VISUAL ASSISTANT / EAST LONDON - Must have Matric, Valid drivers license and willing to travel extensively between stores
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 and to implement displays that show a flare for fashion and garment co-ordination in line with sales and seasonal trends.
Qualification in Fashion / Marketing beneficial
Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar capacity as A visual assistant (advantageous)
Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Outlook
Valid Driver’s License
FIXTURES | LAYOUTS | FLOWS
Assist with design of floor plans
Ensure shrinkage is minimised through strategically placed fixtures.
Fixtures/rails must be aligned to floor plan
Monitor adequate lighting to promote product and emphasize select product,
Identify primary/ secondary/ tertiary locations within the store and department areas and implement product flow principles
Maintain merchandise fixture inventory, monitoring functionality and report on store needs, sourcing materials where necessary e.g. models, props, equipment, signage, accessories, steam irons
Merchandising fixtures, rails and shelving are in good repair and clean
Floors, 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 product
Pelmets are tidy and/or appropriately merchandised.
Have a general understanding of the role, function and processes of the Buying Department
Assist with keeping the Merchandising Manual updated
Ensure that stores have a copy of Merchandising Manual and staff are familiar with it
Ensure merchandising principles are implemented and maintained.
Ensure all store management is taken through merchandising principles and correct utilization of space in line with key indicators
Create eye-catching focal displays.
Understand the Quality Assurance, address product quality issues, as well as soiled/damaged stock.
Oversee the housing of stock in stock rooms, ensuring that standards and principles are being maintained, and that the floor is sufficiently replenished.
Oversee that lay-byes, hangers and unused fixtures are correctly stored and addressed.
Report and address stock found in unauthorized locations
Ensure that all stock displayed on the floor is presentable, steam ironed, trims on garments are dressed correctly.
MARKETING MATERIAL | STORE SIGNAGE
Have a general understanding of the role, function and processes of the Marketing Department
Keep abreast of the Marketing calendar including rollout requirements, implementation of marketing elements and promotional launch dates – ensure implementation of directives.
Ensure that the Marketing Guideline document is updated, understood and implemented.
Report on condition and relevance if external, window and internal signage/marketing material
Contribute creative ideas and promotional strategies
Ensure implementation of Marketing directives in stores
Maintain standards for housing and address marketing material and signage that is not in use.
MIE, Credit Check
Salary: Market Related for East London
Application Process: Apply online or e-mail application CV with qualifications and recent head & shoulder photo to Solutions@workafrica.co.za, use “VISUAL ASSISTANT” in the subject of the e-mail. If you don’t hear from us within 3 weeks of your application, please consider your application unsuccessful
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