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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Visual Merchandiser Job in Kenya
Duma Works is recruiting a Visual Merchandiser for one of our clients; a leading regional retail chain store.
Visual merchandisers develop, deliver and communicate visual concepts and strategies to promote retail brands, products and services in-store, in catalogues or online. . It is their job to create eye-catching displays and they are sometimes known as window dressers.
Visual merchandising designers who work in head office collaborate closely with other departments to create annual visual strategies and promotional events in order to entertain, excite and maintain the interest of the target markets.
In general, activities may include some or all of the following:
Liaising with teams such as buying, design, merchandising and marketing to create design themes and plans, often months in advance, including window and in-store displays, signage and pricing concepts
Maintaining a budget and negotiating with suppliers of visual materials;
Working with architectural features of stores to maximise 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.
Potential candidates should ensure they understand the difference between visual merchandising, retail merchandising and shop-floor merchandising. The latter two are concerned with volumes and allocation of stock and its location and functional arrangement on the shop floor, rather than the visual and creative impact it makes. There are interfaces between the roles and teams may work closely together to achieve maximum sales and profitability.
Skills and Experience
You will need to show evidence of the following:
A talent for design, colour and style;
Creative flair and imagination;
Strong interest in current and future design trends;
Visual/spatial awareness and manual dexterity;
Effective communication and negotiation skills;
Engaging and working well with a range of teams;
Able to work with constructive criticism.
Above 5 years’ experience in visual merchandising
Creative & Design degree or qualification
Cover Letter and detailed CV are to be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org marking the subject as “2692”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2692 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.
Deadline for receiving applications: 30th March 2017