Merchandising Manager manages merchandising operations, develops and executes merchandising plans that will deliver volume and profit goals. Utilizes customer insights, consumer trends, buying patterns, sales and inventory metrics, forecasting, and competitive landscape to partner across functions like finance, buying, and marketing to develop effective plans. Being a Merchandising Manager identifies new suppliers and products that reflect consumer preferences and drive sales. Trains and coaches merchandising staff to ensure that the product assortment reflects branding, seasonal, and customer demand. Additionally, Merchandising Manager requires a bachelor's degree in marketing, merchandising, business or other related field. Typically reports to top management. The Merchandising Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Merchandising Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes.