VM Specialist Job at River Island – Oxford
We’re a much-loved brand with an exciting future. Our Islanders are a diverse bunch of bright, talented people who love working together – and are proud of the work they do. Progression here can take you in all kinds of directions.
This is what a career at River Island is like. And this is where yours starts.
What We Are Looking For…
The VM Specialist role will implement company layout and visual merchandising standards across all divisions in line with the River Island brand identity. To maintain displays and dressings in both windows and internally. Utilise reports, knowledge of fashion trends, store profile and company tools to make commercial decisions
To implement and maintain company layouts and visual merchandising to maintain windows and internal displays across all divisions in line with the River Island brand identity.
To support Management in communicating and launching company initiatives and trials.
Working with the Management team to implement layouts, front zones, visual merchandising, planograms, ways to wear, POS and signage.
To maintain windows and internal product displays.
To conduct daily walkthroughs, identifying areas that need VM attention.
Be a step ahead with new ways to wear, fashion trends and competitor activity.
Communicates clear and concise information to Management team, Market Leader and Visual Merchandising Business Partner on a regular basis discussing ideas and suggestions, workload, and priorities.
Accountable for a safe working environment for self, colleagues, and customers by complying with all Health and Safety legislation and River Island procedures.
Consistently achieve and drive results and being able to meet deadlines and business priorities
Previous experience working within a similar retail environment with a passion for visual merchandising
Experience in product handling and visual display
Strong commercial awareness
Confident at communicating at all levels within the business
Works well under pressure and enjoy a challenge
Lots of energy and enthusiasm
Strong organisational skills
Loves RI as much as we do!
This Is For You…
Discount – Generous 50% staff discount & uniform allowance so you can treat yourself to our latest products!
RI Rewards – Reducing Islanders everyday expenses through discounts, benefits, financial advice, wellbeing solutions and more with Reward Gateway! On top of this you will also be entitled to a generous bonus scheme.
Island culture – Stores fitted with Kindness Cupboards to support Islanders with basic food & hygiene products if needed. We also work closely with the Retail Trust to create dedicated support for all our Islanders!
Family Hub – Every family is unique, we support Islanders with all different family setups enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption & fertility treatment
Giver Island – Give as you earn scheme, a ‘Giver Island’ day each year and matched funding
Opportunities – Progression focus throughout Retail & Head Office. Support with upskilling skills through on the job training and qualifications
Pension – A contributory private pension scheme
Holiday – 28 days (UK) 30 days (ROI) paid holiday, inclusive of Bank Holidays. Also the option to buy additional holiday for whatever the need!
We mentioned the discount, right?
Keeping You Safe…
At River Island we are committed to the safeguarding of all of our employees regardless of age or job role. We will fulfil our obligation under the Prevent duty which seeks to stop extremism and extremist views from materialising in our business. We promote and encourage the belief in British Values- including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. To find out more, please visit www.gov.uk
Every Islander Counts
Our Island is made up of a diverse community, where we all belong and feel part of something bigger. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.
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About the Company
Company: River Island –
Company Location: Oxford