Retail Merchandiser Skills List

Retail Merchandiser Skills for Job Applications and Interviews

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Here's a list of skills employers seek in the candidates they hire for retail merchandiser jobs. Skills will vary based on the job for which you're applying, so also review our list of skills listed by job and type of skill.

Retail Merchandiser Skills

A - C

  • Accuracy
  • Adhering to Deadlines
  • Affixing Price Tags to Items 
  • Arranging for Delivery of Goods
  • Arranging Point of Purchase Materials
  • Assembling Products
  • Attention to Detail
  • Auditing Retail Processes and Reporting Findings
  • Building Displays
  • Cleaning, Maintaining and Repairing Interactive Displays
  • Color Coordination
  • Compiling Activity Reports
  • Completing Training and Certification Programs
  • Computer
  • Coordinating Coupons, Stickers and Promotional Materials
  • Creating Planograms
  • Creating Product Displays
  • Creativity
  • Cultivating Positive Working Relationships with Store Employees
  • Customer Relations
  • Customer Service

D - M

  • Designating Use of Floor and Shelf Space to Maximize Sales
  • Detail Oriented
  • Determining the Best Timing for Seasonal Shifts of Merchandise
  • Displaying Signs
  • Driving Many Miles to Visit Stores
  • Fashion Sense
  • Flexibility
  • Following Planograms
  • Handling Criticism
  • Informing Store Managers about Issues and Progress Towards Goals
  • Implement Retail Schematics and Merchandising Materials
  • Installing Security Equipment
  • Inventorying Stock
  • Lifting
  • Maintaining Equipment
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Mechanical Reasoning
  • Merchandising
  • Multitasking

N - R

  • Negotiating 
  • Ordering Additional Merchandise
  • Organizational
  • Placing Sale Items in Strategic Locations
  • Planning
  • Prioritizing 
  • Problem Solving
  • Processing Product Recalls
  • Professional Demeanor
  • Project Management
  • Redistributing Shelves and Displays to Reflect Changes in Planograms 
  • Reliability
  • Reporting
  • Repricing Slow Moving Stock
  • Restocking Shelves
  • Revising Planograms

S - Z

  • Scheduling
  • Setting Up Interactive Demos
  • Sound Judgment
  • Straightening Shelves and Displays
  • Taking Direction from Managers
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Utilizing Hand Tools
  • Working Independently
  • Working Odd Hours

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