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Fashion Merchandiser Resume

The fashion merchandisers work closely with fashion designers and have a very good knowledge of cloth quality and history. They make fashion designers' concepts a reality. They take the target demographic area into consideration to plan out a strategy for mass production of the same fashion pieces. They have to negotiate deals with third parties regarding cloth materials and bulk quantities they want to buy on a large scale. It is their job to manufacture the fashion items in the lowest cost possible, so that the profit is maximum.

Good communication and researching skills are a must for a person applying for this position. They should be good at researching, as they need to perform it constantly to stay up to date with the changing trends and demands of the market. They analyze the historical data and provide a forecast that helps greatly in the selling of products correctly and earning major profits from the same.

A person needs to have completed his graduation in fashion designing and must have at least 2 years of relevant experience to be eligible for this job position.

Resume Example

Reginald K. Carr
583 Chatham Way
Washington, MD 20005
Phone: 240-724-1963

Career Objective:

To work in a reputed organization as a Fashion Merchandiser, using my skills and natural talent in merchandising fashion items for the profit of the organization and my professional growth.

Professional Summary:

3 years of field experience as a Fashion Merchandiser.

Key Skills:

  • Good communication skills
  • Good marketing skills
  • Good managerial skills
  • In-depth knowledge of the fashion merchandising industry
  • Good in handling large teams
  • Good with staff management
  • Proficient with computer operations and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Good eye for detail and excellent knowledge about fabrics and fashion history
  • Excellent time management skills

Educational Qualification:

  • Master's Degree in Fashion Designing: NEXT School of Fashion Design, Rosedale, MD (April, 2008 - April, 2010)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Designing: NEXT School of Fashion Design, Rosedale, MD (April, 2005 - April, 2008)
  • High School: Saint Jude's School, Wheaton, MD (March, 2005)

Professional Experience:

Fashion Merchandiser: HiDesigners Pvt. Ltd., Baltimore, MD
(April, 2012 till date)


  • Supervising a team of 10 fashion designers
  • Delegating tasks of researching and performing online surveys to the staff for staying up to date with the current market trends and finding out market demands
  • Planning and coordinating duties of researchers and other staffs according to schedule
  • Working with fashion designers for new designs and planning out production strategies
  • Planning out marketing strategies for new fashion products to be launched in the market
  • Attending press conferences related to fashion
  • Negotiating deals with third parties for ordering cloth materials in bulk
  • Hiring staffs and tailors for producing clothes as per special orders or other specifications
  • Supervising the machine department, ensuring that all the machines are in working condition and have been regularly serviced
  • Providing daily reports to the higher management for analysis
  • Maintaining the attendance record to avoid any staff payroll conflicts
  • Training new fashion merchandisers with the daily work flow and the latest strategies being used

Fashion Merchandiser: Fashion Tech Designs Pvt. Ltd., Baltimore, MD
(April, 2010 to March, 2012)


  • Managing a team of 5 fashion merchandisers and 10 fashion designers
  • Conducting market research for finding the latest technologies and trends being used in the fashion business
  • Managing contracts from clients and maintaining a database for the same
  • Recruiting new staff members to help with the reporting and researching procedures
  • Working with fashion designers and fashion marketers to work up the strategies to the best to publicize new launched products in the market
  • Providing monthly feedback on the performance of staff and fashion designers
  • Coordinating with contractual laborers and freelancers
  • Conducting workshops on time saving techniques and different production work flows
  • Arranging and managing monthly seminars to promote staff awareness
  • Negotiating deals with third parties regarding raw materials and transportation
  • Making sure that proper communication is maintained amongst all the departments


  • "Best Fashion Merchandiser" - Awarded by the staff for the month on July, 2013
  • "Best Fashion Merchandiser" - Awarded by the deputy manager for exceptional performance


Name: Rudy E. Ross
Designation: Deputy Manager
Organization: HiDesigners Pvt. Ltd., 4300 Wilson Blvd. Ste. 200, Baltimore, MD
Phone: 218-562-3276

Name: Laura D. Hughes
Designation: Senior Manager
Organization: Fashion Tech Designs Pvt. Ltd. 340 Plus Park Blvd., Baltimore, MD
Phone: 724-382-0519

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