Visual Merchandiser

Visual Merchandiser

Headhunters | Gqeberha, EC, ZA

Posted 21 days ago

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Our retail client in the Home Decor space, based in Port Elizabeth, has a position available for an experienced Visual Merchandiser. The main responsibility of this position is to ensure that the shopping experience is further enhanced for the customers, by maintaining an organized, visually appealing and welcoming store environment. Reporting to the Showroom manager whilst getting direction from the Head office Visual Merchandising team. Great attention to detail is required. Responsibilities:Ensure a high standard of visual merchandising in line with the company’s vision and brand identity in the respective store.Ensure that a high standard of housekeeping is maintained in store, working with store manager and other store employees.Doing floor walks 3 times a day. Consistently achieve the ongoing installation and dressing of the required merchandising plan within the prescribed time frame, which will involve working with the basement team and will include some lifting, carrying etc.People skills to oversee basement staff assistance, ensuring that all tasks allocated are completed professionally and on time.Merchandising monthly promotional settings according to the company’s design directives. Ensure aggressive replenishment of homeware/furniture.Constantly checking stock levels of homeware in cage and not on the shop floor to ensure items are urgently replaced.Be involved in stock takes if required.Ensure ongoing maintaining/updating of the furniture display settings and homeware shelving/tables as per last floor/setting changes and/or directives from Head office. Assist customers and maintain a professional approach, selling when required.Work as a member of the store team assisting colleagues whenever you have opportunity and available time to do so.Ordering the correct flowers and plants for the store(s) timeously, and within the set budget.Ensure required photos of shelving/settings are sent timeously and without exception to the merchandising department.Assisting in receiving, unpacking and checking in of homeware when relevant basement team member not available or high stock volumes are received.Be aware of new product arrivals and lines to be discontinued and plan for this in advance with Head office.Maintain superior product knowledge. Requirements:This position requires education to at least Matric level (ideally a post Matric diploma in Interior decorating field). a minimum of 3 years' experience in a similar role and environment/brand.A good eye for furniture settings and homeware and be creative.Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of company and merchandising policies and procedures as well as an understanding of how a retail outlet or store operates.Strong administrative skills and excellent product knowledge.A valid driver’s license and own reliable transport. Behavioural Competencies: Demonstrate a creative, positive, hands-on, can-do attitude, and pro-active ability.Take responsibility for their work.Be a team player.Have above average customer relation skills. Able to work well under pressure, manage the floor and other priorities on an ongoing basis. If you are not contacted within two weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful.