Visual Section Manager/Regional Visual Section Manager
Turning heads on a busy high street is no mean feat. It takes a creative eye, a deep understanding of our products stories and window displays that are as enticing as they are inventive. This is the role of our Visual Section Managers and Regional Visual Section Managers
About the role
Whether you're taking charge of a section in a larger store or several sections across a region, you'll oversee our visual propositions and ensure they have an impact. This means bringing a mix of creative flair and commercial nous to your work; devising displays that wow our customers into buying. Showcasing our products, your focus will be on drawing attention and capturing imaginations. It's how you’ll get your stylist teams to think too, inspiring them with up-to-the-minute knowledge of what’s hot on the high street and beyond.
Of course, a big part of this is knowing what our competitors are up to, but what matters more than anything is how you interpret trends for the M&S customer. To that end, a lot of your success will be down to how you communicate store-level strategy and manage your team of up to 10 people.
Visual Section Managers are not made overnight. That’s why we’ll be looking for a strong track record in a similar role. You’ll also need that all-important creative spark that will get your displays noticed by precisely the right customers. Salary levels range from £18k to £28k, depending on your skills and experience, as well as the size of the stores or region you work in.
This role is suited to candidates who have managed a small store or a section within a large store. If you have direct line management experience in Visual Merchandising, you may be better suited to either the Visual Store Manager or Regional Visual Store Manager roles.
About the application process
Initially, you’ll be required to complete an online application. If you’re successful, we’ll invite you in for a face-to-face assessment. The face-to-face assessment will involve a role play and an interview with a line manager.
To search for a vacancy, please use the link below. If there are no vacancies that match your criteria, please select the ‘register your details’ link on the job search page. This registration link will enable you to complete your application and then, if successful, be notified by email when a suitable assessment is available for you to book into.
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Working in Visual Merchandising
People shop with their eyes, so it’s the job of our Visual Merchandising teams to keep our displays looking great and our product sales healthy. Stay on trend and use your creative flair to showcase the very best we have to offer. With the right mix of our brand values, you could have the makings of the perfect Visual Stylist.
Where you'll work
You'll be working on the salesfloor in one of our stores nationwide