Sample Job Description for Merchandise Manager

Following is a sample job description template for the position of Merchandise Manager:

Job Title: Merchandise Manager

Location of the Job: Huntington Station, NY 11746

Years of Experience: 1 to 3 Years

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree

Job Summary:

The General Merchandise Manager (GMM) will provide effective and inspirational leadership and strategic direction and vision for select departments in purchasing.​

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with merchant team in writing visual merchandising direction for test stores
  • Partner with construction team in updating new store fixture packages, store layouts and designs
  • Travel stores with District Managers and Field Visual Managers
  • Partner with merchant team in creating shop maps for flooret
  • Execute formal floorset walk through with executives, merchants, store ops and marketing
  • Partner with merchants in confirming table priorities for floorset
  • Partner with Creative Coordinator and marketing team in selecting/creating all assets for monthly floorsets
  • Travel to hot zone to execute additional floorsets for holiday
  • Direct Creative Coordinator in creative needs for floorset
  • Oversee production of floorset document from table priorities to fashion message
  • Coordinate and run pre-set meeting prior to floorset; present and review shop maps, promo list and marketing; resolve all preliminary floorset issues

Position Requirements:

  • Ability to work under tight time frames on multiple projects simultaneously with the ability to reprioritize as needed
  • Exceptional creative abilities for best possible product assortments and unique product development
  • Superior negotiating skills
  • Exceptional analytic ability and is performance and results oriented
  • Exceptionally strong and proven leadership abilities including strong verbal and written communication skills, staff motivation and development, and team building.​
  • A strong, high energy merchant with a passion for retail and a desire for continued career growth beyond GMM
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required
  • Minimum 5 years of direct buying and product development experience for a multi-store retailer
  • Minimum 5 years experience as a General Merchandise Manager or higher for a multi-store retailer.​ Proven strengths in planning, inventory control, buying, and leadership management

Salary: $12.00 – $14.00 Hourly DOE