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Working As a Merchandising Specialist

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  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • $41,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Merchandising Specialist Do At Best Buy

* Complete merchandising tasks, which includes planogram assignments, clean presentations, implementing fixtures, signage and product security devices
* Set new and relocated planograms and graphics to merchandising standards, completes planogram checklist and proper filing procedures
* Build new product displays and implement new technology displays
* Maintain upkeep of store displays and assist store team with fixture and technology functionality
* Assist Project Team Lead with the training of new Project Team members through job shadowing and sharing of best practices
* What are the professional requirements of a Project Team Specialist (Overnight

What Does A Merchandising Specialist Do At Advance Auto Parts

* RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following.
* Other duties may be assigned.
* Coordinate the collection and routing of vendor contracts .
* Submit merchant sku set-up information from vendors.
* Compile financial and operational reports and other complex documents
* Track and report monthly promotional results
* Submit all cost/retail price changes to appropriate pricing group 10% Assist Merchandise Manager as necessary in line review process.
* Submit merchandise callbacks for stores, DCs and vendors.
* Coordinate collection of advertising submissions and off-shelf promotions submitted by Merchants, prepare for monthly marketing presentation meetings.
* Coordinate sample collection for planograms and advertising review.
* Schedule and arrange vendor meetings with merchandising staff

What Does A Merchandising Specialist Do At MSC Industrial Direct

* Supports the success of an assigned district of OSAs to increase sales productivity
* Studies Company solutions, products, services, sales processes, and culture.
* Includes learning technical product knowledge with the limited ability to teach to customers and associates.
* Works with sales team to generate sales activities in the assigned district to warrant product growth within VMI specialty customers.
* Supports the implementation of Vendor Managed Inventory programs at customer locations
* Establish productive, professional relationships with key personnel in assigned customer accounts to foster sales growth and retention.
* Continuous partnership with Strategic Account Representatives to perform any needs assessment that supports new business acquisition.
* Maintains high customer satisfaction ratings that meet company standards.
* Unpacks orders, checks accuracy of shipment and put stock away at customer locations.
* Ensures appropriate customer stock levels, generates new orders for merchandise where appropriate, obtains customer’s pre-approval to place orders when required, and submits orders.
* Processes return merchandise authorizations as needed.
* Completes selling activities to defined customers with promotions, mscdirect.com, and other offerings as directed by the District Sales Manager
* Performs general (6S) housekeeping of service equipment and immediate area to supplement the Company’s value package
* Provides communication and feedback to the sales representative and DSM as appropriate to ensure full customer satisfaction
* Utilizes company technology to complete daily tasks, order generation, tracking, routing as defined by the company.
* Fosters the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure fulfillment of MSC’s vision and unity of purpose

What Does A Merchandising Specialist Do At Polaris Industries

* Within an assigned dealer network, and in conjunction with the District Sales Manager (DSM), execute strategies to establish Polaris as the #1 Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) business partner through ORV and PGA retail growth.
* Develop and document all-encompassing, repeatable best practices for dealership merchandising development throughout assigned dealer network.
* Enable ongoing improvement by providing input into the development of a dealer standard work sales approach and drive execution and ongoing management of performance against the approach.
* Brand Awareness – Cultivate positive relationships with dealership teams, maintain front-of-mind brand awareness and brand loyalty
* Sell in and execute dealer plan or program adoption and merchandising training.
* Assists dealers in showroom set-up, including wall merchandising and display of Polaris branded merchandise.
* Sell-in and monitors Polaris branding requirements.
* Assist dealers in implementing merchandising strategies/plans to maintain appropriate inventory and visibility of PG&A products.
* Strong time management skills with the ability to multi-task, effectively manage conflicting priorities and meet established deadlines.
* Clear attention to detail; ability to set product displays timely and correctly based on specific plan-o-gram recommendations
* Utilize analytical skills to provide dealers space recommendations based on sales productivity, profitability and strategic alignment.
* Open to change and ambiguity; flexible and willing to adopt and drive new sales initiatives with an entrepreneurial perspective

What Does A Merchandising Specialist Do At Advance

* Include the following, other duties may be assigned) Coordinates internal resources and third parties / vendors for the flawless execution of projects.
* Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives and ensure resource availability and allocation.
* Ensure that all projects are delivered on time, within scope and within budget.
* Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs.
* Review KPIs with business leaders and discuss any potential risks to project deadlines

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Merchandising Specialist Career Paths

Merchandising Specialist
Specialist Team Leader Assistant Manager
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Specialist Team Leader Store Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Specialist Team Leader Account Manager
District Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Retail Merchandiser Store Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Retail Merchandiser Store Manager Account Manager
Key Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Retail Merchandiser Manager Sales Manager
Territory Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Pricing Specialist Pricing Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Business Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Pricing Specialist Pricing Analyst Assistant Manager
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Pricing Specialist Pricing Analyst Project Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Merchandise Coordinator Merchandiser Buyer
Category Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Merchandise Coordinator Coordinator Accountant
Accountant And Office Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Merchandise Coordinator Coordinator Buyer
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Teller Executive Assistant General Manager
Market Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Teller Consultant Product Manager
Brand Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Teller Account Executive Assistant Store Manager
Assistant Store Manager & Merchandise Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Assistant Store Manager Merchandising Manager
Senior Merchandising Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Department Manager Merchandising Manager
Merchandising Director
9 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Cosmetologist Salon Manager
District Leader
5 Yearsyrs
Brand Ambassador Visual Merchandiser Assistant Merchandise Buyer
Senior Merchandiser
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Yearly Salary
$41,000
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$28,000
Min 10%
$41,000
Median 50%
$41,000
Median 50%
$41,000
Median 50%
$41,000
Median 50%
$41,000
Median 50%
$41,000
Median 50%
$41,000
Median 50%
$61,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Best Buy
Highest Paying City
San Bruno, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
2.1 years
How much does a Merchandising Specialist make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Merchandising Specialist in the United States is $41,511 per year or $20 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $28,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $61,000.

Real Merchandising Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Jewelry Sales and Merchandising Specialist Modern Art Jewelers, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Jul 10, 2016 $162,000
Commodity Merchandising Specialist-Latin America Luzar LLC Miami, FL Feb 19, 2015 $147,763
Merchandising Specialist H Mart Annandale Inc. Annandale, VA Sep 16, 2015 $102,305
Merchandising Specialist R&B Collection Inc. Little Ferry, NJ Sep 28, 2013 $85,838
Merchandising Specialist H Mart Hartsdale LLC Hartsdale, NY Sep 12, 2015 $85,400
Retail Trade Merchandising Specialist Sungwon, Inc. Ellicott City, MD Sep 16, 2014 $83,480
Merchandising Specialist KR Intercorp Inc. New York, NY Jun 11, 2012 $83,250
Merchandising Specialist Hanatour USA Inc. Los Angeles, CA Jun 07, 2016 $72,000
Merchandising Specialist H Mart West Inc. Diamond Bar, CA Sep 11, 2015 $69,915
Merchandising Specialist H Mart Boston LLC Burlington, MA Sep 10, 2015 $67,327
Global Marketing and Merchandising Specialist Joehyun USA Corp. Westfield, NJ Jan 29, 2013 $57,600
Global Marketing and Merchandising Specialist Joehyun USA Corp. Ridgefield, NJ Jan 29, 2013 $57,600
Merchandising Specialist Pacific Trade International, Inc. Rockville, MD Aug 20, 2012 $56,181
Global Marketing and Merchandising Specialist BIL USA Corp. Ridgefield, NJ Apr 01, 2012 $56,000
Global Marketing and Merchandising Specialist BIL USA Corp. Ridgefield, NJ Sep 21, 2012 $56,000
Global Marketing and Merchandising Specialist Joehyun USA Corp. Ridgewood, NJ Jan 29, 2016 $54,000
Merchandising Specialist Hugo Boss Fashions, Inc. New York, NY Sep 19, 2013 $53,100
Merchandising Specialist GGFB, LLC Los Angeles, CA Mar 26, 2012 $50,000
Ecommerce Merchandising Specialist Fame & Partners, Inc. Manhattan Beach, CA Nov 04, 2016 $42,000
Merchandising Specialist Vicmark International Corp. New York, NY Dec 10, 2010 $41,928
Merchandising Specialist NES, LLC Waterbury, CT Oct 01, 2010 $41,928
Merchandising Specialist Nadri, Inc. Fort Lee, NJ Jan 21, 2013 $41,886
Merchandising Specialist R & B Collection Inc. Little Ferry, NJ Jun 01, 2011 $41,740
Online Merchandising Specialist Palmer Feed and Supply, Inc. San Angelo, TX Feb 03, 2015 $41,600
Merchandising Specialist David & Young Group Corp. Secaucus, NJ Oct 01, 2011 $40,738
Merchandising Specialist Roma-Lee Inc. Carlstadt, NJ Sep 27, 2010 $40,738

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Top Skills for A Merchandising Specialist

  1. New Merchandise
  2. Sales Floor
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Store operations including inventory maintenance, communicating with associating vendors and warehouse, receive new merchandise.
  • Organized the entire sales floor to its proper standard formation Skills Used -Bilingual ability -Organized merchandise exquisitely.
  • Provided ongoing excellent customer service while also remaining responsible for creating a supportive, educational and inclusive team atmosphere.
  • Confirm and arrange products according to planogram specifications, implementing fixtures and signage to merchandising standards.
  • Provided high-quality merchandising support for Coca-Cola brands to retail store within the Central States territory.

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Top 10 Best States for Merchandising Specialists

  1. Alaska
  2. Rhode Island
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Connecticut
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Vermont
  7. Hawaii
  8. Ohio
  9. West Virginia
  10. Maine
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Merchandising Specialist Demographics

Gender

Female

51.0%

Male

38.8%

Unknown

10.2%
Ethnicity

White

62.9%

Hispanic or Latino

15.3%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

65.7%

French

7.7%

Portuguese

3.3%

German

3.3%

Korean

2.8%

Russian

2.8%

Tagalog

2.8%

Chinese

2.2%

Japanese

1.7%

Dutch

1.1%

Mandarin

1.1%

Carrier

1.1%

Swedish

0.6%

Gujarati

0.6%

Hindi

0.6%

Filipino

0.6%

Hungarian

0.6%

Bosnian

0.6%

Cantonese

0.6%

Finnish

0.6%
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Merchandising Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

19.4%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

7.3%

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

5.8%

Kaplan University

5.6%

Ashford University

5.3%

Ohio State University

5.1%

Fashion Institute of Technology

4.7%

Arizona State University

4.5%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.2%

Strayer University

4.0%

Northern Illinois University

3.8%

The Academy

3.8%

Kent State University

3.6%

University of North Texas

3.6%

Johnson & Wales University

3.3%

Saint Cloud State University

3.3%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.3%

University of Central Florida

3.1%

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

3.1%

Liberty University

3.1%
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Majors

Business

28.9%

Marketing

9.0%

Communication

5.7%

Psychology

5.6%

General Studies

4.9%

Criminal Justice

4.7%

Management

4.3%

Specialized Sales And Merchandising

4.2%

Graphic Design

4.0%

Accounting

3.4%

Liberal Arts

3.4%

Health Care Administration

3.0%

English

2.7%

Computer Science

2.5%

Medical Assisting Services

2.5%

Kinesiology

2.4%

Information Technology

2.4%

Nursing

2.4%

Fine Arts

2.0%

Computer Information Systems

2.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

44.8%

Other

26.3%

Associate

15.7%

Masters

6.5%

Certificate

4.4%

Diploma

1.7%

License

0.5%

Doctorate

0.3%
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