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Visual Merchandiser – 12 Month Contract – Circa £30,000 plus bonus and benefits

  • Full Time
  • Harlow

We’re working with a global leader in the interior design sector on 12 month maternity cover position based out of their Head Office in Harlow, this is fantastic role for the right person, and a very important position for the commercial success of the business in the future. This global brand seeks a visual merchandiser to take their creative concept, adapt it where necessary and roll it out for more of their stockists in the interior design retail sector. They have excellent high end products and this role will be focused on ensuring that they are displayed and presented in the best possible way for their resellers and distributors to maximise their sales.

Candidates with standard visual merchandising/window display experience from low end retailers or FMCG will unfortunately likely not be suitable, as they are seeking a candidate that has experience and exposure ideally from the B2B visual merchandising/concessions market, or from a high end premium B2C brand. Applicants must come with experience managing new fit outs, ideally of fixed displays as this will be the key part of the role.

Essential experience

  • High end retail exposure either from B2B or B2C, where you have installed fixed displays with electrical elements
  • Some relevant design software experience in SolidWorks/CAD/Sketch Up, though similar experience in adobe creative suite will be considered
  • All applicants must also be able to provide a portfolio showing examples of their designs and finished work

This position is focused on taking their existing visual merchandising concept, and then working with their stockists to adapt it and ensure its suitability. Due to the nature of the industry they work in, their distributors have very different retail environments, some big, some small, some open and some very busy.

As a result of these varied environments, candidates must have experience and understanding of the whole process from speaking with the stockists, managing the procurement and design process, and then overseeing the install. As a result of the latter aspect you will be required to spend some time away in the UK from time to time, and the role itself will likely be 60% in the office, and 40% out with retailers.

As well as the fixed displays the role will support the exhibitions team, and work with retailers on seasonal adjustments and campaigns, to ensure the displays are adapted and take advantage of every opportunity.

This is a fantastic interim role at a world renowned brand in its sector. The company is easily commutable from locations such as Bishops Stortford, Harlow, Cambridge, St. Albans, Chelmsford, Cheshunt, Hertford, Enfield, London and Welwyn Garden City.

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