Merchandising Manager

The Merchandising Manager maintains a continuous and evolving merchandise program for the brands for distribution and maintains an effective and efficient merchandising policy and procedure to sustain a realistic but apt timetable for store distribution and acting pro actively to hasten merchandise movement and achieve the GP mandated by the management.


Merchandise Planning

  1. Formulates overall sales and product plan for the unit per category ensuring set targets are align with SBU targets
  2. Discusses and coordinates with brand person on expanding network of distribution for products
  3. Reviews and approves OTB/purchase budgets and guides merchandising team in formulating the detailed plans for the brands/products per category
  4. Ensures compliance to merchandising policies & procedures

Inventory Management

  1. Monitors inventory levels and undertake appropriate measures to ensure that inventory coverage is within mandated levels
  2. Analyzes product performance, presents evaluation results to Management and recommends effective resolutions for issues
  3. Discusses and coordinates with marketing department on promotions to improve product sell-through

People Management

  1. Initiates staff meeting with Merchandising Team to address concerns, communicate expectations, formulate strategies and assess the progress and timeliness of ongoing programs
  2. Monitors the compliance of staff to company policies
  3. Manages the operations of the merchandising department
  4. Trains new staff and evaluates their performances

Market Intelligence 

  1. Analyzes current market trends, consumer behavior, competitor product and pricing schemes through market visit, intelligence data and field reports from staff
  2. Attends trade exhibits and meetings with principals/suppliers as assigned

Monitoring and Control

  1. Approves all Purchase Orders ensuring that purchases fall within the set budgets and styles ordered and their prices are suitable for the local market
  2. Approves Price List prepared by ensuring that GM goals are met
  3. Approves any other pertinent documents and forms related to the department and its staff (i.e. Remittance Advice, Request for Payments, etc.)
  4. Ensures timely and accurate payment to suppliers
  5. Monthly review of sales & inventory performance per brand
  6. Submits and assess monthly purchase plan quantity to Supply Chain Head for warehouse capacity planning
  7. Submits monthly purchase plan value to AVP- Merchandising for budget monitoring and Finance Department for financial planning
  8. Ensures resolutions for the following are implemented
    • clearance of defective/obsolete items
    • reconciliation of merchandising initiated sale event sites
    • damage and shortage claims from suppliers

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  1. Educational Background: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, or any related course
  2. Work Experience: At least 5 years work experience in merchandising, marketing, and retail business
  3. Managerial/Supervisory Experience: At least 3 years in a managerial capacity

Preferred Requirements/Qualifications

  1. Oral and Written Communication
  2. Project Management
  3. Time Management
  4. Organization
  5. Leadership
  6. Interpersonal Relationship
  7. Analytical and Problem Solving
  8. Decision Making
  9. Financial Analysis
  10. Computer Proficiency (MS Applications, etc.)


Malate, Manila


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