Divisional Merchandising Manager manages a division's group of buyers who select merchandise for order, place orders, and are involved in inventory distribution. Works with buyers to review previous orders and to determine which inventory should be replenished. Being a Divisional Merchandising Manager researches new trends or advances in product lines to make appropriate buying decisions. May require a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Divisional Merchandising Manager typically reports to a head of a unit/department. The Divisional Merchandising Manager typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. To be a Divisional Merchandising Manager typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience.