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Visual Merchandiser

Head Office

Main Purpose:

Is the implementation of a to do list that is updated, feedback must be sent through every Friday morning so remaining elements can be finalized on Friday. A key aspect of the job is continuous follow up and ensuring implementation.


Key Results Area:

  • On-shelf Execution Excellence
  • Market Strategy and Planning
  • Key Accounts Management
  • Self-Management

Duties/ Job Specific Requirements:

  • Manage VM portfolio for temp/on shelf POSM.
  • Ensure consistent implementation of merchandising guidelines by AM’s
  • Ensure synergy between Visual department, Area manager implementation, Brand manager briefing.
  • Ensure implementation and correct ordering of current correct POSM, visuals, logo’s, shelf strips, tester stands.
  • Ensure database and updated distribution lists of all implementation POSM is maintained.
  • Defend shelf space and identify additional opportunities .
  • Identifying additional 2nd POS opportunities
  • Feedback on POSM improvements.
  • Develop Merchandising guidelines, planograms and implementation requirements.
  • Training and Development of AM’s regarding POS and guidelines
  • Ability to photograph and test out prototypes.
  • Monthly maintenance of visual library & monthly meeting with area mangers.
  • Efficient distribution of POSM.
  • Assistance with design of basic POSM
  • Lead for professional images in trade
  • Lead for warehouse management of POSM; Barcoding when required
  • Regular upkeep of POSM in the basement (warehouse vs basement)
  • Frequent maintenance and updates of brands database, example brand space in stores.
  • Coordination of International POSM from suppliers.
  • Follow up of implementation of ordered POSM (including tracking and tracking of POSM)
  • Accurate and sufficient SOH of POSM in the warehouse
  • Identifying any addition market opportunities and escalating
  • Competitor Feedback and response
  • Bi weekly visitation of markets
  • Monthly Planning
  • Response time to general communication/e-mails/queries/telephonic
  • Escalation of issues that cannot be resolved.
  • Escalation of build snags from AM’s to suppliers, with follow ups and final sign offs.
  • Executing 3 axe counter visual updates; briefing document, all communication required, approvals and sign offs.

Minimum requirements:

  • Proficiency in MS office and excel.
  • 2-5 years Visual merchandizing background.
  • Grade 12 matric pass.
  • Merchandising skill.
  • Design knowledge/work experience.
  • basic understanding of VM/visual/design.
  • Organisational skills and efficient time management.
  • Able to multitask .
  • Ability to work in a high pressure and in a fast paced environment
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good administration skills.
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • Creativity.
  • Ability to self manage, take initiative and run with projects.
  • Efficient time management.
  • Solid communication skills.

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