AF25492 - Visual Merchandiser | Homeworks , Junction 6 | Riyadh - KSA

Department: Homeworks
Country: Saudi Arabia
Location: Riyadh | Saudi Arabia
Closing Date: 25-Jan-2017
Al-Futtaim

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.

Retail

The foundation of Al-Futtaim’s retail network was established in the early 1990s with the launch of the internationally renowned and popular IKEA, Marks & Spencer, Toys R Us and ACE franchises in the UAE.

Representing some of the world’s most popular international brands, Al-Futtaim’s retail network extends throughout the UAE, GCC and North Africa and has a significant presence in Singapore and Malaysia following the acquisition of The Robinson Group in 2008.

In 2012, Al-Futtaim acquired a shareholding in Royal Sporting House, which is active in distribution, direct retail stores and shop-in-shops. The Singapore-based fashion, sports and lifestyle retail giant has 600 stores and many additional points of sale are spread around the world with over 399 in South East Asia, over 74 in the Middle East and over 126 in the South Pacific region.

  • 837 stores in 18 countries
  • Occupies 5.6 million sq. ft. of retail space
  • 13,000 employees
  • Serves 30 million customers each year
About the Business:

“homeworks”, is Al Futtaim's newest home improvement and lifestyle brand. It will launch in Riyadh - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2017and will provide a vast selection of DIY & Hardware as well as Home & Garden products ranging from Outdoor Furniture & BBQ’s, Power Tools, Hand Tools, Gardening Accessories & Equipment, to Bathroom and Kitchenware, Housewares, Paint and Accessories, Plants and much more...

There will be a wide range of trusted, world renowned and exclusive brands represented all under one roof. Our knowledgeable store associates, including product experts, will be trained to assist in every way to ensure that all of our customers have an amazing shopping experience and leave the store satisfied.

 

About the Job:

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Visual display and merchandising standards in the store
  • Ensuring that VM guidelines are being followed consistently To be the point of contact
  • Creating of communication boards on promotions and store activities
  • Proper handling and maintenance of in-store visual display equipment
  • Ability to work on floor plans and maximize visual impact within the store in line with brand concept
  • Conducting training for staff on visual principals and store keeping standards
  • Responsible for in store development e.g.: new ranges, promotions, top sellers within each department
  • Ensure a daily store walk with the VM Team is carried out and checklist/action plans are followed up correctly and on time.
  • Attend a weekly conference call with the VM Manger for updates on all VM and Graphics related work.
  • Coordinating store display and theme changes in line with brand guidelines and standards
  • Ensure photographic documentation is kept on file of all promotional and VM work carried out in store.
About You:

To be successful in winning this role, you have to be graduated in Fine Arts and have at least 2 years of Visual Merchandising experience in a retail environment and you will be able to demonstrate:

    • Strong communication skills
    • Excellent visual merchandising skills gained ideally from a home furnishings and home accessories background (fashion background will be considered)
    • Ensure that all graphics and promotional POS material is installed on time and following company standards/guidelines

  • Planning and organising skills
  • Attention to details
  • Assertiveness and creativity
  • Flexibility
  • Knowledge of Photo Shop, Quark
  • Computer literate (Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Office)

 

Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
 
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.