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Posts Tagged ‘careers’

by Mani

Another exciting career in the fashion industry is that of the Visual Merchandiser, whose role is to maintain a store’s visual appeal day to day, prompting sales and creating an enjoyable shopping experience. This could include styling mannequins, floor sets, fixtures and window displays to meet the company’s visual merchandising standards and directives. Sometimes a [...]

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by Mani

Another interesting career in the fashion merchandising industry is the Assortment Planner, also known as a Merchandise Planner. This role requires excellent analytical skills to monitor and evaluate the sales of a fashion company’s inventory to manage and develop merchandise assortment plans with the goal of maximizing sales, gross margin and inventory turn. The Assortment [...]

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by Mani

Before a fashion retailer opens its doors to the public, there is a tremendous amount of interior design and other types of planning that takes place. When major retailers like Kohl’s, Urban Outfitters and True Religion open a new retail location, they look to the Store Designer, or Store Planner, to oversee the store’s appearance [...]

Posts Tagged ‘careers’

by Mani

As mentioned in a previous post, the role of a buyer might vary based on the size and structure of the fashion business. Despite the size of the business… a buyer’s main role is to purchase merchandise that sells well.  So what are the major differences between a buyer’s career at a larger chain department [...]

Posts Tagged ‘careers’

by Mani

The role as a buyer sounds like a pretty glamorous position – attending fashion trade shows and runway shows, and basically shopping on the company’s budget. In reality, a buyer’s role – albeit fun and exciting – is a serious career that comes with a lot of responsibility and requires strong leadership, business and analytical skills.