Job Overview:

Merchandisers purchase goods for resale by retail and wholesale establishments. They are generally accountable for the merchandising operations of retail and wholesale establishments.

Example Job Titles:
• Food Buyer
• Taster And Buyer, Beverages
• Appliance Buyer
• Merchandiser
• Chief Buyer
• Buyer – Retail
• Assistant Buyer
• Buyer – Wholesale
• Clothing Buyer
• Produce Buyer


Merchandiser Resume Sample


Sara Johnson

38 Example Avenue ■ Toronto, ON S9R 6E9 ■ (999) 999-9129 ■ Email


PROFILE: A capable Merchandiser with extensive experience in POG and purchasing. Well versed in forecasting process and determining accurate inventory needs to optimize sales. Enthusiastic to get a similar position in order to put the best effeorts to achieve the desired results.

• 3 years’ extensive experience in buying and merchandising
• Demonstrated ability to purchase the best merchandise fits the establishment’s requirements
• Highly skilled in reviewing requirements of establishment and settle on quantity and type of products to buy
• Proven record of studying market reports and trade periodicals to develop future plans
• Able to visit trade shows, showrooms, factories and product design events
• Comprehensive knowledge of interviewing suppliers and negotiate costs, discounts, credit terms and shipping arrangements

May 2010 – Present
Blaze Marketing Solutions Ltd., Carleton Place, ON
Merchandiser (Reliner)
• Purchase commodities for resale
• Interview suppliers and discuss prices, discounts, credit terms and transport arrangements
• Watch over distribution of merchandise to outlets and maintain sufficient stock levels
• Establish and uphold contact with suppliers
• Administer the work of other retail buyers.
• Review requirements of organization and settle on amount and type of merchandise to buy
• Examine market reports, trade periodicals and sales support materials and visit trade shows, showrooms, factories and manufactured goods design events
• Choose the merchandise which most excellent fits the establishment’s requirements

• Able to work under pressure
• Skilled in performing repetitive tasks efficiently
• Outstanding attention to detail
• Able to stand for extensive periods of time

Bachelor of Business Administration
Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
Majors: Sales and Marketing
Minor: Merchandising