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Retail Merchandising Alumni

Below you will find a sampling of job titles for graduates from the Retail Merchandising major. Click on a link to read an alumni profile, including information about their current job and advice they have for students.

Please note that some alumni may have changed to new positions since completing their online profiles. We continue to offer their profiles as they represent the variety of rich entry level positions our graduates obtain.

Associate Buyer of Sweaters - Christopher & Banks
Associate Marketing Manager - General Mills
Merchandise Programmer - ShopNBC
Owner - SoHo Exchange, Inc.
Planner - Fresh Produce
Publisher - CanesTime
Retail Operations - L'Oreal Paris
Sales & Product Planner - ShopNBC
Visual Merchandiser - Lights on Broadway
Assistant Manager - COACH
Logistics Department - 3M 
Assistant Manager - Abercrombie & Fitch 
Consulting Analyst, Products-Consumer & Industrial - Accenture 
Merchandise Buyer - Advantage 
Captioning Assistant - Captel Inc 
Manager in Training - Ann Taylor
Store Manager - BCBG MaxAzria
Demand Planning Analyst - Best Buy Corp.
Store Owner - Bebi LLC
Floor Plan/Planogram Analyst - Best Buy 
Demand Planning Analyst - Best Buy
Senior Assistant Store Manager - Charlotte Russe
Assistant Buyer – Christopher & Banks Corp.
New Store Specialist - Diversified Distribution Systems 
Office Management - Fallon
Merchandising - Gander Mountain
Visual Merchandiser/Assistant Buyer - Insight on Broadway
Manager – Ivy Boutique
Marketing Coordinator - Jefferson Wells International
Product Development Coordinator - Jones Apparel Group
Manager - Lands' End
Case Manager - Linda A Stone, Esquire 
Assistant Buyer-Accessories - New York & Company
Department Manager - Nordstrom
Buyer Liaison - Nordstrom
Business Analyst - Macy's North
Merchandise Coordinator-Swimwear - Macy's North
Assistant Planner for Bass Basics – Macy’s North
Marketing Associate - Marshall BankFirst
Assistant Manager - Pier 1
Website Manager/Merchandise Assistant – Retail Associates
Business Development Representative – Rightnow Technologies
Visual Merchandise Specialist - Scheels
CEO – SOLO Jewelry
Buyer - Supervalu
Associate Product Manager - Target Corporation
Import Coordinator - Target Corporation
QA Coordinator - Target Corporation
Merchandise Coordinator – Target Corporation
Executive Team Lead-Softlines - Target Stores
Assistant Store Manager - Target
Entry Level Marketing - Team Enterprises
Business Analyst-Marketing Dept. - U.S. Foodservice 
Student Personnel Coordinator - University of Minnesota
Sales and Relationship Representative - Wells Fargo Financial
Merchandise Product, Specialist for E-Commerce - Wilsons Leather Corporate
Manager - Bebe
Branding Coordinator - Coolibar
Management Trainee - Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Assistant Buyer - Jenson's Department Stores
Assistant Store Manager - Kohl's Department Store
Merchandise Planner - Menards, Inc.
Merchandise Coordinator - ShopNBC
Team Development Manager - Target Financial
Principal Accounts Speaicalist - University of Minnesota
Sales Banker - Wells Fargo
Retreat Staff Apprentice - Youth Frontiers
Assistant Manager - Coach
Personal Shopper - J.Crew
Merchandise Analyst - Kohl's
Assistant Purchasing Buyer - Rivers End Trading Company
Business Analyst- Target
Executive Development Program Trainee- Macy's
Business Analyst- Perficient
Program Coordinator (Visual Merchandiser- Maingate Inc.
Product Coordinator- ShopNBC
Customer Account Specialist- Luggage Pros
Merchandise Coordinator- ShopNBC
Visual Merchandiser- Forever 21
Product Development Assistant- Chamilia
Quality Assurance Assistant- Li & Fung
Merchandising Specialist- Totally Kids Interior
Merchandise Assistant- Gander Mountain
Owner/Manager- Out of Town
Assistant Buyer- Bon Ton
Merchandising Analyst- Luggage Pros
Project Manager/Owner- Secret Fashion Agency
Business Development Manager- Clearfield Inc.