Roles and Responsibilities of a Garment Merchandiser

Roles and Responsibilities of a Garment Merchandiser:

An apparel merchandiser is one who has to communicate with a lot of departments for proper execution of an export order. For achieving healthy output from an export order, a garment merchandiser should make strong relationship with all the departments, which are mentioned in this article. An over view of roles and responsibilities of a garment merchandiser has presented in this article.

Roles and Responsibilities of a Garment Merchandiser:

An apparel merchandiser acts as a link with the buyer, various departments within the company and allied companies that help the garment merchandiser to execute the order. Allied company’s means embroidery, printing, fabric, accessories companies and job worker [factories for stitching]. These need not be in house, they can be out-sourced. It is essential for the apparel merchandiser to understand the input expected out of him to prove an asset to the company and make him successful in the carrier front.

The process flow of understanding the role and responsibilities of an apparel merchandiser is as given below. Garment merchandiser’s role is to oversee the order right from the time the order is received from the buyer till calculating the account profitability, shipment and getting the payment in the bank. To put it in a few words an apparel merchandiser analyses, plans, acquires handles and controls the entire order from start to finish.

An apparel merchandiser has to deal with various department for proper execution of an export order, which are mentioned in the following:

  1. Buyer,
  2. Sampling department,
  3. Production department,
  4. Quality department,
  5. Purchase department,
  6. Store department,
  7. E.D.P (Electronic data processing) department,
  8. Accounts department,
  9. HR (Human resource) department,
  10. Packing department,
  11. Shipping department.

Various types of roles and responsibilities of an apparel merchandiser has shown in the below by using process flow chart.

Flow chart of various roles and responsibilities of garment merchandiser:Flow chart of roles and responsibilities of garment merchandiser

Written By-Sangita Rawal

Sangita Rawal
Consultant and Merchandising Manager
Mumbai, India
Email: sangitarawal96@yahoo.co.in

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Mayedul Islam

Mayedul Islam is working as a Sr. Merchandiser in a reputed Buying House. He has great passion in writing different articles on textile and Garments specially on Merchandising and Garment Washing. Send email:mayedul.islam66@gmail.com

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