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Certification is not a requirement, but many schools offer retail merchandising certifications that can help you advance in the industry. Here are a few steps that you can follow to become a merchandiser.
Merchandisers will benefit from good organizational skills, the ability to work in high-pressure retail environments, leadership skills, good interpersonal skills, strong analytical and numerical skills, decision-making skills and an awareness of commercial trends.
After growing in this role for a couple years, a merchandiser can usually start to pursue management or leadership opportunities.