Merchandisers ensure that stores are supplied with goods, liaise with suppliers, decide on pricing and promotions and advise retailers on the optimum display of merchandise.


New workers

New workers start around £12,818. Normal pay is £23,160 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £48,118.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 27,634 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Provides feedback about sales to senior managers.

  • Consults with advertising and sales staff and advises retailers on the optimal display of a product and of any promotions.

  • Supplies information about products to the retailer and sales staff.

  • Analyses customer requirements, the needs of individual stores and the organisation, and works with suppliers to develop a product range.

  • Predicts future demand and negotiates the supply and price of goods to ensure stores are stocked.

  • Monitors stock levels and manages the movement of goods.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Merchandising

  • Visual Merchandising

  • Point Of Sale

  • Auditing

  • Marketing

  • Planogram

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Cold Calling

  • Direct Selling

  • Warehousing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Sales

  • Detail Oriented

  • Customer Service

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Smartphone Operation

  • Relationship Building

  • Teamwork

  • Forecasting

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.