Top Merchandising Executive oversees, plans, and directs all aspects of a retail organization's merchandise buying activities. Establishes product assortment strategies to meet customer demand and maximize sales and profits. Being a Top Merchandising Executive may be responsible for establishing guidelines for merchandise pricing and markdowns. May be responsible for managing supply chain and vendor relationships. Additionally, Top Merchandising Executive requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Top Merchandising Executive manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Top Merchandising Executive typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience.