Buyers source, develop and introduce new and existing products to match the needs and wants of consumers. Buyers are essential to retail, and can make or break a company, so a firm grasp of numeracy, logic and decision-making skills are required.
Retail Merchandisers are mainly focused on the financial side of their departments predicting profits, which products will drive sales and which products should be introduced to support growth. A firm financial grounding and understanding along with analytical and business skills will stand you very good stead for a career in this area or retail.
Looking for a career which is hands-on, people focused and has a high level of responsibility? Retail Management involves running retail operations - at every level. You’ll need to be decisive, understand strategy, know what motivates people and be locationally flexible.