Merchandiser Sample Resume

David Branham
1234 Red Hill St.
San Diego, California 64000
Home: 404-555-5555
Cell: 404-555-5556
Email: David_B@frontfocus.com

Objective
Seeking a merchandiser position in a company that will utilize my creative and analytical skills to ultimately drive sales and profit.

Qualifications Summary
  • More than 10 years experience in retail sales and store management.
  • Extremely strong background in all aspects of management including merchandising, budgeting, employee/customer relations, and scheduling.
  • Very dedicated to excellent customer service.
  • Strong background in office management and human resources.
  • Skilled in vendor relations, negotiation and coordination.
  • Able to work well with others and have always been a team player.  
Education
National University, San Diego, CA
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (July 1996)

Work Experience
Store Merchandiser/Manager: June 2003 - Present, Vons Co., Carlsbad, CA
  • Develop customer contacts, provide service to all customers for the location as needed, create business opportunities, write contracts, and execute any transactional activity.
  • Other responsibilities include: Maintaining and submitting neat and accurate reports in a timely fashion, including daily transmission of daily activity, presenting a courteous, friendly and helpful attitude to all customers, developing a good rapport with customer personnel, analyzing accounts with goal of increasing sales through in-store promotion or advertising, and adding additional product or equipment lines.
  • Store Manager duties include: Interview and hire new employees, write weekly schedule for 200 employees and oversee day to day operations, hold weekly department managers meetings and review sales, profits, scheduling, and plans for up and coming ads.
Retail Merchandiser: May 1998 - May 2003, Virginia Retails, Richmond, VA
  • Planned product ranges and prepared sales and stock plans in conjunction with buyers, analysts, stores, suppliers and distributors.
  • Maintained a comprehensive library of appropriate data.
  • Produced layout plans for stores.
  • Forecast profits and sales using computer programs, optimized the sales volume and profitability of designated product areas, planned budgets and presented sales forecasts and figures for new ranges, and controlled stock levels based on forecasts.
  • Analyzed every aspect of the best and worst sellers (e.g. the best selling price points, colors or styles) ensuring that sales were maximized.
*References available upon request.