A Junior Merchandising Manager in the retail industry is responsible for assisting the senior merchandising manager in planning, developing, and implementing merchandising strategies to increase sales and profitability. They work closely with buyers, suppliers, and other departments within the organization to ensure that products are sourced, displayed, and marketed effectively. The role requires a strong understanding of consumer behavior and market trends to identify opportunities for growth.
The Junior Merchandising Manager is also responsible for analyzing sales data to monitor product performance and make recommendations on pricing strategies, promotions, and inventory management. They must have excellent communication skills to liaise with internal teams as well as external stakeholders such as vendors or marketing agencies. Additionally, they may be involved in visual merchandising activities such as creating displays or arranging products on shelves to enhance customer experience. Overall, a Junior Merchandising Manager plays a critical role in driving revenue growth by ensuring that products are available at the right time, place, price point while meeting customer needs.