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Merchandisers and Window Dressers

Merchandisers and window dressers replenish stocks of goods in stores, advise retailers on the optimum display of merchandise and create displays of merchandise in shop windows.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 7,632
£ 19,631
£ 36,314

Available jobs

In the past year there were 38,527 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

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

What they do most days?

  • Provides feedback about displays to senior managers.

  • Prepares area for new display, constructs or assembles displays from a variety of materials, and dismantles existing displays and returns merchandise to relevant departments.

  • Implements plans from display designers or display managers or develops ideas and plans for merchandise display or window dressing.

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

  • Supplies information about the product to the retailer and sales staff and deals with customer enquiries.

  • Monitors stock movements, considers customer requirements and assists customers in completing orders.

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

  • Marketing

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Point Of Sale

  • Direct Selling

  • Warehousing

  • Cold Calling

  • Markdown

  • Selling Techniques

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.

  • Sales

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Customer Service

  • Planning

  • Detail Oriented

  • Forecasting

  • Presentations

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Strong Work Ethic

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.