Trainee Trade Merchandisers – Retail / Graduate Opportunities
South – Field Based
£Competitive Salary + Company Car + Benefits
Looking for your first career step?
Then join our client and share in the excellence of one of the world’s most innovative and widely recognised lifestyle brands.
Our client designs, produces and distributes specially engineered comfort footwear for men and women worldwide under the company brand, as well as apparel and accessories through a licensee. The company has pioneered the use of athletic technologies in casual and dress shoes for more than 35 years.
It’s not only their products that perform exceptionally - their people do too. Everyone here takes responsibility for their work and strives to deliver results to the highest standards and they pride themselves on a culture that is built on honesty, passion for lifestyle, respect and recognition. As such they are looking for a graduate with the desire to make a real and measurable difference with a leading organisation.
This field-based role reports into the Senior Trade Merchandiser and is responsible for the execution of all Visual Merchandising, Retail Marketing and Retail Training activity for their relevant area. As this role will be working closely with their retail partners there will be a requirement to work some Saturdays.
Working with the Senior Trade Merchandiser, you will execute and police the Trade Marketing plans for their key retail partners. Executing all in-store trade marketing activity areas, you will ensure all product in-store launches and sell-in deadlines are met in line with the Trade Merchandising Calendar. You will coordinate and implement all in-store product training activity. Supporting the sales Channel Managers, you will take responsibility for the placement of all in-store marketing solutions and point of sale in store, as well as stockrooms and showrooms.
You will report and audit all Trade Marketing activity, as required.
This is a challenging role that requires flexibility of working hours and a willingness to travel widely within a pre-defined area. Educated to degree level or equivalent, you should have the ability to apply a creative, enthusiastic and practical approach in both an individual and team environment. The key attributes needed are a ‘can-do’ attitude, a self-starter, effective time management and strong communication skills. Visual merchandising and/or retail sales experience are desirable, but not essential. Please note that applicants must live in the region for which they are applying for.