• Merchandiser - Hardware (Merchandiser - Univers Quincaillerie H/F)

    Job ID
    2018-1884
    Operating Company
    Offer & Sourcing, Supply & Logistics
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
    Category
    Commercial
    Position Type
    Fixed Term Contract/Secondment
    Contract Type
    Full Time
    Job Locations
    ENG-Hampshire-Southampton | FR-Templemars
    End Date
    31/01/2019
  • Overview

    We want to create good homes by making home improvement accessible for everyone. Our ambition is to become the leading home improvement company. To deliver our ambition we will become ONE company by building on the already strong local identities, teams and communities across all our retail brands and functions. We are investing in working better together, to make the most of our scale and to better serve our customers.

     

    Our centralised function, the Offer & Supply Chain team, use our global buying power to source all our products more cost-effectively and in the same way from a wide range of international suppliers.

     

    Our Commercial function, including merchandising, is part of Offer and Supply Chain. It helps grow sales and attract more customers by making our products more inspiring, with clearer choice and a better shopping experience online and in-store. We work closely with the product teams to deliver brilliant, high quality ranges our customers will love, in a way that is easy for our Operating Companies to stock, display and sell.

     

    Becoming part of our Offer & Supply Chain function is a fantastic opportunity to work at an international level within the organisation, working across many cultures, countries and working environments.

     

    We provide our colleagues with roles where they feel engaged and empowered to support our new way of working. We offer a competitive benefits package that allows our employees to feel a valued part of our team.

    Responsibilities

    The role of the Merchandiser is to create visually inspiring and commercially effective product displays for all Operating Companies, making the customer journey easier and more inspirational while enabling self-selection where relevant. This will be achieved by defining, developing and delivering the visual merchandising and space planning for each range.

     

    This position will require the Merchandiser to work at an international group wide level and will be responsible for delivering customer focused merchandising principles across all Kingfisher Groups Operating Companies. This person will need to have significant experience in visual merchandising with a clear knowledge and appreciation for multi-format merchandising concepts, effective visualization of those concepts and space planning.

     

    This is an exciting opportunity to work at an international level within the organisation, working across numerous cultures, countries and working environments.

     

    The main responsabilities are : 

    • Delivering an inspiring shopping experience for each range that is easy for customers to understand
    • Create strong visualisations of each merchandising concept to support effective engagement across all Operating Companies
    • Minimise the duplication of effort and task across the OPCO’s
    • Be responsible for planning and delivering the in-store visual merchandising for each range for all store formats
    • Maximise sales opportunities and profit potential for each range, working closely with the space performance manager to define and meet objectives
    • Work closely with the category product teams to agree selling concepts i.e. understand the way customers shop the category and how our ranges solve their needs

    Qualifications

    We are looking for someone with experience of working with different cultures and with great skill in understanding, influencing and engaging people at all levels. You will be confident and able to travel widely to build good working relationships.

     

    You must be an excellent communicator both written and spoken. It will be necessary for the merchandiser to be a confident English speaker. The language of the Kingfisher business is English.

     

    The successful person will be good at finding solutions for problems and thinking with innovation and enthusiasm.

     

    This person will need to have significant experience in visual merchandising or store design with a clear knowledge and appreciation of customer journey mapping, multi-format merchandising concepts and store equipment.

     

    Ideally you will be skilled in visualisation of store layout and design and also planogram creation using specialist computer systems.

     

    You will have experience of sales performance reporting and some background in analysis, forecasting and space planning. You should be comfortable with in store communication, with experience of store operations.

     

    What's in for me ? 

     

    Becoming part of Kingfisher is a fantastic opportunity, we want to be able to provide our employee’s with roles that engage them, alongside a competitive benefits package that allows our employees to feel a valued part of our team.