BCBG, Forever 21, Coach, Marc Jacobs, Nine West, Buckle, T.J. Maxx, and Burlington Coat Factory, are just some of the hundreds of companies where FIDM Grads build careers in fashion merchandising.
"The program's great reputation in the industry leads our employers to our graduates to fill fashion marketing jobs. Retailers know that our Merchandise Marketing grads are top picks in an industry that is always on the lookout for talent."
-- Marlene Morbitt-Dunn, Merchandise Marketing Department Chairperson
Shop for the latest trends. As a fashion merchandise buyer, work closely with Planners and Allocators, Store Managers, and staff to select the merchandise sold in stores. Stay on the cutting edge of current and future trends by shopping the market and traveling to trade shows all over the world.
Bring your people skills and fashion know-how to the retail industry as you liaison between Manufacturers and Buyers. Oversee multiple retail accounts, show the line to Buyers, and provide updated fashion information and promotional tools for store personnel.
Make fashion your responsibility. Hire, train, and manage employees, track sales, and work directly with Account Coordinators and Buyers. This fast-paced career brings a variety of day-to-day responsibilities in a department or specialty store.
Get maximum exposure. Use strong visual presentation skills to merchandise a product line and be a liaison between Manufacturer and Retailer.
Display designer collections. Organize collections, show the line to Buyers, and handle various retail accounts. Manage costs and make sure the operation is profitable.
Make fashion your business. Use strong computer, math, and problem-solving skills to support a company's objectives, identify store trends, develop financial plans, and forecast future merchandise needs.
Learn more about Merchandise Marketing careers (also known as Fashion Merchandising careers) here.
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