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Merchandiser / Retail Specialist

Posted 25 January by Cavendish Maine Recruitment Easy Apply Ended

Job title: Merchandiser / Retail Specialist

Location: South West - based Bristol, Bath, Taunton, Swindon, Gloucester

Salary: £25,000 plus company vehicle and extensive benefits

Sector: Garden Power

Job type: Permanent

Job reference: NH/19686

  • Great opportunity to move from retail into a field merchandising role
  • Work from home and enjoy responsibility for your own diary management
  • Assist in improved retail sell-through as part of a high calibre team

The Company:

STIHL is a global leader in outdoor power tools serving the forestry, construction, agricultural and gardening markets. The GB sales and marketing subsidiary is a significant operation within the worldwide family of highly successful STIHL companies.

STIHL is committed to working in partnership with our dealer network, and with a new garden centre channel for battery powered products. To enhance the STIHL and VIKING brands and to develop the business through marketing, effective merchandising and product displays in store, STIHL is recruiting this exciting field based role, to work with our Dealerships and garden centres across the South West.


The Role of Merchandiser / Retail Specialist:

Reporting to the Dealership Development Manager, this role involves visiting Dealerships and garden centres to:

  • Install and update shop fittings
  • Provide advice on prime positioning of STIHL/VIKING displays
  • Improving merchandising and visual impact of displays
  • Assist with the training of dealers in the demonstration and effective sale of products
  • Identify new sales opportunities and build strong trade relationships

A Merchandiser who demonstrated success and capability at this level would enjoy an excellent future career path into sales, training or marketing. The job holder will need to travel throughout the region and this will require several nights away from home each month.

The Benefits:

A negotiable basic salary plus company van, 22 days holiday (plus discretionary days at Christmas), private healthcare, private dental care, contributory pension, subsidised gym membership, childcare vouchers, product discounts.

Merchandiser / Retail Specialist profile:

Living in a central location (Bristol, Bath, Taunton, Swindon, Gloucester) you will be active and energetic with enthusiasm for practical hands-on and outdoor activities, happy to work on your own as well as part of a team. You will be completely reliable and willing to travel extensively with nights away.

You will be dynamic and have previous experience of working in a retail, events or marketing environment where you have gained knowledge of shop layouts, product promotion and setting up displays. You might presently be a Store Manager, Deputy Manager, Retail Area Manager, Sales Representative or a Merchandiser.

Using your creative flair, you will have the dexterity to install and merchandise displays. You will have confidence to brainstorm ideas and concepts to the merchandising team as well as influence your customers.

You will have a passion for customer service and strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to problem solve.

For more information and to apply please contact Nick Hester at Cavendish Maine:


Name Nick Hester

Reference: 34321012

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