VISUAL ASSISTANT

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VISUAL ASSISTANT – The successful Candidate will assist the National Visual Merchandiser to fulfil the support function for all stores nationally. There are currently 89 stores and increasing at a rapid pace. The position can be based at East London Head Office, alternatively if successful Candidate resides elsewhere, travel will be required to East London every 2nd week for 2 or 3 days, willingness to travel. Applicants MUST have Clothing retail experienceJob Purpose:To contribute creative thoughts to promote products, conceptualize and implement focal statements to store operations. Attract customers by creating impactful displays within marketing and visual guidelines to increase sales. Work as part of a team and groom staff to ensure a high level of attention to detail is applied in stores. Ensure deadlines are met in accordance with directivesRequirements:Matric/Grade 12Qualification in Fashion / Marketing would be advantageousMinimum 3 years’ experience in a similar capacity as A visual assistant (advantageous)Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint & OutlookValid Driver’s License CompetenciesStrong Leadership/People Management skillsExcellent decision-making abilityStrong analytical skillsExcellent time managementTeamwork orientationAbility to work under extreme pressureBe flexible and adaptable to changeExcellent verbal and written communication skillsStrong business acumen and understanding of business financialsKey AccountabilitiesFIXTURES | LAYOUTS | FLOWSAssist with design of floor plansEnsure shrinkage is minimised through strategically placed fixtures.Fixtures/rails must be aligned to floor planMonitor adequate lighting to promote product and emphasize select product,Identify primary/ secondary/ tertiary locations within the store and department areas and implement product flow principlesMaintain merchandise fixture inventory, monitoring functionality and report on store needs, sourcing materials where necessary e.g. models, props, equipment, signage, accessories, steam ironsHOUSEKEEPINGMerchandising fixtures, rails and shelving are in good repair and cleanFloors, walls, windows, mirrors are in good repair and clean.Correct hangers are in use, in good repair and clean.The floor is clear, except for appropriately merchandised productPelmets are tidy and/or appropriately merchandised. PRODUCT MERCHANDISINGHave a general understanding of the role, function and processes of the Buying DepartmentAssist with keeping the Merchandising Manual updatedEnsure that stores have a copy of Merchandising Manual and all staff are familiar with itEnsure merchandising principles are implemented and maintained.Ensure all store management is taken through merchandising principles and correct utilization of space in line with key indicatorsCreate eye-catching focal displays, assisting in the installing and dismantling of displays.Understand the Quality Assurance, address product quality issues, as well as soiled/damaged stock.Oversee the h

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