Visual Merchandiser | Retail | Marks & Spencer | UAE

Date: 23 Mar 2024

Location: AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 159994 

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world's most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate. 

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity; Al-Futtaim Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day

 

 

 

Overview of the role:

Reporting to the Regional Visual Merchandiser, your role will be to implement and maintain the M&S brand image within the store, ensuring visual consistency.  You will provide the customer with the most inspirational shopping experience possible.  You will also be responsible for maintaining effective communication with store colleagues and the RVM / Manager VM. 

 

 

What you will do:-

Description of Accountability:

 

  • Accurately implement all company Visual Merchandising policies.  Implement easy to shop store grids.  Implement well styled mannequins in line with the styling policy.  Use appropriate styling techniques and the correct visual elements in the relevant areas to aid customer segmentation.
  • Implement seasonal launches and events on time and “on brand”.  Be aware of both store and company best sellers.  Have an awareness of competitor activities and trends within Visual Merchandising.  Work effectively and communicate regularly with store colleagues and VM Manager to ensure brand consistency.
  • Implement window display guidelines on time and “on brand”.  Ensure corporate initiatives are implemented effectively. VM checklist to be maintained and adhered to. Execution of marketing initiatives in the stores. Liaise with the Store Managers everyday for updates on VM processes / requirements / people.

 

 

Required Skills to be successful:-

  • Leadership
  • Strong Business
  • Acumen and the ability to communicate with business partners at all levels
  • Proven ability to achieve goals.
  • Good Personality
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent relationship skills
  • Good Excel skills
  • Accountability

 

What equips you for the role:

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum 4+ years’ experience in visual merchandising
  • Marketing or other related area of study from an accredited institution.
  • visual merchandising, retailing or any other related field of study with
  • 4 – 5 years’ core experience in visual merchandising.

 

 

About Al-Futtaim Retail

Al-Futtaim Retail has established itself as one of the leaders in Retail across the Middle East, Africa & Asia over the past 30 years. We have developed partnerships with some of the biggest and most respected Brands in the world including IKEA, ACE and Toys R Us in the Middle East and the Inditex Group of Brands (Zara, Mango, Bershka and P&B) across Asia. We are also one of the largest Global partners of Marks and Spencer’s in both regions with over 75 stores offering both fashion & food options.
 
Most recently we have been responsible for bringing brands to the Middle East for the first time with the exciting launches of Watsons and B&Q and we aim to continue to be agile and adaptive to our markets with new launches and further development. For this to be possible we aim to recruit the best talent from all backgrounds who will continue to challenge and develop our diverse workforce which includes over 100 nationalities across 12 countries. Join us today and make a difference…