If you are looking for a Merchandiser role then you will need to have a good eye for detail as the role will be to ensure products appear in the right store, or on a website, at the appropriate time and in the correct quantities. This involves working closely with the buying teams to accurately forecast trends, plan stock levels and monitor performance. If you are looking to update your CV please see the below CV example:
Merchandiser CV Example
I am a dedicated and hardworking, individual with good customer service skills and a polite and friendly personality. With four years experience as a merchandiser, I understand this role and the functions required on a daily basis. I often visit suppliers who have been providing our store with products for many years, and have also increased the number of suppliers. I am now seeking a full and am very flexible in my availability.
Date to Date or To Date – Merchandiser – Where?
Working within an independent retailer store based within the city shopping centre. Main duties included:
Planning product ranges and preparing sales and stock plans in conjunction with buyers
Liaising with buyers, analysts, stores, suppliers and distributors
Working closely with visual display staff and department heads to decide how goods should be displayed to maximise customer interest and sales
Producing layout plans for stores, sometimes called ‘statements’
Forecasting profits and sales, and optimising the sales volume and profitability of designated product areas
Monitoring slow sellers and taking action to reduce prices or set promotions as necessary
Analysing previous season’s sales and reporting on the current season’s lines
Making financial presentations to senior managers
Accompanying buyers on visits to manufacturers to appreciate production processes
Meeting with suppliers and managing the distribution of stock, by negotiating cost prices, ordering stock, agreeing timescales and delivery dates, and completing the necessary paperwork;
Identifying production and supply difficulties and dealing with any problems or delays as they arise
University, College, School – For all include titles/subjects and qualifications.
Any internal training courses completed – Customer Service NVQ?
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Customer care? Eye for detail? Communication skills?
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
What do you like to do outside of work? Remember the type of industry you are applying to work in…your personal hobbies and interests say a lot about the applicants personality and could help decide whether or not you would be suitable for the role.
Available on request.