Job Description

Retail merchandisers work closely with company buyers to maximise profitability by predicting and monitoring sales trends and accurately controlling stock levels.

Merchandisers play a key role within a company as profitability can be affected by how successfully they undertake their work: through shrewd planning, careful purchasing and sensible promotions profits can be enhanced.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • predicting sales and profits
  • using specialist computer software including databases
  • visiting manufacturers, stores and suppliers
  • negotiating prices, quantities and delivery time-scales
  • supervising and training junior staff
  • managing levels and distribution of stock
  • handling supply/production problems as they arise
  • setting stock promotions/price reductions as appropriate
  • making financial presentations to senior managers
  • assessing sales performance of ranges.
  • promoting best selling items in order to maximise profits
  • working closely with buyers and other merchandisers to plan product ranges
  • meeting suppliers, distributors and analysts
  • managing budgets



1 Trans-Amadi Road, Port Harcourt.