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Manager - Product Merchandising (4-15 yrs)
A Merchandise Manager is in control of the sourcing, purchasing and delivery of products within a retail environment.
- Specific duties for Merchandise Managers can vary slightly depending on the size of the company. Merchandise Managers at large companies are often in charge of a single department and have a team of Purchasing Agents that work under them. In a smaller company, Merchandise Managers wear all the departmental hats.
- The role of Merchandise Manager is a management position. Employers typically prefer candidates with a Bachelor's degree in Business, Merchandising, Marketing or a related field. The work environment of Merchandise Managers varies depending on the industry of their employer.
- Merchandise Managers for a supermarket chain spend a lot of time in supermarkets, while Merchandise Managers for a fashion brand spend a lot of time in that brand's stores. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for Merchandise Managers is set to rise 1 percent through 2024.