VISUAL MERCHANDISING CONSULTANT, RETAIL (12-Month FTC)

Recruiter
Gymshark
Location
London, England, United Kingdom
Posted
24 Dec 2021
Closes
28 Jan 2022
Ref
4010280101
Function
Marketing
Level
Manager
Hours
Full Time
OVERVIEW:


Gymshark are opening their first physical space in London with the goal of creating an interpersonal, world-class, shopping and brand experience. The 18,000 square ft store on Regent St will offer product, events and workouts; as well as community hangouts and conditioning experts. As a Visual Merchandising Consultant you will develop and implement the end-to-end VM strategy and will be pivotal in shaping the way in which both brand and product are showcased throughout the store. An incredibly exciting opportunity where digital meets physical and you will need to be comfortable challenging the retail norm.

Working closely with the store team in London, along with the Merchandising and Product teams in GSHQ, you will need to determine the best way to present our product in-store; whether that be on mannequins, in destinations or digitally displayed. You will organise the operations required to update the store for campaigns, events, and planned refreshes. Understanding how both new and returning customers like to shop is imperative and you will need to ensure that product is presented in a way that is visually appealing, accessible, and inclusive. With an eye for aesthetics, blended with commercial acumen; the ability to create stories whilst delivering operational excellence will be key to success in this role.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:

  • Create and deploy an end-to-end, scalable, VM strategy for the store and future stores.
  • Deep knowledge, understanding and experience of large scale, new store openings.
  • Become fully immersed in the brand and provide appropriate direction ensuring Gymshark comes to life in-store.
  • Create window and creative installations from brand or product direction within the store / events
  • Develop a modern-day customer retail experience throughout the store.
  • Responsible for planning and execution of visual merchandising updates within the store around campaigns, new product launches and adhoc events.
  • React to global, local, and hyper-local events and ensure these show up in-store.
  • Build, develop and manage a visual merchandising team within the store.
  • Knowledge share across entire store team and deploy best practice.
  • Work closely with the Training Manager to create and deliver visual merchandising training and product knowledge to the store team.
  • Work closely with Merchandising to ensure right product mix and inventory levels.
  • Work closely with Events to support with requirements of in-store events.
  • Work closely with Retail Ops to define store standards.
  • Responsible for content management of all digital displays and touchpoints. Ensure assets featured are relevant and considered, whilst technologies are functional.
  • Responsible for all props, mannequins, and physical displays. Ensure these are dressed appropriately and showcased in a clean, accessible manner for customers.
  • Maintain and account for all VM equipment and signage.
  • Support management in achieving store KPI's by maximising footfall and revenue.
  • Support with team presentation guidelines and ensure everyone is representing Gymshark in the appropriate way.
  • Host floor walks with senior management and store team.
  • Support initiatives outside of the store including events and pop-ups, if required.
  • Operate with Inclusivity at the core of all decisions.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Ample experience in a similar role, with focus towards visual merchandising
  • Knowledge of London and International markets
  • Technical knowledge in VM and store planning, showcasing analytical approach
  • Fitness, fashion and styling background is preferential
  • Outstanding communication skills and team player
  • Forward planning and time management
  • Analytical and commercially proficient
  • Up to date on latest trends
  • Eye for detail

This role is a 12-Month Fixed Term Contract role.

WE HIRE PEOPLE.

Real-life humans, each with their own unique set of thoughts, beliefs, cultures and identities with a background and body that is completely individual. Together, as unique individuals, we make Gymshark stronger.

If you're reading this, you're probably applying for or considering applying for a job with us, and we want you to know that Gymshark is an equal opportunity employer. For us, that means we always, and will always, strive to be as inclusive as possible in all aspects of employment and that we do not, and will not, tolerate discrimination of any kind.

ABOUT US.

We're here to unite the conditioning community. We believe that putting the sweat in today, prepares us for tomorrow. So, we give people the tools they need to reach further, go faster, be stronger. We celebrate those who show up - for themselves - to be their physical or mental best, whatever that means for them. It's what we want for our community, and our team. A team that's growing rapidly around the world. A collective of talented individuals working together to invent Gymshark's future. Our plans are ambitious, and we're looking for people who want to join us for the ride - our growth will be your growth.

In order to comply with PCI-DSS standards (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) which governs how we handle, store and access payment data, this position is subject to satisfactory results from necessary pre-employment checks, including a basic DBS check.

THE PERKS.

At Gymshark we believe in the importance of investing in our employees through their physical, mental, and financial health along with being able to provide some fun and inclusive perks along the way.

🏖 33 days holidays (including Bank Holidays) + your birthday
💰 Employer pension contributions up to 7%
🏋️‍♀️ Contribution to a gym membership
🦈 50% Gymshark Discount
🥇 Financial, Physical and Mental Wellbeing Support
🤒 Paid time off when you're physically and mentally unwell
🧸 Very Generous Family Leave package - we support you extending your family
💰 Bonus potential

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