Responsible for ordering of merchandise for the store/branch and monitor all merchandise consumption thereafter.
1. Merchandise Planning
Analyzes consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends.
Reviews performance indicators (e.g. sales and discount levels).
Writes reports and forecast sales levels on a weekly and monthly basis.
Gives directions on pricing and audit implementation in the stores.
2. Inventory Management
Manages timely entry and maintenance of purchase orders and final orders.
Tracks the status of requisitions, contracts, and orders.
Ensures availability and order of stocks proportionate to merchandise movements.
Checks merchandise received through MMS and confer with Merchandise Manager pending or undelivered POs for cancellation.
3. Vendor Management
Meets suppliers and negotiate terms of contract.
Maintains relationships with existing suppliers and sourcing new suppliers for future products.
Contacts suppliers in order to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problem
4. Team and People Management
Participates in promotional activities and works with Marketing Department to develop sales and advertising programs for merchandise.
Advises store managers regarding display and merchandising.
Gives feedback to Senior Merchandise Manager on respective category specialization during selection.
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
Sales Analysis and Forecasting
Systems skills (Merchandising system, Microsoft applications)