It is never a simple task to write a merchandiser resume that will immediately bring results. The ones that do, are written with a lot of effort and following days of research at times. Do not be fooled into thinking that you can write a resume in an hour and it will be considered the best that the hiring manager has seen. This may be possible if you already have a “master” resume lying somewhere on your hard drive, as it will take you less time to spin off targeted ones. However, if this is not the case, you can just look forward to preparing your resume over a long period of time. This is actually not a bad thing as you will be sure that you have ended up with a workable resume! Maybe a little like the one provided below:

 

Merchandiser Resume Sample

 

Bonnie Price

7003 Shady Knoll Road ● Cypress, TX 40321 ● (000) 101-4411 ● bonn.pri @ email . com


 MERCHANDISER

Professional Summary: Dedicated and focused Merchandiser with 11+ years’ progressive experience in handling merchandising projects to ensure that products appear in the right store, in correct quantities and at appropriate times. Effectively liaises with buyers, analysts and suppliers to ensure delivery / procurement of supplies in a timely manner. Recognized for producing store layouts and forecasting sales and profits, along with optimizing sales volumes.

• Excellent skills in planning product ranges and preparing sales and stock plans in accordance to merchandising principles
• Ability to plan budgets and present sales forecasts and figures to determine new product ranges
• Competent at maintaining awareness of competitors’ performance in the market through dedicated research and investigative work

CORE COMPETENCIES

• Visual Merchandising • Vendor Relations
• Sales Projections • Slow Sellers Monitoring
• Financial Presentations • Production Needs Assessment
• Merchandising Plans Development • Stock Allocation
• Market Research • Price Setting
• Sales Analysis • Stock Movement Monitoring

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
• Increased sales of 3 branded products by 50%, 65% and 66% by performing well-placed and aggressive merchandising activities
• Decreased stock allocation problems by 57% by streamlining the allocation process on an “as and when needed basis”
• Acquired 12% of the market share from the company’s lead competitor by carrying out dedicated visual merchandising activities
• Introduced the concept of visual merchandising for all mainly located stores, resulting in increased customer base from 2300 to 4210 within 12 months

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Merchandiser | 2/2011 – Present
Reddy Ice, Cypress, TX

• Plan, develop and implement merchandising strategies that create a good balance between customers’ requirements and company’s objectives
• Analyze sales figures and market trends in a bid to anticipate needs and plan products and product ranges
• Coordinate activities with vendors, suppliers and distributors to negotiate prices and time-scales
• Increase customers’ interest by performing a wide range of visual merchandising activities

Merchandiser | 8/2007 – 2/2011
AAA Co, Cypress, TX

• Forecasted profits and sales and planned budget allocation accordingly, focusing on customer satisfaction
• Monitored stock movement between stores and warehouses and determined quantity and placement of each shipment
• Maintained and replenished products in store racks, shelves and display units by transporting items between storage areas and frontends
• Assisted in setting up visual merchandising displays in a bid to attract more customers and obtain increased business from existing ones
• Utilized market data such as trends and sales rankings to improve product placement and retail support

Merchandising Assistant | 2/2005 – 8/2007
Kellogg Company, Cypress, TX

• Identified business strategies for buying and selecting a broad range of products by conducting mock-buy and comparing activities
• Built and maintained product displays in compliance with the company’s merchandising standards
• Maintained clean and organized storage areas, constantly supervising products coming in and going out
• Assisted in identifying business strategies for buying and selecting products and forecasting profits and sales
• Monitored stock movement, including markdowns, promotions, price changes and clear outs

EDUCATION
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
Cypress Business School, Cypress, TX – 2003