Parker Avery worked closely with the client to design, develop and deliver a comprehensive merchandising training program, which successfully incorporated retail industry best practices and insights.
The training program was position-specific focusing on the responsibilities of buyers, planners, replenishment and allocation roles, as well as emphasizing the importance of team collaboration. Content areas included buying, planning, product selection and visual merchandising; key topics included “Big Idea” methodology and “The Art of Vendor Negotiations.”
The program also included extensive content around retail math and its importance in daily merchandising tasks.
Key project activities included the following:
- Defined the training curriculum
- Developed detailed training content
- Conducted instructor-led training for the client’s entire merchandising department
- Conducted and assessed a post-training survey to capture participant feedback