We surveyed 3,121 merchandisers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical merchandiser. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a merchandiser?
Working as a merchandiser typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a merchandiser?
A career as a merchandiser typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a merchandiser?
It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a merchandiser. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for merchandisers.
Do merchandisers work full-time or part-time?
62% of merchandisers work in full-time roles while 38% work part-time.
Is being a merchandiser stressful?
Merchandisers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a merchandiser?
Organization is considered a very important trait for merchandisers, and is critical to success in the field.
How competitive is the workplace for merchandisers?
Competition at work is not common for merchandisers.
Does being a merchandiser require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Merchandisers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.
Are merchandisers allowed to express themselves creatively?
Merchandisers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.
Do merchandisers have control over the direction of their work?
Merchandisers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a merchandiser physically demanding?
Being a merchandiser may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.
Are merchandisers exposed to a wide variety of work?
While sometimes repetitive, merchandisers tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.
Does being a merchandiser require attention to detail?
As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for merchandisers.
Does being a good merchandiser require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a merchandiser.