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What are the top 3 traits or skills every merchandising manager must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your merchandising manager expertise?

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Deborah in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago

76 months ago

First I think any manager responsible for a large group of people and who interact with the public on a daily basis should have great people skills.
The second quality is how to be assertive and determined. The retail industry id very challenging and the weak cannot survive.
And finally, he/she must be always open to new ideas, merchandising is a dynamic job and it keeps changing, to keep up and be successful the individual must be creative and willing to learn.

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Matty in Melbourne, Australia

73 months ago

Hi,

I am a merchandise manager with an AFL Club in Australia. It's a good question you ask.

1. No doubt about it you must have excellent face to face communication skills. You need be able to relate to people...from design teams through to company directors, suppliers and of course the most important of all your staff and customers

2. Be innovative... take risks. Look for ideas in other industries, turn ideas into action

3. Logistics Management- your stock managemnt is critical to support every program you develop. Effective management timelines, production, transport and storage costs is critical to the success of the merchandise business you are leading

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Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your merchandising manager expertise?

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tis in Georgetown, Guyana

26 months ago

to be a merchandise manager you must have great communication skills being interactive is required for almost any career or job

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