and mentored department managers and sales teams on directive selling techniques and customer relationship building.
  • Key interaction with merchandising, marketing, sales, accounting, customer relations and warehouse personnel.
  • Maintained customer relationship by visiting with store managers, department managers, and employees.
  • Sport management, merchandise sales, ticketing, scheduling, merchandise design, customer relations

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40. Weekly Basis

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Here's how Weekly Basis is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Participated in management meetings and conducted motivational staff meetings on a weekly basis.
  • Developed reporting structure to the VP of sales communicating style sell-through, inventory levels and sales goals on a weekly basis.
  • Analyze site metrics and sales data on a daily and weekly basis to drive traffic, conversion, and sales.
  • Proposed actions on a weekly basis; floor shifts, promotions and or markdowns needed to drive the business.
  • Conducted store visits on a weekly basis focusing on improving customer service scores, driving sales and improving profit.
  • Maximized and measured sales performance on a weekly basis by reference to class sales reports from prior year.
  • Received and loaded truck shipments to and from the distribution center on a weekly basis ensuring audit compliance.
  • Supervised a staff ranging from two to four individuals on all three shifts on a weekly basis.
  • Analyzed sales on a weekly basis and presented opportunities and challenges to department store business unit.
  • Maintained schedule and pick up coordination for a minimum of 100 trucks on a weekly basis.
  • Stock, organize, and merchandise twenty five assigned stores throughout Arizona on a weekly basis.
  • Managed, ordered and organized up to $400,000 worth of inventory on a weekly basis.
  • Provided buyers updates of standardized sales & margin reporting on a monthly and weekly basis.
  • Perform audits on the quality and accuracy of staff's work on a weekly basis.
  • Controlled the placement of millions of dollars worth of merchandise on a weekly basis.
  • Adjust payroll for business trends and schedule approximately 60-100 associates on a weekly basis.
  • Covered geographic territory, specific to the market, on a weekly basis.
  • Managed and tracked all expenses; submitted expense report paperwork on weekly basis.
  • Maintain frozen food inventory levels and order as needed on a weekly basis.
  • Analyze stores sales data by location on a weekly basis to increase productivity.

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41. Sales Plan

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Here's how Sales Plan is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Identified product needs and analyze sales plans, developing and executing effective merchandising strategies to ensure corporate objectives were achieved.
  • Exceeded sales plan for two consecutive seasons and increased brand penetration of Private Label business from 15% to 40%.
  • Developed sales plan at the store level, taking into consideration trends and sales by store on a monthly basis.
  • Managed OTB to determine monthly budget for assigned categories, review sales plan v. actual sales, identify target SSR.
  • Surpassed 2006 sales plan by 9% and GM% by 9% through successful implementation of strategic business plan.
  • Exceeded Fiscal 2010 and 2011 sales plan by 107% through management, tracking and placement of all incoming merchandise.
  • Interact with category teams and vendors to develop sales plans, programs and promotions that meet the company's goals.
  • Decreased production costs 70% by managing annual planning process and converting sales planning materials from paper to interactive CD.
  • Utilize sales report on a daily basis to help determine necessary floor moves to help deliver on sales plans.
  • Store was one of five stores to exceed sales plan for 2007 picking up 1.1 million dollars in sales.
  • Managed inventory levels with proactive sales planning, forecasting and close coordination with the warehouse and operations team.
  • Achieved +3.8% to margin plan and +3.45 to sales plan first 6 months after completion of training.
  • Led merchandising team in building to an annual sales plan of $20 million across Retail and Online channels
  • Developed short and long term strategies to accomplish seasonal sales plans through coaching, training and execution.
  • Exceeded sales plan each year in position with an average +10.6% over the 3 year period.
  • Implement merchandising strategies to generate measurable sales increases to ensure the store achieves their annual sales plan.
  • Supervised cashiers and floor staff; created sales plans and projections for the entire chain of stores.
  • Work with merchandising team to develop quarterly sales plans & margin forecasting for each manufacturing platform.
  • Managed retail pricing and mark downs according to our sales plan, inventory position and turn.
  • Create sales strategies with other team members on how to increase revenue and exceed sales plan.

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42. Product Selection

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Here's how Product Selection is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Maintained positive relationships with suppliers and internal teams to ensure good communication and optimized product selection / sales.
  • Total responsibility for vendor and product selection, specializing in all frozen and refrigerated products.
  • Negotiated special pricing and incremental promotions with vendors as well as improved product selection.
  • Negotiated new product selection with vendors and manage vendor co-operative advertising opportunities.
  • Determined product selection while maintaining budgets and managing inventory control and procurement.
  • Develop merchandising plans and curate product selections for online retail customers in order to expand Ingram's reach in the marketplace.
  • Analyzed customer purchase trends and created action plan to ensure adequate product selection and availability, tracked profit and loss quarterly.
  • Negotiated key vendor pricing at Lowe s and product selection increasing sales by 20% and continuing to maintain company margins.
  • Analyzed sales and profitability by channel, campaign, month and classification to identify trends and drive product selection.
  • Managed the purchasing and product selection of 80% of the store's merchandise in two HomeCenters.
  • Interfaced closely with store and gallery owners to plan product selection based on needs and clientele.
  • Directed final product selection for catalog shoots, including layout, typesetting, and cover design.
  • Negotiated with vendors on product selection, pricing, and cost to maintain margin and revenue.
  • Established merchandise strategy and direction including resources, product selection, pricing, and presentation.
  • Managed the product selection, development, sourcing and procurement for website and three catalogs.
  • Completed the product selection, buying and layout based on style and price point.
  • Merchandised all bargain web pages (product selection, copy writing, page-building).
  • Present final assortment strategy and product selection to Sr. Management 4 times a year.
  • Assisted in merchandising, product selection, and evaluating leadership teams at all locations.
  • Managed the merchandising strategy, product selection and pricing for this business unit.

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43. Performance Management

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Here's how Performance Management is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Managed activities related to staffing and development of employees including hiring administration, training and performance management.
  • Assisted Manager in hiring selection, performance management, and disciplinary actions.
  • Assisted in development and performance management of existing employees.
  • Established division program for vendor education and performance management.
  • Provide performance management and staff direction.
  • Managed and led a strategic and forward thinking Site Merchandising team, including recruitment, performance management, scheduling and development.
  • Led a team of 15 associates in training and development, hiring and interviewing, and performance management.
  • Assist with staff scheduling, performance management, training, delegation, and employee relations.
  • Hire, supervise, and train new hires; conduct succession planning and performance management
  • Administered all the recruitment, performance management and compensation activities for my team.
  • Managed two (2) departments, including timesheets, leave approval and performance management for all direct reports.

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44. Market Share

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Here's how Market Share is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Developed and maintained relationships with approximately 125 key retail accounts leading to increased overall market share in state.
  • Coordinated strategic business direction with focus on increasing sales and expanding market share.
  • Develop and conduct comprehensive product line reviews based on financial analysis and business objectives to grow market share and customer base.
  • Manage HBI Sheer Hosiery brands with a total market share of 44.8% at department store and mid tier level.
  • Spearheaded in improving quality and appearance of jeans and chinos products, resulted in 12% gain in market share.
  • Recognized and reacted to barriers impacting performance, and reviewed competitor's programs, utilizing data to gain market share.
  • Redeveloped the Beefy t-shirt line which was the leader in market share but losing share up until the redevelopment.
  • Captured 55%+ market share with new product quickly brought to market (key product in-stocks).
  • Maintained strategies for and developed, executed and managed comprehensive marketing plan in order to maximize market share.
  • Anticipated and capitalized on market trends; identified target markets to capture leading regional market share.
  • Cultivated creative marketing strategies and solutions to drive market share, online traffic, and revenue.
  • Increased Ward's Chicago market share by 23% despite competitive entry of Best Buy.
  • Directed sales staff of 40, increasing inventory turns, market share, and profitability.
  • Build competitive analysis and take pricing corrective actions across territories as to improve market share.
  • Created strategies to beat competitors in product speed-to-location and increase market share of key categories.
  • Increased territory market share 5% by successfully presenting multiple products to various customers.
  • Designated as Market Share Team member for district's traffic driving events.
  • Increased market share by 41% in Southeast region over two-year period.
  • Identify and establish new methods to increase domestic and international market share.
  • Maximize sales through training and competitive analysis to gain market share.

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45. HR

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Here's how HR is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Managed all merchandising responsibilities for the menswear collection from blueprint development through bulk fabric purchases based on production calendar.
  • Learned, trained, and prepared for merchandising responsibilities through participation in Company training programs and related work assignments.
  • Optimize merchandise presentation and customize merchandise selection for various departments throughout the store by creating Monthly Merchandising plan.
  • Reviewed merchandise sell through of merchandise weekly, anticipating sell-through and developing action plans to ensure optimal performance.
  • Achieved record inventory and profit attainment in the region through execution of company directives and inventory control strategies.
  • Analyzed business weekly through merchandise selling reports and created management summaries with recommendations for each store location.
  • Partnered with senior management to develop annual plans and quarterly re-forecasts through analysis, reporting and presentation.
  • Maintained appropriate product levels in beverage sections and throughout accounts including shelf allocation and cold equipment.
  • Helped re-establish visibility and growth of Originals/Heritage category through integrated global brand and product initiatives.
  • Maintained department profitability through analysis, trend identification, and responded to identified problems.
  • Strengthened market positioning by building viable business relationships throughout the industry.
  • Optimized sales through maintenance and analysis of inventory within two departments.
  • Improved operations through effectively supervising daily staff assignments and staff scheduling.
  • Developed regional actions to maximize visibility and sell through within network.
  • Coordinated and prioritized merchandise flow through multiple departments in photo studio.
  • Performed weekly department audits to control shrinkage and inventory levels.
  • Achieve profitability through merchandising best practices and proven business model.
  • Promoted memorable customer experience through exceptional standards in visual merchandising.
  • Developed and promoted three associates into supervisory roles.
  • Control expenses through effective inventory and backroom management.

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46. Special Orders

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Here's how Special Orders is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Maintained store product inventory and processed special orders.
  • Corresponded closely with other district managers within the Ann Taylor retail chain regarding delivery of merchandise, and placing special orders.
  • Handle special orders for client's special book order needs and follow-up with them, ensuring their expectations were met.
  • Assisted in designing computer program enabling store personnel to input special orders directly into system at store level.
  • Managed the Electronic Ordering, Business-to-Business, Returns, Special Orders, and Demand Orders sections.
  • Assisted and followed up with members and guests on special orders and all other retail needs.
  • Ordered products for customer special orders and contacted customers when product arrived for pick up.
  • Managed all new and used jewelry repairs and customer special orders to meet deadlines.
  • Managed highly detailed receiving procedures for special orders as well as standard stock.
  • Approve and issued daily purchase orders and special orders as needed with suppliers.
  • Billed more than 100,000 in special orders for the membership this season.
  • Maintained inventory levels, ordered merchandise, and tracked all special orders.
  • Performed weekly ordering for 4 store locations, including customer special orders.
  • Maintain close vendor and consumer relationships through special orders and buying meetings
  • Placed and Received invoices from purchase orders and special orders.
  • Placed and processed special orders for members as requested.
  • Control of all special orders and drop ships.
  • Place special orders for customer's request.
  • Monitor and update the special orders.
  • Provided special orders and personal shopping.

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47. Corporate Office

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Here's how Corporate Office is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Collaborated with corporate office to establish and implement merchandise placement throughout the company.
  • Required weekly inventory and sales reporting to corporate office.
  • Communicated via e-mail to corporate offices with daily sales tracks, monthly sales reports, LY sales, and sales forecast.
  • Planned and managed day to day operations for corporate office, prepare operational reports and schedules to ensure efficiency.
  • Worked with both corporate offices to make changes that ensured top replenishment styles were adequately stocked at all doors.
  • Travel to corporate offices in New York on a quarterly basis to set-up all jewelry showrooms for market week.
  • Selected to develop and lead sales and merchandise programs at the corporate office from 2002 to 2010.
  • Implement music marketing promotions from corporate office, as every display was re-designed monthly.
  • Collect and communicate info/needs between store level, corporate office, warehouse and vendors.
  • Work directly with store manager to provide updates and communication to the corporate office.
  • Work closely with sales representatives, corporate office, operations personnel and logistics team.
  • Voted by the Earl Enterprise corporate office employees in 2016, Most Valuable.
  • Oversee and promote sales contests to achieve goals established by the corporate office.
  • Developed and provided weekly sales reports to Operations Team in corporate office.
  • Inventory prep and all merchandising task sent from the corporate office.
  • Liaised between local big box retailers and New York Corporate office.
  • Worked with corporate office on large scale marketing and branding campaigns.
  • Work with the corporate office on monthly visual merchandising guides.
  • Trained all corporate office personnel on ISO procedures and implementation.
  • Worked at corporate office of Lowe's Home Improvement.

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48. Multiple Departments

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Here's how Multiple Departments is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Prepared and delivered financial & business reports to multiple departments to foster and maintain a cross-functional work environment.
  • Coordinated project and service execution across multiple departments with the use of data analysis and excellent customer service.
  • Implement process improvements across multiple departments and divisions within the organization.
  • Coordinated merchandising maintenance for multiple departments.
  • Coordinated advertising within multiple departments.
  • Leverage communication between multiple departments.
  • Coordinated scheduling of multiple departments.
  • Implemented and managed numerous initiatives or projects across multiple departments ensuring proper execution and follow through to ensure 100% completion.
  • Assist in driving the achievement of financial goals in multiple departments by ensuring hourly supervisors manage the Customer Inventory Flow Process.
  • Ensured the financial success of multiple departments by meeting or exceeding sales, GM GMROI, and turn goals.
  • Train and insure corporate compliance with accurate merchandise receipt processing, merchandising and marketing standards for multiple departments.
  • Communicated effectively with multiple departments to plan meetings and prepare staff members with the daily sales goals.
  • Supervised Multiple Departments: Apparel and Footwear Allocation, Store Communications, Price Management, Transfer/Drop-ship Receiving.
  • Work with multiple departments to gather requirements for site enhancements and bug fixes and create test plans.
  • Implemented changes in display and staff procedures for multiple departments, increasing sales by 30%.
  • Direct reports include 3 supervisors and over 150 hourly associates across multiple departments.
  • Supervised and coordinated the activities of workers in multiple departments.
  • Provide direction and leadership to staff in multiple departments.
  • Managed sales and operations for multiple departments.
  • Maintained multiple departments while increasing sales.

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49. Wal-Mart

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Here's how Wal-Mart is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Received a recognition award from Wal-Mart Global President in recognition for exceptional customer service.
  • Designed schematics for numerous retailers including Wal-Mart.
  • Launched Wal-Mart Mexico thereby expanding market footprint.
  • Worked to obtain additional real estate in Wal-Mart and Sam's Clubs by partnering with store associates and management.
  • Purpose and Scope: Managed the key Wal-Mart account generating millions of dollars in sales revenue.
  • Developed Disney & Nickelodeon Franchised Properties /Consumer Products for Wal-Mart, Kmart & Specialty Stores.
  • Interacted with product buyers for Retailers such as Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, Sears.
  • Developed the cellular kiosk in conjunction with Wal-Mart.com, including cellular packages and product sales.
  • Created and implemented the micro-market sports apparel merchandising strategy for 1700 Wal-Mart stores.
  • Created and updated Wal-Mart cost sheets for their buying team.
  • Managed Wal-Mart, Kmart, Dollar General and Family Dollar.
  • Purchased and marketed product for 2,200 Wal-Mart stores.
  • Oversee hard lines with in Wal-Mart super store.
  • Developed key middle management contacts with Wal-Mart.
  • Selected to support sales organization tasked with managing Wal-Mart's multimillion-dollar account.
  • Developed marketing programs directly with key dealers i.e.Circuit City, Best Buy, Good Guys, Target, Wal-Mart, etc.
  • Worked as a Vendor going to Wal-Marts Making sure video games, pc games, laptops and ink cartridges.
  • Distributed to chain & independent supermarkets including; Wal-Mart, Randalls and Super Kmart.
  • Lead multi-channel brand process strategies and integration between Wal-Mart stores and dot.com.
  • Converted the leased operations of Alltel Cellular phone to Wal-Mart owned operations.

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50. New Items

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Here's how New Items is used in Merchandising Manager jobs:
  • Developed new product introductions and initiated promotional plan for new items.
  • Merchandised new products, arranged floor settings to display new items, handled cash registers, drawers, and safe money.
  • Worked with suppliers to develop, test and bring in new items increasing sales by hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • Implemented promotional programs, introduced new items, and presented proper marketing and merchandising techniques to retail staff and customers.
  • Conduct weekly safety meeting, provide updates of code of conduct, introduced new items or products.
  • Added 10 new items on core replenishment system which will remain in dealers for 2-3 years.
  • Delete voided items from shelves, cut in any new items that are being introduced.
  • Approve all packaging, artwork, testing and final product before production of new items.
  • Sourced over 250 new items each catalog year, approximately 100 were exclusive proprietary items.
  • Researched new items and strove to bring in unique products, driving store sales.
  • Researched, developed and trained sales team on New Items and product conversions.
  • Enter all new items into our operating system and DeCA's pricing system.
  • Assisted the buying team by properly setting up new items on the database.
  • Provided direction on how to complete company's playbook and present new items.
  • Meet with vendors to discuss local earned income, pricing and new items.
  • Worked on the company website to update with new items and prices.
  • Selected new items and slotting allowances with $5.5M annual revenues.
  • Observe and evaluate local competitors relating to new items and merchandising.
  • Meet with vendors about promotions, new items, etc.
  • Attended markets to buy and look for new items.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Merchandising Manager

Merchandise Presentation28.1%
Customer Service14.7%
Sales Goals10.4%
Retail Store6.9%
Sales Floor6.3%
Inventory Control5.3%
New Merchandise5%
New Product Development3.5%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Merchandising Manager

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Merchandise Presentation
Merchandise Presentation
23.7%
23.7%
2
2
Customer Service
Customer Service
12.4%
12.4%
3
3
Sales Goals
Sales Goals
8.7%
8.7%
4
4
Retail Store
Retail Store
5.8%
5.8%
5
5
Sales Floor
Sales Floor
5.3%
5.3%
6
6
Inventory Control
Inventory Control
4.5%
4.5%
7
7
New Merchandise
New Merchandise
4.2%
4.2%
8
8
New Product Development
New Product Development
2.9%
2.9%
9
9
Loss Prevention
Loss Prevention
2.5%
2.5%
10
10
Apparel
Apparel
1.8%
1.8%
11
11
Company Standards
Company Standards
1.7%
1.7%
12
12
Product Placement
Product Placement
1.7%
1.7%
13
13
Product Knowledge
Product Knowledge
1.4%
1.4%
14
14
Annual Sales
Annual Sales
1.3%
1.3%
15
15
Inventory Management
Inventory Management
1.3%
1.3%
16
16
Market Research
Market Research
1.2%
1.2%
17
17
Daily Operations
Daily Operations
1.2%
1.2%
18
18
Direct Reports
Direct Reports
1%
1%
19
19
POS
POS
0.9%
0.9%
20
20
SKU
SKU
0.8%
0.8%
21
21
Stock Levels
Stock Levels
0.8%
0.8%
22
22
Action Plans
Action Plans
0.7%
0.7%
23
23
Customer Complaints
Customer Complaints
0.7%
0.7%
24
24
Performance Reviews
Performance Reviews
0.7%
0.7%
25
25
Entire Store
Entire Store
0.6%
0.6%
26
26
Depot
Depot
0.6%
0.6%
27
27
Store Opening
Store Opening
0.6%
0.6%
28
28
Trade Shows
Trade Shows
0.6%
0.6%
29
29
Company Policies
Company Policies
0.6%
0.6%
30
30
Product Assortment
Product Assortment
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
New Associates
New Associates
0.6%
0.6%
32
32
Revenue Growth
Revenue Growth
0.6%
0.6%
33
33
Cycle Counts
Cycle Counts
0.6%
0.6%
34
34
Floor Plans
Floor Plans
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Bank Deposits
Bank Deposits
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
Special Events
Special Events
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
Vendor Relations
Vendor Relations
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
Product Categories
Product Categories
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
Customer Relations
Customer Relations
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
Weekly Basis
Weekly Basis
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
Sales Plan
Sales Plan
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
Product Selection
Product Selection
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
Performance Management
Performance Management
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
Market Share
Market Share
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
HR
HR
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Special Orders
Special Orders
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
Corporate Office
Corporate Office
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Multiple Departments
Multiple Departments
0.3%
0.3%
49
49
Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart
0.3%
0.3%
50
50
New Items
New Items
0.3%
0.3%

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