Visual Merchandiser

Maison Hermès Window Display

HOURS & SALARY


*37-40 hours per week


*£12,000+ per year (as a Senior Visual Merchandiser you can earn £20-25,000 per year)

WHAT DOES THIS ROLE INVOLVE?


*Coming up with designs for window displays or floor plans.


*Considering the best use of space and lighting.


*Distributing or using a branded visual merchandising pack for all branches.


*Showing the Sales Assistants how to display the items.


*Creating hand drawn or digital design ideas.


*Setting up and taking down old displays including dressing the mannequins.


*Feeding back to the head office and buyers.


*Gathering all the necessary materials to create your displays.

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WHAT QUALITIES/SKILLS DO THEY LOOK FOR?


*Design is a key part of a Visual Merchandiser's role so you will need creative ideas, attention to detail and technical drawing skills which may also involve computer-aided design.


*It's also important to be up to date with the current trends in fashion as well as culture.


*Good teamwork skills are a must as you need to work together to ensure the displays are ready by the deadline.


*You will also need stamina as you will be on your feet a lot and working late at night.

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HOW DO I GET THIS ROLE?


One way of getting into Visual Merchandising is to work your way up through retail jobs or via an apprenticeship.


Another option is to complete a higher education qualification such as a degree in Fashion and Visual Merchandising or a Level 4 Diploma in Merchandising for Fashion Retail.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE BEYOND THIS ROLE?


You could go onto become a Display Team Leader or a Visual Merchandising Manager. Alternatively you can even go into interior or exhibition design or work as a Freelance Visual Merchandiser.