What does a Merchandise Coordinator do?

Merchandise managers control the sourcing, purchasing, and delivery of products within a retail environment. Large companies are often in charge of a single department and have a team of purchasing agents that work under them while merchandise managers at smaller companies perform almost all tasks. They usher their employer’s products from a supplier into a retail location and represent their employer during communication with vendors; they are responsible for maintaining a positive working relationship with all vendors and negotiating product and shipping prices and the evaluation of new vendors.

Merchandise managers are responsible for understanding the features and benefits of products and deciding whether the product is a hot seller for the target demographic. They also continually analyze key performance indicators to determine which products generate the most revenue and which sell less than projected. Merchandise managers need a minimum bachelor's degree in business, merchandising, marketing, or related fields.

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Merchandise Coordinator Salaries

Average Base Pay

$37,464 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$25K
Median: $37K
$57K
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Merchandise Coordinator Career Path

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Merchandise Coordinator Insights

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TargetTarget
General Merchandise Team Leader I
Sep 18, 2019

“Incredibly high expectations both for myself as a leader and what is expected from my team.”

Kohl'sKohl's
Assistant Merchandise Manager
Jan 15, 2021

“Management is out of touch to what the day to day of the individual contributors is.”

On Campus MarketingOn Campus Marketing
Director of Merchandising
Aug 5, 2020

“They provide professional and personal development.”

Sam's ClubSam's Club
General Merchandise Team Lead
Jul 16, 2021

“OVERTIME hours is not so good”

Karson TechnologyKarson Technology
Merchandising Manager
Jan 14, 2021

“great to work and opportunity”

HomeGoodsHomeGoods
Merchandise Coordinator
Jul 20, 2020

“Fun work and you get creative freedom”

Forman MillsForman Mills
Merchandising Manager
Oct 28, 2020

“Reasonable pay good deals not expensive.”

MichaelsMichaels
Merchandise Manager
Jun 30, 2021

“A bad store manager or district manager or both....they will expect you to do everyone's job.”

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