Buying and Merchandising

A Typical Career Path for Buying and Merchandising Roles Within Retail

This chart illustrates a typical career path for a person within a retail organization who is currently in or about to take on a role in the Buying and Merchandising department. We provide the retail industry training to help you or your colleagues move up the various stages of the career path. Select the person icon to view the Martec recommended learning path for each specific role.


Induction Learning Path Clerical Support Induction Learning Path Merchandise Assistant Learning Path Assistant Merchandiser Learning Path Merchandiser Learning Path Merchandise Planner Learning Path Merchandise Planner/Manager Learning Path Visual Merchandising Planner Senior VM Planner VM Planning Manager Buying Assistant Assistant Buyer Junior Buyer Buyer/Senior Buyer