There are probably more companies than I could retrieve that offer this position, my goal was to locate those who are looking for contract workers or those who work on their own schedules. There is a certain freedom that goes with working as a contractor–you totally control when you work and which assignments you accept….nothing like an employee!
What does a Field Merchandiser do?
Manage product displays as per the seasonal cycles and discount offers. Ensure that the store adheres to the merchandising standards. Supervise product display and shelving systems as per the store floor plan. Ensure defective or old products are removed and new products are properly stacked and displayed. Develop and install banners, posters, displays, flags, etc in the store. Work with supervisor to recommend store layout changes. Perform store inspections for any repairs, replacements, new installations, etc. Validate the product stocking, merchandising and display systems. Interact regularly with all store staffs to keep them informed about upcoming store projects and timelines.
What training is required to become a Field Merchandiser?
According to Study: Merchandising training is available at a multitude of 2-year and 4-year schools. Undergraduate degree programs provide training in sales and merchandising, consumer merchandising or merchandise marketing. It is possible to earn a degree up to the Master level.
Many of the jobs I located ask for experience of at least 1 year in merchandising, though there are also companies listed that do not ask for/require experience. As with most employment, those with experience will more than likely receive better pay.
What do Field Merchandisers Earn?
The BLS reports that as of May 2014, retail salespersons make a mean annual wage of $25,760. According to the BLS, the employment for retail sales workers is expected to grow 10% from 2012-2022.
Merchandisers are not only found in retail, they can be found in grocery and any other business that may want help with displays and relating with the client in a professional manner. Merchandisers are those who set up attractive/eye catching displays to introduce a product to the public.
Concluding Thoughts: Depending on the assignment(s), it does not appear that much training is needed to become a Field Merchandiser. The pay for this job does not seem to be much, keep in mind that I talk about ‘median’ salaries and not the highest pay. Good luck on your journey!
Acosta –Seeking Field Merchandisers in; Jonesboro/Little Rock-Arkansas, Jackson-Mississippi, Maitland/Clermont-Florida, Moline-Illinois, Westerville-Ohio, Birmingham, Alabama, Redding-California, Memphis-Tennessee, Raleigh-North Carolina, Allentown-Pennsylvania, Alexandria-Virginia.
Web Archive –Seeking Merchandising Coordinator/Visual Merchandiser. See site for locations. Seem to be across the USA.
AYSM –Seeking field Merchandisers in the following areas; Texas
Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kansas, New Mexico, Missouri, Iowa.
Resource Plus –Seeking Retail Merchandisers. Current opening for Live Goods Merchandiser (Nursery).
Creative Channel –Seeking TP-Link Brand Advocates across the USA. Please see site for specific locations.
A &A –Seeking Part-Time Retail Merchandiser. 1 year Retail Merchandising required. Reliable transportation, home computer, and smart phone required. Salary $17/hour. White court, Alberta-Canada.
HallMark –Seeking to fill; Retail Merchandiser/Alternate, Installation Merchandiser/Alternate. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Highschool Diploma/GED required. Please see site for further details. USA.
Mosaic –Seeking to fill Brand Ambassador positions across the USA.
Core Mark –Seeking Field Merchandisers across the USA.
Indeed –A job board with open Field Merchandiser positions.. Canada.
Jobs2Careers –A job board with open Field Merchandiser jobs across the USA.
Jobs Galore –A job board with open Field Merchandiser jobs.
Linkedin –A job board with open Field Merchandiser. New York.
Jobs Net –A job board with open Field Merchandiser jobs.
Retail Choice –Open Visual Merchandiser positions. London, Wales, Bristol, Manchester. Please see site for further location details.