Visual Merchandising Assistant - Liz Earle

Job reference: 142913BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Marketing and Brand
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Role to be located in London Sedley Place or Nottingham Support Office

This role will support the VM & Shopper team with the ongoing maintenance and operations of the retail estate across all retail stores; Boots, John Lewis, Flagships, Independents etc.

A key project will be to update databases, drive efficiencies with new processes for our spare parts guides, improve our VM guides, and generally streamline our operational process.

You will be largely responsible for seamlessly supporting the operational roll-out of VM changeovers in store, new/refurbished counters, and ensuring all allocations & databases are kept up to date regularly.

You will be the key contact for our maintenance agency partners, driving the quality of the service provided and ensuring that services rendered are in line with expectations.

Your other responsibilities include supporting the VM team with any projects, raising purchase order requests and ad hoc admin tasks such as expenses, booking travel/ hotels and arranging deliveries. Plus managing the brief and printing of any adhoc promotions in stores.

About the opportunity:

• Maintenance (50%): Lead the set-up and manage the ongoing maintenance contract with our agency partners, driving the service levels. Maintain VM store databases & ensure all stores have spare parts as needed
• In-store support & key project delivery (20%): Work closely with VM&S team to manage all operations for counters/new sites. Manage all snagging, installation reviews & deliveries
• Manage adhoc promotions in stores with briefing, allocations printing and delivery
• Communication (20%): Act as the main point of contact for all maintenance and operational VM queries from the field and lead field team meetings, updates & communication
• Budget & Admin (10%): Manage new supplier set ups, PO raising, POD’s, manage all databases on Excel/supplier databases/Onenote & sharepoint. Manage all filing systems and data. Assist the VM&S team where needed

About you:

• Ideally 1 year work experience in an admin/operational role with retail experience desired
• Good skills with Microsoft Office Suite, with Excellent Excel skills
• Project management, multi-tasking, high attention to detail, ability to multitask
• Able to identify and exploit all opportunities in a dynamic multi-channel, multi-category business. Thrives on measurable objectives and tangible results
• Ability to flex communication style to gain best results, informing and motivating stores teams through clear and timely communications and strong cross-functional relationships
• Builds effective peer relationships both within team and cross-functionally. Supports where necessary even if out with job specification. Is a positive promoter of VM and the wider business.

Benefits:

We offer the chance to work in a consumer led environment with the chance to make an impact on a global scale. With a truly entrepreneurial mind-set, we recognise the importance of a diverse workforce who work collaboratively with shared values and ambition. We invest in our people by challenging you and developing you, and provide a great local reward scheme including:

• A comprehensive onboarding programme
• Generous product discount
• Friends and family discount scheme
• Group Life Assurance
• Cycle to work scheme
• Lifeworks
• 25 days a year holiday
• Contributory pension scheme
• Monthly Liz Earle Goodie Box

Why Liz Earle:

Our great British beauty brand started life on the idyllic Isle of Wight back in 1995. Our co-founders, Liz Earle and Kim Buckland, paired their beauty business know-how and a passion for botanical ingredients, natural health and wellbeing to create a multi award-winning beauty range, which is today loved by millions. We are now a business of over 800 staff all over the UK.

From day one, our Precious Recipe – We Care More, We Never Settle, We Are One Team, has been at the heart of the business. It’s a collection of special ingredients that make us who we are, shaping every decision across the business, from our Customer Advisors to members of our Management Team. It’s because of these strong values that it’s important to us to find the best people with the right skills and the right attitude to help the business grow, working to continually delight our customers.

Liz Earle is now part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, a global leader in pharmacy-led retail with more than 18,500 stores worldwide and a network of over 440,000 colleagues. Our purpose is to help people live happier and healthier lives. We work alongside our No7 Beauty Company Brands such as No7, Soap&Glory, Sleek, and YourGoodSkin and touch the lives of millions with our passionate, innovative and pioneering approach to Beauty and Healthcare.

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