Established in 1981 with a single store in the Northwest of England, the JD Group is a leading omni-channel retailer of Sports Fashion, Outdoors and Gyms with over 60,000 colleagues and over 3,400 stores across several retail fascias in over 30 markets around the world.

JD Sports Fashion Plc was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1996 and has been a FTSE100 publicly quoted company since 2019 and continues to grow in the UK and internationally.

We want to be the leading global omnichannel retailer in the sports and outdoor industry. To be a part of this successful company and help us to achieve this you will have the desire to ingrain our strategic goals of being a people-led, innovative and customer-focused organisation which provides operational excellence whilst identifying new areas of growth as part of our day to day objectives.

Role Overview: 
To be accountable for a number of stores, being the point of contact for visual support. You will monitor and encourage your visual team to create leading visual merchandising displays. Further to this you will support the Retail team, encouraging progression while making sure that you are maximising store profitability at every opportunity.

Merchandising

  • Ensure that the weekly VM pack has been actioned and that all points have been achieved in given stores.
  • Conduct weekly floor walks of your stores, making sure that points that need to be addressed are raised and actioned.
  • Check that stores are commercially set up and all POS in the correct location.
  • Analyse Oracle figures to assist you in deciding product locations and floor moves.

Training & Development

  • Train and develop the In-Store team.
  • Produce Training plans with the In-Store Merchandiser for staff progression.
  • Prepare and conduct training sessions with instore teams and potential future talent.

Communication

  • Regular communication with the Visual Support Manager and Area Sales Manager.
  • Store Visit Reports conducted and submitted to the Visual Support Manager and Area Sales Manager on a weekly basis, ensuring that the In-Store Merchandiser and management team are aware of what needs to be actioned.
  • Communicating new ideas and ways to improve the ongoing developments of JD Sports Fashion plc to your Visual Support Manager.

General 

  • To conduct your work in a highly professional manner, leading by example at all times.
  • To conduct your work in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Promote a high standard of hygiene, cleanliness and maintenance in line with company procedures.

Skills & Experience Required 

  • Visual Merchandising experience advantageous
  • Retail Management skills would be advantageous
  • Excellent Leadership and Time Management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Commercial awareness
  • IT skills - Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel advantageous
  • Driving license is preferable but not essential.
  • Willing to travel to assist with new store openings.

We know our employees work tirelessly to make JD Sports the success it is today and in turn, we offer them some amazing benefits:

  • Incremental Holiday Allowance
  • Staff Discount On JD Group and other brands within the organisation
  • Personal development opportunities to learn and develop at work.

Due to the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, it takes time to review them all. If you don't hear back within two weeks of you applying, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful on this occasion

Applications that meet the skills criteria will be contacted for a 1st stage meeting with the talent team. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to interview with the hiring manager.

Thank you again for your time.

 

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