Overview

General Merchandise Department Operations
  • Ensure General Merchandise personnel are well trained and available when needed.
  • Design displays for merchandise, which are appealing to customers.  Make effective use of:
  • Fixtures
  • Wall Displays
  • Show Cases
  • Glass Cubes & Towers
  • Mannequins
  • Window Displays
  • Regulate seasonal promotions (i.e. holiday display themes, fashion shows, special events, etc.) and coordinate them with other departments.
  • Review all stock orders to ensure a fast moving balanced inventory of General Merchandise.  Coordinate orders with P&A manager, if possible.
  • Maintain sufficient quantities of stock to support demand and acceptable inventory turn ratio.
  • Assist staff when needed.
  • Become familiar and efficient with all phases of the computer system required for General Merchandise management, including generating and reviewing Inventory reports.
  • Supervise and maintain an accurate up-to-date inventory management & control system.
  • Establish procedures for ordering, receiving, logging into inventory, displaying, selling and restocking all merchandise.
  • Ensure employees keep all merchandise and displays clean, well dusted, and appealing to customers.
  • Set-up and maintain a smooth running, efficient, appealing retail environment for the General Merchandise department.
  • Purchase product assortments, gauge stock movement, and devise promotions, when necessary.