Assistant Space Planner and Visual Merchandiser HRGSC302871 Milton Keynes Posted 2 weeks ago - ARGOS - Milton Keynes - Wizbii

Assistant Space Planner and Visual Merchandiser HRGSC302871 Milton Keynes Posted 2 weeks ago

  • By ARGOS
  • Milton Keynes (United Kingdom)
  • Business / Sales

Job description

Role area
Marketing & Creative
· Contract type
· Job reference
· Location
Milton Keynes
· Responsible for ensuring display requirements are achievable within the POS / Display budget

Indirectly responsible for store sales performance


The Space Planner will be required to manage tactical level thinking and planning to deliver a strong operational execution which places the customer at the forefront of decisions

Ability to influence required across the Argos business, particularly within Commercial / Supply – able to network and build support in order to seek resolutions quickly and efficiently

Responsible for delivering BAU displays across all formats


Individual will be required to comfortably interact at a D1 level and represent both the Product Marketing department and Marketing function as a whole

Key contacts include: Commercial Team D1s, MMs, CRT

Person Specification

Competent use of Microsoft Office programs - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Good analytical skills

Good planning, organising and time/ project management skills

Good communication skills both written and verbal

Experience and understanding of space planning principles

Knowledge of key operations / marketing activities (retail in general)

Knowledge of procedures in store

Detailed knowledge of SpaceMan, Apollo or JDA and Visio or CAD software

Digital photography manipulation using Photoshop

Use of Micro and Macro space planning systems

Make winning decisions….with insightful thinking and clear direction

For example the ability to: create and give direction; be focussed and knowledgeable about our customer and the market; think independently and challenge the status quo; planning and organisational skills needed for the role

Visual Merchandising skills - knows what good looks like and can communicate clearly

Ability to work independently and also as part of a high performing team and department

Strong Customer focus

Considers the impact of displays on customers and store colleagues – highlighting areas of risk and opportunities to simplify implementation whilst maintain display standards

Visually creative with innovative space planning techniques

Able to offer Visual Merchandising solutions and recommendations

Deliver results….through ownership, drive and resilience

For example the ability to: Deliver at the pace required; degree of tenacity, resilience, focus and personal ownership required to meet typical role challenges; ability to work with risk and ambiguity

Strong commercial acumen

Strong attention to detail & completer / finisher

Able to multi task

Able to prioritise and communicate clearly the impact of any new initiatives on BAU workload

Confident and able to raise the flag

Must be prepared to travel for store visits

Understands what’s ‘enough’ to deliver Right First Time

Achieve through people….by stretching performance and realising potential

For example: setting high standards for themselves and others; developing others providing honest feedback in a positive way; trusting others to deliver & providing support when needed

Able to critique own performance and identify areas of improvement

Provide appropriate feedback to colleagues and store teams

Supports team when required – not waiting to be asked

Provides clear brief for tasks / requirements to others and ensures this is fully understood with deliverable timescales

Lead with passion….and bring others with us

For example the ability to: inspire others; engage others to support them; be self aware and respond positively to challenge ; be credible and have integrity; to be able to engage with different audiences and adapt their style accordingly; to appreciate others efforts and celebrate their successes

Aware of own influencing style and the impact this has on others

Able to flex own influencing style in order to overcome objections and achieve win-win outcome

Confident presenting to peers

Integral member of the immediate team

Aware of challenges / issues / successes of the whole team, providing support where required
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