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Visual Merchandiser

The Bicester Collection
Bicester, GB, OX26 6WD
Closing date
23 May 2024

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[Visual Merchandiser - Bicester Village - Permanent/Full Time]

Something Extraordinary Every Day™

As our Visual Merchandiser, you will present a high and consistent standard of all the visual and floor displays within the Village by working effectively with the local teams to maximise guest interests and sales at the Village.

What you will be doing

  • Act as the key liaison and contact person for any creative goals or actions in the stores, both in-store and in the window displays
  • Take an overall view of the Village retail and marketing calendar and coordinating proactive action accordingly.
  • Support any merchandising action or installation as requested
  • Work in the village on window merchandising and in-store merchandising for a better appeal and product presentation
  • Support the stores and the retail team with research on trends and seasonal ideas on how to increase customer interest and sales, and apply theories in store
  • Analyse how visual presentation can impact sales and search for new trends and inspiration to make our visual message stronger to our guests
  • Ensure the signage is coherent and develop new ideas with the Visual Merchandising team
  • Assist in the development and continuous improvement of training seminars for brands on best practices, trends, tips and the Village's retail or marketing calendar to achieve consistency across the Village and enhance the visual merchandising knowledge of the stores
  • Train the store managers to maintain a good visual standard in windows and on shop floors by providing clear guidelines and objectives
  • Provide the Retail and Group Merchandising Directors with thorough sales analysis

What makes you special

Every colleague is an entrepreneur at heart and this drives our organisational culture, which values invention, innovation and risk taking. To be successful with us, you'll have:

  • Proven experience in a visual merchandising role with luxury brands or for department stores
  • Computer literate with high proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Knowledge of principles of providing an excellent customer experience
  • A good understanding of the principles for displaying, promoting, and strategically selling products and services
  • Passion about fashion with sound understanding on current market trends
  • Analytical skills and techniques to assess customer needs and evaluate satisfaction
  • Able to work well with all levels across the business and customers with a creative and open minded capability to adapt to a fast pace environment

There's no one quite like us

The Bicester Collection are the worlds' leading luxury shopping destinations, and we are committed to creating magical and memorable experiences for our guests. Taking the name of the founding Village, The Bicester Collection distinguishes the 11 Villages in Europe and China as one collection of destinations for our guests, our brand partners, our travel and tourism partners, our corporate and financial media, and our internal teams.

Our Vision is to be the best shopping destination in the world. Our Mission is to make the lives of others better - our brands, our guests, our people and our communities. Our Brand Promise is to offer something extraordinary every day. Our Five Values are the glue that bind us together and allows us to lead ahead:
  • Authenticity - Always do the right thing
  • Innovation - Think outside of the box
  • Passion - Do what you love and love what you do!
  • Critical Thinking - Challenge the obvious
  • Vision - Be mission driven always

Why we're exceptional

The key to our success is the quality and commitment of our people. To work in one of the teams at any of the Villages is to play an active role in redefining both the art and the science of retail. This creates a dynamic approach that underpins our ability to anticipate future trends in a fast changing world. In return for your Authenticity, Critical Thinking, Innovation, Passion and Vision, you'll receive a generous salary and we'll also reward you by:

Looking after you: You're entitled to 25 days of annual leave (plus UK Bank Holidays) and your birthday off, plus extra leave if you are getting married or moving. We provide above industry average life assurance cover, income protection, pension, personal travel insurance, dental and eyecare, private healthcare, access to a virtual GP app, Employee Assistance Programme, cycle to work scheme and flu vaccinations

Treating you: Discounts throughout our villages, discounts with other retailers (known as My Choices) and a very generous employee referral bonus

Championing you: You'll be working within a creative and collaborative environment like no other, with the opportunity to develop your professional and personal skills while advancing your career

Come and live your story with us

The key to our success is the quality and commitment of our people. The Bicester Collection is made up of 1,200 colleagues of 50 nationalities. We are diverse in background, age, experience and leadership style. We believe that an inclusive workforce makes magic happen, and with this in mind we welcome everyone - regardless of age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability or ethnicity - to be a part of our family. We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a professional and commercially focused individual to join us. We have huge ambition for what we can achieve together and we want to have fun!


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