Visual Merchandiser (Maternity Cover Temporary up to 12 months)
Full-time, Competitive

Ref: 11554

Salary: Competitive

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Contract

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


Visual Merchandiser (Maternity Cover Temporary up to 12 months)

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 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 responsible for driving the most effective and profitable use of retail space. This role will cover all categories working alongside other departments and existing visual merchandising colleagues, you will develop customer focused Planograms for all our stores.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working within the Visual Merchandising Team reporting into Senior Visual Merchandiser, you will own 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 across various categories.
  • Always ensuring that relevant market research, customer and supplier data is fully utilised to maximise the effectiveness of the assigned project.
  • Using data enabler software, take ownership to 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, Macro Space 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.
  • Effectively manage allocated project space within our onsite Visual Merchandising Warehouse in line with safe operating procedures.

Skills / Competencies Required:

  • The successful candidate must have previous experience of carrying out a Visual Merchandiser or Space Planning role, 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 PC Skills preferably working knowledge of modern merchandising software packages 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 and is not afraid to deal with conflict or confront others when problems occur
  • The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is highly organised, happy to independently manage and prioritise workload across multiple projects.
  • They will be capable of making key business decisions and communicate them directly to the cross functional project team.
  • In this varied job role, the ideal candidate will enjoy the challenge of taking the lead in driving real innovation and change in retail, across a diverse range of project work, whilst keeping up to date with retail trends and activity, new equipment solutions and industry knowledge.
  • They will be highly organised, dynamic and flexible individual who thrives in a fast paced environment.
  • Be a key advocate and spokesperson to engage and present to wider business teams at all levels of management
  • Communicates simply and clearly to small or large groups, confidently challenges, negotiates and influences other decision makers
  • A mix of commercial awareness and creative flair is vital, understanding the impact and opportunities to enhance commercial results

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: 31-03-2020