An International Merchandiser must have a good understanding of trading elements within the Merchandising sector of retail. This means they will usually work alongside other staff from different departments, such as Buying and Design, in order to develop a collection that achieves the aims of the company. The International Merchandiser must have good analytical and communication skills in order to pinpoint best selling products and discuss this with colleagues from overseas to drive sales and increase profits. In some cases, the post holder will work with departments from within the company, as well as partners overseas to complete product planning, as well as other stages of the critical path.
- Some employers may prefer a Degree for this role, although many recruiters generally agree that first hand experience in the workplace is invaluable.
- For many, the ideal candidate would have previously held a role as International Merchandiser or will be an established Branch Merchandiser, although requirements always vary between employers so this should be verified before application.
- International Merchandisers must display good business and marketing skills, as well as an eye for detail and a brain for sales figures.
- Salaries for an International Merchandiser can range from £35,000 to £55,000. Level of experience is often a contributing factor for salary levels in this sector.