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Shoe City: Visual Merchandise Coordinator

This position is based at our Support Centre, currently in Kuilsriver, however our office will be moving to Tygervalley in August 2015.

Job Title: Shoe City Visual Merchandise Coordinator
Department: Operations
Brand: Shoe City
Reporting To Position: Manager
Job Type Classification: Permanent
Number of Positions: 1  Closing Date12 June 2015
Location - Town / City: Kuilsriver/Tygervalley
Location - Province: Western Cape
Location - Country: South Africa

Job Purpose:
The Visual Merchandise Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the Shoe City visual merchandise strategy is implemented and executed in all stores.

This includes the in-store components of the promotion grid for advertising campaigns and to provide stores with seasonal plans regarding merchandise.


  • Matric / Grade 12.
  • A marketing diploma or degree would be a definite advantage.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 - 4 years experience in a Visual Merchandising role within a retail environment is essential.
  • Experience in VM best practices and principles, techniques and VM trends as well as an excellent grasp of customer behaviour.
  • Experience within a marketing co-ordinator role would be advantageous.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages is essential.
  • Excellent attention to detail and outstanding organisational skills.
  • Flexible and willing to handle a variety of tasks.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and to report to requests timeously.
  • Systematic and thorough.
  • Able to work under pressure and deadline orientated.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and build relationships with the buying department, operations, suppliers, centre management and advertising agencies.
  • Be the store liaison pertaining to visual merchandising initiatives.
  • Support the above the line media initiatives by conceptualizing designs and ideas displaying the products of the store innovatively and attractively.
  • Responsible for the management and maintenance of store layouts and displays.
  • Management of time lines in order to deliver on projects and campaigns.
  • Responsible for the rollout of new store openings, renovations and closures with regards to equipment and visual merchandising.
  • Conduct competitor analysis.
  • To manage costs within a budget and co-ordinate the processing of invoices and ensure timeous payments thereof.
  • Assist Marketing Manager with adhoc projects as required.


  • Valid driver’s licence is essential.
  • This position is based at our Support Centre, currently in Kuilsriver, however our office will be moving to Tygervalley in August 2015.
  • This position will report to the Marketing Manager for Shoe City.

Applicants will need to demonstrate their consistent record of determination and drive, their interpersonal and communication skills at all levels in the Company, and a value system that embraces the Shoe City values, vision and strategy.

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