Visual And Creative Merchandiser- Womenswear

Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Closing date
24 Oct 2023
About the role:

At Next we have a fantastic opportunity for a Visual & Creative Merchandiser to join our Womenswear department. As a Visual & Creative Merchandiser you will be responsible for creating and maintaining a visually inspiring shopping environment for the NEXT customer focusing specifically on Womenswear. You will help to create Head Office VM Guidelines to a high level, supporting & developing store teams along the way.

We are looking for someone with a creative eye and the ability to communicate effectively, with a passion and genuine interest in Visual Merchandising. Retail VM experience is essential. This position is a full time / permanent contract based at Next Head Office in Enderby you will also be required to travel to stores when required. A uniform allowance and travel travel expenses to stores will be provided.

You will:

Manage the product layouts
  • Plan and implement visual merchandising phase changes inline with the mockshop critical path
  • Communicate with the Womenswear product team throughout the layouts
  • Creative input into the layouts and display equipment
  • Research and feedback ideas to enhance the layout, through merchandising and equipment
  • Work on projects to move the Womenswear department forward
  • Store opening support

Producing the Visual Merchandise Guidelines
  • Coordinate visual merchandise guideline packs for each phase
  • Communicate and write memos for stores
  • Point of contact for product teams and stores queries
  • Create a relationship and working with the Womenswear Product team

About you
  • Have excellent planning and time management skills
  • Experience working with Adobe Indesign and Photoshop
  • Have personal drive, motivation and resilience
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Be able to prioritise and work to tight deadlines
  • Be flexible to travel / stay away for short periods and work additional hours if necessary
  • Have experience of working with Womenswear product (desirable but not essential)
  • Have Visual Merchandising experience in a Retail environment


About Us
You know Next, but did you know we're a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We're the UK's 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we're the market leader. At the last count we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it's now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we've gone global!

About some of our Benefits
  • 25% off a huge selection of Next, Lipsy & Victoria's Secret products
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Subsidised restaurant, coffee shop and juice bar
  • Access a 24/7 digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking

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