Visual Merchandiser (Trading Space)
B&Q
Store Support Office,B&Q House United Kingdom
12d ago

A good home for everyone. It’s what we believe in, and it’s what we make possible. From our Southampton Store Support Office, we equip our stores, our people, and our whole business with everything it takes to help our millions of customers create the homes they want.

Join us as a Trading Space Visual Merchandiser and you’ll help us speak to all these customers, all across the country. Role Purpose : To co-

ordinate the Visual Merchandising elements of the trading plan for each specific Trading area. To work closely with the Trade Planners in the Trading teams, the Visual Merchandisers and the planogrammers to bring to life all aspects of the trading plan.

Enhance the customer experience by ensuring the right products have the right space in our estate by working closely with the space analysis TSM’s. Role Objectives :

  • Responsible for the co-ordination of all Visual Merchandising aspects of the trading plan with support from the VMP team.
  • Define and continually update detailed principles for trading space visual merchandising using customer insight and your awareness of trends and how customers shop.
  • Ensure these principles are applied in product layouts and end set ups
  • Responsible for setting up all aspects of the trading plan in the onsite merchandising lab including volume, promo, campaign, category ends and lay flats and wire baskets, FSDU’s, checkout products and clip strips where appropriate
  • Walk, engage and present campaign set ups to wider commercial teams with support of the category trade planners.
  • Know and understand what trading, impulse and category end space each store has by maintaining a robust matrix for each respective trading area and working closely with the store planning team and other Trading Space Merchandisers.
  • Will work in a very close proximity with the trade planners in each of the trading teams to understand the line level detail and product nominations for each respective trading area and challenge where required.
  • Close working relationship with the campaign planogrammer and ability to share complex work in a simple fashion to ensure accurate planogram capture
  • Actively visit stores to follow in campaign activity as a trading space merchandising team to analyse, assess and improve output and build strong relationships with stores for real time feedback
  • Hold the category trade planners to account to deliver robust line level detail that is accurate and on time
  • Work within parameters of the campaign CPA ensuring all deadlines are met and the wider teams are supported
  • Be a key advocate and spokesperson about the importance of our store teams keeping to the plan and continuously gather feedback from stores about the merchandising of ends*you may be required to undertake other duties from time to time as we may reasonably require* Knowledge and Experience Required :
  • Fully able to use all Microsoft office packages to a high standard
  • Ability to Prioritise and handle multiple projects, working within strict deadlines
  • Experience of planning promotional activity within a retail environment
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and relationship building skills, working effectively across teams to deliver against company objectives
  • Presentation & Facilitation Skills
  • Working knowledge of IKB and JDA space planning is desirable but not essential
  • Demonstrable experience in one or more Visual Merchandising, Commercial, Store Operations or Store Design roles
  • Full driving licence and the flexibility to travel throughout the UK when required Communication and Working Relationships
  • Customer focused; understands the needs of internal and external customers, responds promptly and ensures the customer is at the forefront of their thinking.
  • Working with others; builds effective relationships with peers outside own team, recognised as a positive role model, understands the impact of their own behaviour on others and modifies accordingly, encourages the active involvement of others in tasks, meetings and problem solving, not afraid to tackle conflict or confront others when problems occur
  • Communicating; balances talking and listening in meetings, communicates simply and clearly, confidently challenges, negotiates and influences other decision makers, shares ideas and information with others
  • Problem solving and decision making; actively seeks and is open minded to ideas, makes decision based on factual information and evidence, resolves issues promptly but also allows others to provide solutions
  • Planning and delivering; understands and can describe how they or their team contributes to the functional strategy and plan, works hard to achieve or exceed targets and objectives set for self and team, allocates resources effectively completing priorities, maintains focus, energy and effort when under pressure
  • Driving change; identifies and actions on changes which could be made to improve results, actively supports others in dealing with change and reacts positively and quickly to changes
  • Development focus; aware of own personal strengths and developments needs, seeks and acts on feedback from others on own actions and behaviours, keeps up to date with current trends in their area of expertiseA good home for everyone isn’t just our purpose it’s also what we are.
  • As part of a great team, you’ll be supported to grow and encouraged to explore new directions within the business and the wider group.

    And, because you’ll be inspiring great things for our customers and the whole business, you’ll do work really worth caring about.

    We want to ensure that all employees, future employees and applicants to all Kingfisher companies are treated equally regardless of age, gender, marital or civil partnership status, colour, ethnic or national origin, culture, religious belief, philosophical belief, political opinion, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

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