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Visual Merchandising Specialist – Operations needed at Pepkor Speciality

Job title : Visual Merchandising Specialist – Operations

Job Location : Western Cape, George

Deadline : April 07, 2024

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Qualifications    

  • Grade 12 Certificate/Matric
  • Relevant Tertiary education with communication & project management
  • DTP Programming knowledge would be advantageous.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience    

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Visual Merchandising role with a reputable branded retailer.
  • Exposure within a Merchandise environment (Buying/Planning/Marketing) & Store Development/Shopfitting environment would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of VM best practices & principles, techniques & VM trends as well as an excellent grasp of customer behavior. 
  • Knowledge of store design elements: fixtures & fittings, substrates, etc. 
  • Excellent Communication skills (English) written and verbal.
  • Excellent comprehension of the marketing strategies, branding, customer behavior & principles relevant to branded retailing as well as a practical grasp of the SA industry. 
  • Working knowledge of electronic and print communications. 
  • Excellent organizational, planning, project management & time management. 
  • Self-reliant and results-orientated 
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills & A strong creative flair
  • Effective problem-solving, ability to think out of the box
  • Practical thinking style 
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Project management
  • Work well under pressure & with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to translate VM specifications into specific store environments, displays & VM Manuals. 
  • Evaluate research, market conditions, competitor data & implement marketing plan alterations as needed.
  • Computer Literacy (MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint & Google Suite)
  • Basic Design Platform Literacy (Illustrator, Coral Draw, SketchUp, Photoshop)

Key Responsibilities    

VM Execution & Store Actions:

  • Responsible for execution of the Tekkie Town VM Strategy
  • Lead effective merchandising of stock to encourage maximum sales
  • Make recommendations to ensure what has been developed is the right look and feel to enhance branding and current signage in store
  • Promote healthy business relationships between Operations, Marketing & Divisions through constant alignment
  • Application of relevant interventions to be focused on ease of execution for store warriors & field teams

Manage Visual Merchandising Manual Process:

  • Research & offer practical/relevant solutions/advice to the internal stakeholders.
  • Liaising with internal & external stakeholders to produce & communicate the VM Manual 
  • Provide relevant and practical merchandising standards and guidelines to stores.
  • Manage the monthly promotional /VM bulletin process:
  • Participate in the creation of a VM Calendar as it integrates with the business Promotional Calendar 
  • Offer practical & relevant advice/solutions to internal stakeholder in support of user-friendly promotional guidelines and bulletins to stores.
  • Agile response to market trends & business needs
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to communicate and produce monthly Promo /VM manuals.

Promotional & Seasonal POS:

  • Create and manage VM Operational Plan in accordance with VM Strategy and report / monitor on an ongoing basis.
  • Manage delivery of the visual language for stores (existing and new) according to campaigns and seasonal VM strategies (POS, In-Store, Window Execution etc).
  • Liaison with Store design & Merchandise teams to translate approved concepts into VM stores and monthly plans and documentation including operational displays which are executable at store level.

Store Development:

  • Support with the drafting and execution of a VM overlay for store actions i.e. New stores, Revamps, Relocations, Enlargements, etc. 
  • Support in the execution of project rollouts, costings, distribution and closing the loop on such actions. 
  • Support & give input to R&D on F&F and VM assets. 

Governance:

  • Manage supplier relationships and contracts of VM suppliers – alignment on all parties.
  • Coordinate and facilitate roadshows and workshops to assist VM training into stores.
  • End to end VM process management.

Inherent job requirements:

  • Willingness to travel extensively.
  • Valid Driver’s license

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