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Visual Merchandising CV Template (Text Format)

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Detail-oriented and creative professional with 6+ years of experience creating visual merchandising strategies to promote brands in retail stores. Proven track record of developing unique and attractive display designs and creating innovative pricing/tag concepts. Adept at researching consumer behaviour, liaising with suppliers, styling store space, and training new staff on visual merchandising.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Visual Merchandiser | June 2021–Present
Tiffany’s, Regent Street, London

  • Revamped entire floor plan and merchandising by selecting appropriate places to display pieces, furniture, and accessories
  • Surpassed store’s quarterly sales goal by 47% by creating attractive merchandising designs
  • Trained 25 staff members on product features and display styles
  • Select theme-based merchandising styles to enhance visual appeal of the store and attract more customers
  • Awarded Visual Manager of the Month 2 times during 2021–2022

Visual Merchandising Assistant | January 2019–May 2021
Hugo Boss, Oxford Street, London

  • Trained 30 staff members every 6 months in collaboration with senior training manager
  • Designed merchandising plan and actions after analysing location-specific selling reports
  • Changed floor and merchandising arrangements as per seasonal changes, business requirements, and latest trends
  • Installed and maintained holiday decorations, including a full Christmas set with a 22-foot tree and 3 Easter sets
  • Increased branch revenue by 38% during 2019 and 45% in 2020

Visual Merchandising Intern | November 2016–December 2018
Hugo Boss, Oxford Street, London

  • Reviewed new decoration material while providing feedback to merchandising department
  • Assisted advertising department by choosing appropriate photos for print ad placement
  • Conducted research by visiting multiple stores to create unique decorations and designs

EDUCATION

London College of Fashion, London | September 2012–July 2016
BA (Hons) Fashion Visual Merchandising and Branding – Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

  • Relevant Modules: Curating the Consumer Experience, Fashion Branding for the Physical Environment, Principles of Fashion Visual Merchandising

Hounslow Sixth Form Centre, London | September 2005–June 2012

  • A-Levels: Business Studies (B), English Literature (B), History (C)
  • GCSEs: 10 A–C including Maths, English, and Geography

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • Technically proficient in using Adobe Systems, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Illustrator, SmugMug Flickr, and Trimble SketchUp Pro
  • Solid expertise in conducting research on latest trends
  • Ability to collaborate with teams to provide active support
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, and organisational skills
  • Bilingual, fluent in English and French

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

  • Hockey
  • Reading fiction
  • Attending science-fiction conventions
  • Cooking Italian food

Skills to highlight on your visual merchandising CV

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Visual merchandisers design in-store displays, promotional events, and digital and online media to promote products. By relying on consumer psychology, current trends, and their fashion and design sense to engage customers, visual merchandisers play a crucial role in the sales process. As a result, they work closely with members of sales, buying, design, and marketing teams.

While visual merchandisers usually have degrees in fashion design, fashion business, or related fields, applicants can land roles in visual merchandising with A-levels and relevant work experience. Candidates may start out in the retail assistant role before working up to visual merchandiser.

While technical skills (which are hard skills learnt through training) are invaluable to the role, visual merchandisers must also have soft skills (personality-based skills developed through experience).

Convince recruiters that you have all the necessary skills by listing both hard and soft skills, like the following, on your visual merchandising CV:

 

  • Knowledge of and adherence to brand image and visual standards
  • Seasonal campaigns
  • Sales strategy
  • Window display arrangement
  • Event promotion
  • Interior and exterior displays
  • Managing product inventory
  • Lighting arrangement
  • Inventory management software
  • Market research
  • Commercial awareness
  • Product knowledge
  • Supplier management
  • Computer skills
  • Computer-aided design software (e.g., AutoCAD, MockShop)
  • Retail assistance
  • Sales assistance
  • Customer engagement
  • Complaint handling
  • Brand awareness
  • Product placement
  • Space planning
  • Decision making
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe Creative Suite (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Competitor analysis
  • Training and employee development
  • Foreign language skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Fashion and art sense
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Creativity
  • Attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills

 

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