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Job Title: Merchandise Associate

Job Summary: The Merchandise Associate will be responsible for assisting with the buying, merchandising, and inventory management of products for our retail store. This includes analyzing sales data, researching trends, and working closely with vendors to ensure that our store is stocked with the latest and most popular products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the buying and merchandising of products for the store
  • Analyze sales data and research trends to make informed buying decisions
  • Work closely with vendors to negotiate pricing and ensure timely delivery of products
  • Manage inventory levels and make recommendations for restocking or discontinuing products
  • Create and maintain product displays that are visually appealing and drive sales
  • Assist with pricing and promotional strategies to maximize sales and profitability
  • Provide excellent customer service by answering questions and helping customers find products


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience in retail or merchandising preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and inventory management software

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to climb ladders and reach overhead

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in a retail store environment
  • May be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • May be exposed to dust, fumes, and other irritants

Salary and Benefits:

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What is the best way to find and hire a Merchandise Associate near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Merchandise Associate applicants. Employers posting their Merchandise Associate job on Indeed get about 11 applications from that board on average.
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Can I use a different phone number to engage Merchandise Associate applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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