Job Description

Merchandisers plan, coordinate and install promotional displays in retail stores. They install displays that follow seasonal change and current promotions offered by the retailer. They are responsible for the layout, display lighting and any other visual aspects of an in–store promotion.

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It is possible to work as a Merchandiser without formal qualifications, although completing a Diploma of Visual Merchandising or similar qualification may be an advantage. A strong interest in retail is beneficial.

Build your relevant experience in the retail industry in a Sales Assistant or similar role.

Consider completing a Diploma of Visual Merchandising or similar qualification.


  • Adaptable
  • Creative
  • Communicator
  • Dedicated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Innovative
  • Organised
  • Perfectionist
  • Persuasive
  • Thorough

Key Skills

  • Merchandising
  • Planograms
  • Retail
  • FMCG Industry
  • Drivers Licence
  • Customer Service
  • Hard Working
  • Positive Attitude
  • Seasonal Trends
  • Coordinating and installing displays

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;