As a merchandising supervisor, are you able to achieve productivity in the daily activities? Read this article and discover the top aspects of an effective merchandising supervision!

In this article, we are going to talk about the things that one manager responsible for the merchandising team should find in its team and in the daily routine activities! If you are a merchandising supervisor, you should ask yourself whether or not you are able to achieve productivity in daily activities! In order to do be good at your job, you need to learn how to properly manage these 3 areas of professional expertise:

  1. Knowledge itself
  2. Know-how
  3. Know-how to relate

All of these 3 things are equally important to complete the job properly. And here are the top aspects of an effective merchandising supervision:

  • Personal presentation skills: A fundamental aspect and pretty essential for your hob. In order to be able to supervise merchandisers, you need great personal presentation skills as you will be visiting the client’s stores, you will be at the point of purchase, and you will be meeting with consumers and clients. A professional appearance will earn you the respect of those you are managing and supervising.
  • Human relations skills: The ability to relate with other people, to treat each and every member of your team with professionalism, kindness, and respect, and to avoid getting too personal with someone is really important. Having human relations skills will help you create a healthy relationship with your clients and your personnel.
  • Teaching skills: As every supervisor and manager, you will have to deal with people who are learning your profession, meaning you need to be own training and teaching skills and you need to know how to convey your knowledge to your students.
  • Enjoy what you do: Regardless of what you are doing, you need to learn how to enjoy it. Make clear with yourself that this is the professional you like because if you are undecided or confused about it, you will not be able to concentrate on your work and get the results you want. This is a demanding career and you need to get ideas and be innovative if you want to be productive and effective.

Be prepared and always do your own research, keep notes and tracking your daily supervision, and keep a good communication with your superiors! That is the secret of an effective merchandising supervision!