National Graduate Week

Retail, buying and merchandising

Buying and merchandising jobs put you at the heart of a company and give you the power to directly influence trends and boost profit. 

Buyers decide what products should be sold and from where they are sourced from. Whether a supermarket stocks oranges from Spain or milk from a UK dairy farm, it will be the buyers who made the decision.

Merchandisers will decide how the products will be displayed and packaged. This has traditionally been in store, but this now includes decisions on how to present products on websites and in-app.