Visual Merchandiser - 6 month contract
Theres nothing better than a lifestyle you can be proud of. Thats why its so important we give our customers some inspiration here at Selfridges. In this key role, youll make our Oxford Street store a celebration of fashion with cutting-edge visual merchandising and creative schemes.
KNOW THE ROLE
As a visual merchandiser, you will have a passion and interest in fashion and youll be involved in every aspect of developing extraordinary creative visual merchandising. From the way products look to how new ones are launched, from mannequin styling to planning and implementing floor layouts and merchandising, youll do all you can to maintain world-class standards throughout. Youll also regularly walk the floor to spot opportunities and research competitor stores to make sure Selfridges remains the ultimate for visual impact. The better you are at promoting great working practices, sharing your knowledge and keeping up-to-date with current trends, the more effective youll be.
KNOW WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
An organised, hands-on visual merchandiser, youll be in your element in a fast-paced and pressurised retail environment like ours. Working with the most desirable products around, its essential you have the style and professionalism to match. That means a proven talent for product handling, merchandising and presentation, with a strong creative streak and a keen eye for detail. Whats more, youll be resilient, flexible and self-motivated, and know exactly how to inspire, collaborate and influence at all levels.
KNOW WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
Extraordinary experiences are not only for customers, but Team Members too. We offer all Team Members the chance to be a part of something unique where they can enjoy careers that provide inspiring experiences, exciting challenges and great benefits.
They also know that Selfridges is committed to developing its talent, which allows for a wide scope of amazing opportunities as the business continues to grow. Whether you are a Values Ambassador, Green Warrior, a member of the Work it Lab or you get your fix for fashion by taking part in our internal shows, there are many ways to show and develop your talent.
Living our Values is essential to the way we work day to day, encouraging greater social responsibility amongst our Team Members. From our Project Ocean campaign to Bright Young Things, we are focused on a long term approach to sustainability by buying better and inspiring change.
This roles key benefits includes 30 days holiday including bank holidays, potential for performance related bonus, subsidised gym membership offer, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, pension contribution and not to mention a generous staff discount!
Selfridges is a shop run on imagination: a place where the worlds most covetable brands combine with the most extraordinary spectacles, events and ideas for an experience like no other. The story began when Harry Gordon Selfridge first arrived in London from Chicago in 1906 with his heart set on opening his dream store. With his revolutionary understanding of publicity and the theatre of retail, Selfridges Oxford Street opened its doors for the first time in 1909. The founders spirit of innovation and creativity lives on through its owners today. Since 2003, W. Galen Weston and his family have owned and operated the business, which now includes two stores in Manchester, one in Birmingham, plus selfridges.com and the Selfridges App which both deliver to over 130 countries. In 2016 Selfridges was the first ever store to be awarded the title of Worlds Best Sustainability Campaign by a Department Store at the IGDS Global Department Store Summit, in-line with its focus on buying better and inspiring change. For an unprecedented three consecutive occasions in a row (2010, 2012 & 2014) Selfridges also won the coveted Best Department Store in the World award, underlining its place at the forefront of retail.