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
Host said: 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?