- Experience Needed:
- More than 1 year
- Career Level:
- Experienced (Non-Manager)
- Job Type:
- Full Time
About the Job
- As a Visual Merchandiser, you will design and create window and floor displays for retail outlets. Your displays are used to encourage and promote sales, and make stores attractive places in which to shop.
- The work of a Visual Merchandiser usually starts a long time before the display is needed. Typical projects might include dressing the window of a clothes shop or re-creating a fully furnished room on the floor of a furniture shop or department. Visual merchandising is sometimes known as retail display.
- Most large retail chain stores have central design teams who plan and co ordinate displays for all their company's shops.
- Most of their time is spent in a drawing office/studio, usually based at company headquarters. They plan designs according to the image or 'look' they want to create for customers.
- However, in some organisations, you may have the responsibility to design a display yourself.
- You''ll begin by choosing an appropriate theme (usually a seasonal event, such as Christmas) and then measure the display area to be used. These measurements may be used to make scale drawings.
- You will then decide what the overall colour scheme is going to be, which props you need, and how the display is to be arranged. You may also make any props that can't be hired or borrowed.
- You'll arrange lighting to make the displays stand out.
More than 1 year
Not Specified at least
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Personal Qualities and Skills
- To become a Visual Merchandiser, you need: creativity and imagination
- a good eye for colour, balance and arrangement communication and teamworking skills
- physical fitness and stamina (building a display can be hard, physical work) to work to deadlines an understanding of health and safety measures (working in confined spaces or with power tools can bedangerous)
- knowledge of design-related software
- Business skills and a driving licence are also useful if you work as a freelancer.
About this Company
Al-Futtaim’s family business traces its origins back to the 1930s on the banks of the Dubai Creek, a trailblazer for innovative trading concepts designed to enrich lifestyles.
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