Retail Decorator/Visual Merchandiser - Outdoor Furniture Retailer

Job Summary
  • Salary Offered: Negotiable
  • Location : Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Country : South Africa
  • Specialization : Other » Other
  • Position Type : Full-Time
  • Experience Level : 2 Years
  • Education Level : NQF 4 Grade 12 Diploma - Matric / Trade Certificate
  • Advertised : 05-04-2019
  • Closing Date : 04-06-2019
  • Job ID : 652
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Your creativity and passion for design and decoration will compliment this exciting and innovative position in this Retail space that sells and promotes a large selection of quality imported and locally manufactured outdoor furniture and accessories.

Minimum requirements will entail –

  • Relevant design or decorating qualification will be advantageous
  • Minimum of 2 years practical experience, preferably within a life style furniture retail space  (proof of previous designs/displays will be advantageous to the application process)
  • Must be assertive and have an eye for detail and ability to think creatively
  • Strong administration and negotiation skills  
  • Able to travel to other stores (only if and when so required)
  • Working Hours Mon – Friday (08h30 – 17h00)
  • Able to work afterhours when required for Promotional Rollouts, Expo shows etc.
  • The position requires a physically fit candidate, as the position includes the occasional requirement of lifting and displaying of heavy objects, completing repetitive task and the offloading and packing away/merchandising of stock/supplier deliveries.
  • Own transport and valid driver’s licence

Some Key Performance areas will include but not be limited to –


  • To present the retail space in a way that maximises sales and provides a good first impression to customers
  • Responsible for the total merchandise presentation, the overall business image, building and placement of design elements
  • Promote and create imaginative, eye-catching displays of merchandise in the store to attract attention of the customers, leading through the entire store that will encourage them to buy
  • Create window, in-store, point of sales displays  as well as special promotion displays
  • Change displays to promote new products and reflect festive or seasonal themes
  • Ensure continuous research on relevant target market & lifestyle ideas and up to date resources for relevant props, lighting and accessories
  • Meet relevant deadlines and ensure to work within budget by negotiating with suppliers
  • Ensure that pricing of merchandise is clearly visible in all areas of retail space
  • Collaborate with national decorating/visual merchandising team to ensure a unified approach to themes, colours, trends, signage and pricing concepts
  • Ensure active involvement in client décor consultations, this actively promoting the sale of the product
  • Manage coordination of stock orders including fabric and soft furnishing monitoring
  • Preform inventory management, planning, forecasting and  coordination of merchandise
  • Responsible for the planning, logistics and coordination of all annual expo/exhibition displays & promotional stands/setups 
  • Assist clients and sales team with colours and trends, as well as oversee the quotation process
  • Responsible for management of pest control with accessories in collaboration with management
  • Responsible for all Occupational Health & Safety procedures in line with merchandising and safety of display initiatives
  • Report directly into Store Management

Remuneration will include –

  • R15 – R17K TCTC per month (negotiable depending on experience, skills, qualification and proven track record)
  • Travel reimbursement (only when required for business travelling)
  • Opportunity to form a part of a progressive and fast growing retail company
  • Long term growth and ongoing career development initiatives
  • Supportive management structure 

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