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Fashion Merchandising Managers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Fashion Merchandising Managers keep abreast of the up-to-date fashion and quality requirements of the markets. They plan, approve and supervise the co-ordination and presentation of samples and quotations, and negotiate with buyers. They are also responsible for handling buyers' orders and liaising with appropriate departments to ensure prompt shipment of buyers' orders.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Trade Specific Competencies

Merchandising knowledge and skills

Fashion Merchandising Managers must be able to apply knowledge and skills in merchandising to meet the buyers' needs.

business and market sense

Fashion Merchandising Managers must have good knowledge in business and market sense.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • normally have a higher diploma or a bachelor's degree in merchandising management


  • at least 5 years' relevant work experience is required

Other specific requirements

  • willing to travel

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $8,000-$15,000

Monthly Salary $15,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$70,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Fashion Merchandising Managers travel to Mainland China and overseas may be required.


  • Computers with project management software
  • Photocopiers

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