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Head of Merchandise Buying/GMM Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$216,764 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Head of Merchandise Buying/GMM is $216,764 a year and $104 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Head of Merchandise Buying/GMM is between $147,306 and $273,443. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Head of Merchandise Buying/GMM. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Plans, implements, and directs merchandising policies and programs, and coordinates merchandising activities in wholesale or retail establishment.
  • Heads and controls selection and pricing of merchandise, and directs buyers in the purchase of supplies for resale.
Head of Merchandise Buying/GMM Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Purchasing Managers

Job family population: 70,430

Estimated population of Head of Merchandise Buying/GMM jobs: 1,243

Rate of error: 0.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Head of Merchandise Buying/GMM Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Temporary Merchandise Assistant
Apr 18
Westchester, USA
Follett Corporation
Supports bookstore merchandise needs in the purchasing process of General Merchandise Course Related Supplies categories. Closely supports buyers and planners and acts as a liaison among stores ...
Head Womens Cross Country Coach Campus Northwest - Gary
May 18
Gary, United States
Indiana University
Recruit quality student athletes as members of the program. Ensure facility is ready for all home contests. Maintain equipment and repair as needed. Assist with merchandise and gear orders to ...
Senior IT Category Buyer - Global Health Industry Leader
Mar 1
Riverwoods, IL, USA
Talent Solution Partners
Reporting to the Head of Procurement, the Senior IT Category Buyer will execute and implement effective procurement strategies for indirect IT category goods and services. The position will develop ...
Merchandising Internship
May 3
Vernon Hills, IL, USA
American Hotel Register
Likely projects include, material data clean up, assist in development of Buying Guide along with assisting with showroom updates. Responsibilities: Work with Merchant team and supplier on material ...
Assistant Merchant - Patio & Decor
Apr 18
Oak Brook, IL, USA
Ace Hardware
The position is designed as a support role, as well as development step in all aspects of the buying department to prepare a candidate for full category responsibility as an associate merchant in 2 - ...
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