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Date Added: Sat 14/10/2023

Merchandiser / Sr. Merchandiser (Expat)

Johannesburg, California, US
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: 10000 / monthly

Our client is looking for a dynamic and results-driven Merchandiser/Senior Merchandiser to join their team. In this role, you will play a key role in planning, sourcing, and managing merchandise assortments to drive sales and profitability. If you have a passion for retail, a keen sense of market trends, and the ability to execute effective merchandising strategies, we encourage you to apply.


  • Assist in merchandise plans for the category based on insights gained from merchandise mix, historical trends and future outlook projected by the brand.

  • Analyze store profile based on reports, including weeks of stock, merchandise sales blend, inventory by store grade.

  • Ensure effective in-season management (stock analysis and balancing, markdown management, stock vs. sale performance).

  • Plan merchandise mix for each store and complete initial product allocation to stores and reserve management based on pre-distribution.

  • Finalize seasonal assortment plan and size run book in collaboration with Sr. Merchandiser.

  • Monitor the product line, pricing and developments of competitor brands.

  • Ensure the ageing standards are followed and the stock turns are maintained as per the company policy.

  • Manage margin negotiations, orders, stock distribution and product selection.

  • Monitor and analyze both, the best sellers and slow sellers and take appropriate actions.

  • Keep a track of actual sales vs sales forecasts, inventory checks, forth coming events and address the replenishment needs of the stores on day-to-day basis.

  • Perform regular store visits and competition analysis, in collaboration with the Brand Manager and communicate findings to the Brand.

Key Skills:


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Knowledge of retail math and financial analysis.

  • Excellent negotiation and vendor management skills.

  • Proficiency in merchandising software and tools.

  • Creative thinking and an eye for product trends.

  • Effective communication and teamwork abilities.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic retail environment.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.



  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).

  • Proven experience in merchandising, product management, or related roles (2+ years for Merchandiser, 5+ years for Senior Merchandiser).

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