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Head of Store Design, Development & Merchandising

Job Title: Head of Store Design, Development & Merchandising
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East England,
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q100512
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 05, 2016 18:32

Job Description

Head of Store Design, Development & Merchandising

An industry leading UK retail brand is looking to hire a Head of Store Design, Development & Merchandising to head up a large change project that will form the basis of company-wide strategy for 2016/17.

Administratively based in London, but with a UK-wide remit, this role will be instrumental in a huge change program across the entire store network of 600+ units.

Your core responsibilities will be:

  • Working with the Space Planning and wider Commercial Category teams in developing commercially astute space plans
  • Developing new and innovative product display equipment, maximising ROI and utilising some of the most cutting-edge technology yet to be seen on the high street
  • Oversee the testing of new space plans and ensure that they are in line with the brand policy and health and safety standards
  • Developing a Visual Merchandising experience to rival the most advanced customer service interfaces
  • Provide and own the retail estates' strategic direction
  • Oversee a team of up to 8 people

This role has all the makings of a 'Head of' and the above roles and responsibilities are by no means exhaustive.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A flair for creativity and imaginative deisng
  • 360 design approach- Concept, development and delivery
  • Experience within a multi-site retail environment
  • Knowledge of space planning and merchandising software packages (Auto CAD etc.)
  • Successful background in space planning, merchandising and promotion
  • Superb influencing skills and a track record of influencing Director Level colleagues in a blue chip arena
  • Experience of working with retail based planograms
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

This is a truly exciting opportunity, and would suit a candidate with a passion for retail and a desire to be the best in a rapidly changing sector.

The salary for this position can stretch to £90k base, with 25% bonus, £7k car allowance and excellent additional benefits.

If interested, please apply today with the most up-to-date CV quoting reference number: Q100512

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.