Responsibilities of a Merchandiser | Apparel Merchandising

A merchandiser has to deal with all the processes from the
receipt of the order to the shipment. But the fundamental responsibilities of a
merchandiser are as below: 

Role & Responsibilities of a merchandiser-Texpedia

1. To identify and analyze what the buyers want and execute
accordingly by proper communication with all the department involved. 

2. The prime responsibility of a merchandiser is to ensure the
on-time shipment along with the right quality. 

3. Merchandiser has to do costing based on the existing infrastructure,
quality norms and capabilities of the factory.

4. Merchandiser should convince the buyers to get the order
confirmed by developing and offering the right type of samples.

5.  Creating a Time
& Action (TNA) calendar is another important merchandising task to ensure
the proper execution of the order and do shipment on-time. 

6. To do shipment at the right time, at the right place and
the right cost is the ultimate target of a merchandiser. To do so they have to
be very careful about each and every process. Merchandisers have to update the
order status regularly to have a better hold on the schedule.

7. Coordinates and tracks the sourcing activities and make
sure that all the raw materials are delivered on time.

8. Identify the problems (if any) and cooperating the factory
(any department/unit) by providing suitable information and necessary support.

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