- Liaising with teams such as buying, design and marketing to create design themes and plans, often months in advance, including window and in-store displays, signage and pricing concepts;
- Conducting research on current and future trends in design and lifestyle, and associated target market features;
- Meeting with business, sales managers and retail managers to discuss sales strategies;
- Identifying and sourcing props, fabrics, hardware and lighting;
- Maintaining a budget and negotiating with suppliers of visual materials;
- Working with architectural features of stores to maximize the available space;
- Using artistic skills or computer-aided design (CAD) packages, such as AutoCAD, Mockshop or Adobe Creative Suite, to create visuals and plans;
- Creating visual merchandising packs to communicate visual guidelines including layout principles, visual dressings and signage - usually applies to those based in a head office;
- Visiting branches to coach in-store visual merchandising or sales teams to interpret the guidelines and training them in the - execution of the visual concept;
- Assembling or dismantling visual displays in windows or in-store;
- Carrying out 'comp (comparison) shops' to maintain awareness of other retailers' visual merchandising concepts;
- Leading and motivating teams to complete displays to tight deadlines;
- Seeking feedback from colleagues and customers on the visual impact of displays and implementing changes.
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.