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Merchandising Manager in Andover, MA at Accounting Now

Date Posted: 5/3/2019

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Job Description

We are looking for a Merchandising Manager to join the team of a rapidly growing company. The ideal candidate will have retail planning experience, have strong negotiation skills, and management experience. The chosen candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Create and develop merchandising strategies using resources such as historical data, market trends, and competition information.
  • Analyze historical data and department performance to recommend corrections and forecasting to result in financial growth
  • Manage assortments by category and channel, review for balance, manage all aspects of procurement and adhere to strategic objectives of the category.
  • Establish assortment line plan with cross-functional partners.
  • Partner with the Planners to develop open-to-buy within an assortment that supports the strategy of stock positioning for key categories, classifications, channels, climates and sizes.
  • Develop, train and support direct reports to ensure understanding and growth in business acumen and the customer.
  • Monitor and provide feedback on trends regarding high impact merchandise categories.


  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business or equivalent experience
  • A combination of education and relevant work experience will also be considered.
  • 3-5 years of buying and planning experience
  • Minimum 2 years of supervisory or management experience
  • Knowledge of retail planning and allocation
  • Strong financial, analytical and negotiation skills
  • Ability to mentor, train and develop
  • Occasional overnight travel

This is a full-time, direct hire opportunity, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. For immediate consideration, please call Samantha Murphy at 978-688-9003 or email