Stamford, CT - Retail Merchandiser
Franklin Retail Solutions - Stamford, CT

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Retail Merchandiser
Contractors will contribute to overall client and brand value by creating
excellence in the product presentation within retail environments. This is
accomplished by reflecting the individual character of product lines by adhering
to brand standards, engaging with customers, driving sales; creating the highest
level of sell-through for the clients.

Contract Duties Include:
Merchandising

Create effective merchandising that attracts, engages and connects with
customers to influence and encourage purchase decisions
Ensure products are displayed in proper location according to product
presentation guide or plan-o-gram
Arrange fixtures to be placed in appropriate locations and are facing the
proper direction
Organize and assemble promotional, seasonal or specific set-ups
Update and position current signage and graphics
Set mannequins and forms featuring key items as instructed
Initiate merchandising interpretations following standards and guidelines to
meet client needs
Ensure apparel is properly folded or hung according to client standards
Check products to ensure they properly tagged, tucked and/or concealed
Ensure specific SKUs are represented on the sales floor per client directive
Awareness of merchandising transitions and flow of customers, keeping aisles
clear of debris or clutter
Ensure products are well stocked and filled on a routine basis

Maintenance and Cleaning

Maintain fixtures, mannequins and props, ensuring they are clean and good
working order
Ensure products are clean and in pristine condition
Clean, dust and ensure fixtures, shelves and tables are in superior working
order
Clean glass surfaces surrounding products
Ensure floors are clean and free of debris

Scheduling

Schedule visits up to one month in advance
Check and update schedules on a weekly basis
Set contract schedule and adhere to schedule

Reporting

Properly document store visit
Report via electronic communications
Provide accurate and timely reporting
Take proper before, during and after photographs per client standards
Prepare evaluation of current and future projects communicating unresolved
issues or specific challenges in meeting expectations of implementation

Communications and Relationships

Assume positive intent seeking understanding first, followed by appropriate
action
Maintain positive attitude and professional relationship toward customers
and store personnel, processes and Franklin Retail
Contractor is responsible for continuous, effective communication with
Franklin Retail
Contractor will participate in all client training programs and stay current
with current clients and consumer needs
Contractor will build proactive relationship with site managers and outline
intended plan for visit
Review stores and gain assessments from site managers
Prepare and plan for areas of focus in future visits
Ability to elevate issues as needed following proper protocol, alerting the
district manager

Travel

Willingness to travel to within designated region for contract coverage

Hardware Requirements

Contractor must have high speed internet connection and ability to open
.doc, .pdf and .xls files.
Ability to download large files for project directives
Must own a digital camera or smartphone with integrated digital camera
Contractor must own personal laptop, desktop or tablet
Contractor must provide all tools required by clients including, but not
limited to: screwdrivers, allen wrench set, cloths for cleaning, and cleaning
supplies

Physical Contract Abilities Required

Standing, walking – ability to be on your feet for hours at a time
Position self to move; stooping, or kneeling
Occasionally moves parts of fixtures weighing up to 40 pounds
Reaching
Occasionally ascends and descends ladders to service fixtures

Professional Attributes

Present self in store in either client apparel or non-competitor
professional apparel
No tee shirts with inappropriate graphics or words
No jeans, shorts, caps, hats, crop tops, tank tops, spaghetti straps or open
toe shoes
No smoking within 200’ of store
No chewing gum, eating or drinking on sales floor

Contractor qualifications

Must have or be willing to obtain EIN
High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
Prefer previous apparel merchandising
Prefer 1 year or more of retail merchandising

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