Delivering profit plans while executing company strategy requires a talented planning individual. It requires a thorough understanding of how each business metric interacts with one another. Add in cross-functional team buy-in, customer perception and loyalty, and a master merchandise planner is more than a number cruncher.
The online Merchandise Planning Course emphasizes the connections between the various aspects of a profitable business: sales, the customer, markdowns, inventory management, store productivity, and supplier capabilities. Dive in today.
To be a great retail buyer, you need to be a master of three skill sets:
- Product selection
- Business management
Connecting the creative aspects of buying with strong business acumen and relationship building skills is key to a successful buying career. It is the buyer’s responsibility to drive sales and profit while simultaneously identifying trends that will be important for the customer.
Travelling, editing product, managing profit, forecasting and selling are part of the job. Dive deeper and connect assortment planning, merchandise productivity, and vendor relationships. Pick up something new and enhance your business and career.