Assistant Visual Merchandising Manager - No7

Job reference: 141918BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Marketing and Brand
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Fixed Term
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Assistant Visual Merchandising Manager - No7
Fixed Term Contract


This role will deliver the local category and brand targets for No7. You will assist in the local activation of the Visual Merchandising strategy and delivery of the category brand strategy plan in retail for relevant categories.

About the opportunity:

• Support the translation of Global Brand BVI, Visual Merchandising guidelines, assets & toolkits by brand into instore execution recommendations
• Assist in managing Global translation of all permanent displays and requirements for in Local market VM delivery (furniture and within fixture)
• Manage Local creative briefing for delivery of fixture look and feel and lead sign off in Local market
• Support in the management of agencies, ensuring best practice service and relationships
• Support delivering Operational Excellence in our retail partners; looking fantastic, landing fantastic, continuing to look fantastic
• Track operational excellence in retailers and lead Local teams to improve
• For No7 UK roles, support the end to end management of all permanent in-store materials, ensuring RFT delivery

About you:

• You will be seen as core support in the translation of the Global BVI to Local retailers with consistent execution within market and make VM a key competitive advantage for WBA brands
• You will demonstrate a passion for both 2D & 3D development and show an understanding of design development, materials, art working and understanding of print &/or production. You will keep up to date with Global and Local merchandising trends and you will share these as inspiration and recommendations across your key stakeholders
• You will work strategically to support developing the brand/s merchandising in line with category and brand positioning whilst taking into account the needs of the retailer and the commercial return on investment
• You will assist in delivering the Local rapid innovation to the customer using merchandising and operations expertise to win
• You will deliver the plan flawlessly and with a strong focus on Operational Excellence across all KPIs whilst adapting where needed as things change
• You will model exemplar leadership behaviors and share proven best practice ways of working across teams
• You will develop strong relationships with and understanding of the needs of our owned retailers, ensuring we are viewed as a partner and unrivalled source of merchandising expertise and innovation, leveraging our unique hybrid model including how we continually deliver Operational Excellence
• Outstanding management of Local agencies to get the best in visual merchandising by working closely with them, holding them to account and driving the timely submission of creative responses, asset production and development. You will closely monitor all costs and ensure timings are upheld throughout

Benefits

We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:
• Competitive salary
• Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
• Boots Pension Scheme
• Competitive holiday allowance
• Generous staff discount (Boots, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearing Care)
• £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
• Access to corporate discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays etc (UK only)
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
• Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes, holiday buying and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
• Onsite staff shop, opticians, gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, dry cleaning service and excellent travel links
*All rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility.

About No7 Beauty Company:

No7 Beauty Company is the new face of beauty and creates the best in beauty for everyone.
We bring a collection of trusted, affordable beauty brands for every skin type, ethnicity, age, and texture. We’re proud of our stand-out portfolio of iconic, global beauty brands, including No7, Liz Earle Beauty Company, Botanics, Soap & Glory, Sleek Make-Up and YourGoodSkin.
Our collection of inclusive and innovative beauty brands has a rich heritage of over 85 years in beauty and skincare. We are powered by our diverse people, these loved brands and - with listening at the heart of our strategy - a deep understanding of our customers.
We’re serious about championing change, building purposeful brands and acting responsibly to make a difference.
What’s next

If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion you will be notified by email.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact lorin.everall@boots.co.uk