Career outlook for visual merchandiser
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would create eye-catching displays and store layouts to help bring in more customers.
As a visual merchandiser in a large retail company, you would work as part of a display team. You would follow design plans created at head office by a visual merchandising manager or senior display designer.
Your role may sometimes overlap with that of a display designer. Display designers create things like display stands, stock containers and sales posters.
Tasks vary, but in general you would:
- Produce design ideas for displays and develop floor plans, or follow a company plan
- Create special displays to promote a specific product or offer
- Decide how to use space and lighting creatively
- Make best use of a store's space and layout
- Give feedback to head office and buying teams
- Set up displays, dress dummies and arrange screens, fabric and posters
- Source display materials and hire, borrow or make props
- Make sure that prices and other required details can be seen
- Teach sales staff how goods should be displayed
- Take down old displays
As a senior visual merchandiser, you would also plan the store display for the year, draw design plans and buy the right models, props, equipment and signs.
As a head office visual merchandiser coordinator, you may have to prepare visual merchandising packs to send to other stores, so that all stores have the same look and feel.
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