Junior Visual Merchandiser
Full-time, Competitive

Ref: 11553

Salary: Competitive

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


Junior Visual Merchandiser

This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for a company voted 5th in the Great Place to Work (Best Large Workplaces) awards 2017, and Number 15 in Europe! Our business is fast-paced, innovative and fun. We truly believe it’s our people that make the difference.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic Junior Visual Merchandiser to join our Support Office team in Handforth to engage and inspire our customers, in an exciting time of fast paced range and store change. Reporting into the Senior Merchandiser you will be a supportive role, covering all categories working alongside other departments and existing visual merchandising colleagues, to help develop customer focused Planograms for all our stores.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working within the Visual Merchandising Team you will support the production and maintenance of Planograms using our Spaceman Merchandising System.
  • Guided by our Pets at Home Merchandising Principles you will apply a creative, customer focused approach to producing all new merchandising plans.
  • Always ensuring that relevant market, customer and supplier data is fully utilised to maximise the effectiveness of each Planogram.
  • Review and interrupt internal sales & profit data to support intelligent decision making across all Planograms to maximise their commercial return.
  • Working within tight deadlines you will work alongside Buying, Marketing, Supply Chain, Development and Retail department colleagues to produce high quality Planograms; taking input from numerous business metrics to develop the best merchandising solution for our stores and customers.

Skills / Competencies Required:

  • The successful candidate must ideally have previous experience of working within the retail sector, ideally gained within a leading UK retailer.
  • They must have experience of using 'Micro-Space Planning' software such as Spaceman, JDA, Galleria, etc.
  • The successful candidate must have good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and be comfortable with spreadsheet and data manipulation.
  • The successful candidate will be a strong team player, who is able to form positive, productive working relationships within a fast paced retail environment.
  • The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is happy to independently manage workload within a project group.
  • Communicates simply and clearly to small or large groups.
  • In this varied job role, the ideal candidate will enjoy the challenge of driving real innovation and change in retail, across a diverse range of project work.
  • They will be a flexible individual who thrives on fast paced change.

The Benefits:

  • Competitive salary plus bonus
  • 33 days paid annual leave (including bank holidays).
  • Birthday Leave - 1 day extra leave to celebrate your Birthday!
  • The option to buy extra holidays
  • An extra days holiday when you become a new pet parent (Dog/Cat/Horse)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Colleague Discount- 20% discount for you (plus one family member). This can be used in Pets at Home Stores, Groom Rooms, Companion Care Veterinary Services, and Pet Plan Insurance!
  • “Treats” benefits- an online range of offers and discounts which are available exclusively to Pets at Home Colleagues
  • Life assurance
  • Contributory Private Health Care
  • Charity Leave- You are entitled to have one paid day’s leave each year to work for your favourite animal related charity.
  • Celebrating Special Celebrations? You’ll get 1 extra week off and a gift to celebrate your wedding or civil partnership, and a gift from us if you are expecting or adopting a baby!
  • Free Car Parking
  • Free Gym
  • Colleague of the Month Awards
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

*If you haven't heard back from us within 2 weeks, please assume that unfortunately on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful*

Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 22-10-2019

Expiry Date: 31-01-2020