Visual Merchandiser (Homeware) – Johannesburg

Posted 1 week ago

Contact person for this position:

Rayleen Lentz



To create, develop, and implement all visual merchandising programmes and lead the design of in-store visual displays in support of Company sales objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creating and implementing a visual merchandising strategy for the Company.
  • Ensuring the strategy is in line with the Company brand, products, and target market.
  • Generating sketches of visual displays that meet visual design requirements.
  • Finalizing designs and creating detailed floor plans for display areas.
  • Sourcing the props, creative materials, and accessories for displays.
  • Changing displays to promote new product launches or to reflect festive or seasonal themes.
  • Ensuring uniformity of displays across multiple store locations.
  • Liaising with other retail professionals, including buyers, marketing executives, and retail merchandisers, when necessary.
  • Monitoring costs and working within budget.
  • Researching lifestyle and design trends that will inform the visual merchandising strategy.
  • Training of staff in VM standards/Principles of display.
  • National Bi monthly and annual audit of stores in JHB/DBN/PE.
  • Ensure standards are upheld for store layout/design, Store Revamps
  • Project manage renovations
  • Coordinate regular maintenance
  • Manage the annual critical path document for each campaign.
  • Help conceptualise product special offers & promotions.
  • VM & Head of Graphics to conceptualise campaigns & present to EXCO
  • Manage In-store display for campaigns across all 22 stores & 2 franchise.
  • Project management of all prop and print production in-house and with suppliers.
  • Support with Marketing opportunities with centre management.
  • Communication of audit document to store managers & regionals to ensure adequate stock levels of permanent fixtures.
  • Conceptualise and execute the décor of media launches, store launches, exhibitions, collaborations, inhouse events.
  • Any other function which may be required

Minimum requirements

  • +/- 5 years Visual Merchandiser – In Retail stores Proven work experience as a visual merchandiser or visual manager.
  • Comprehensive portfolio of relevant visual design work. Working knowledge of current visual merchandising trends and best practices.


  • Matric
  • HND /Bachelors -In graphic design, visual communications, spatial design, interior design, retail management, or a related field.


  • Computer literacy -Advanced -Proficiency with office
  • Adobe creative Suite – Advanced -Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, or other visual design tools.
  • Problem solving – Advanced – Investigate unusual variances and advise as to actions.
  • Leadership, and Team Management – Advanced – Effectively communicating and collaborating with stakeholders to ensure success and contribution to KPIs.
  • Planning and time management – Advanced -All materials, persons available for setting up displays and launching of campaigns. Organise décor of media launches, store launches, exhibitions, collaborations, inhouse events
  • Negotiation -Advanced -Sourcing materials
  • Analysis -Advanced -Ability to analyze sales merchandising reports and survey results
  • Finance -Moderate – Convert input/output costs to profitable production
  • OSH& E Acta -Advanced -Ensure safety of staff and environment
  • Verbal and written communication – Advanced -Concisely communicate with varying levels of employees and management. Strong communication and interpersonal skills to coordinate projects


  • Detail oriented – Able to show Initiative – A good leader, accountable and leads by example
  • Able to Deal with pressure – Energetic & Engaging – Creative
  • Able to show personal integrity, business ethics and values – An Analytical thinker

R 25 000 – R 30 000 CTC

Job Features

Job CategoryHandcraft & Furniture, Retail
SalaryR 25 000 - R 30 000 CTC
Commencement dateASAP
Contract TypeFull Time

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