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We're looking for a Visual Merchandising Intern with excellent attention to detail and organisational skills to join our UK VM Team. The role will work across all Kendo Brands to build and implement documentation and an effective process framework to drive team efficiencies.

The role will also support with the team's admin tasks, and work on VM updates across campaign and permanent VM which will range from preparing and placing orders, creating artwork for updates, translating plates, managing suppliers, budgets and timelines - through to installation, launch and aftercare in store and leading in art working. The role is fast paced, varied and has great opportunity to be involved in exciting, creative projects.

Key roles & responsibilities

  • Build and maintain a standard guideline & process for the VM team, whilst keeping all VM documentation/files up to date and user-friendly to support cross functionally to drive efficiencies.
  • General team admin - raise PO's, budget tracking, prop and stock management.
  • Be responsible for permanent VM in-store ensuring it is always correct and to the expected standard, delivering regular updates throughout the year (approx. every 3 months).
  • Deliver campaign VM elements that update frequently in store. Elements will vary from till units and hotspots to graphics, screens and could include larger scale projects such as window schemes.
  • Imagine creative solutions for the team to help problem solve and drive effectiveness.
  • Conduct range reviews and data analysis, partnering with the commercial team and marketing to inform VM ensuring we are optimising VM for maximum productivity.
  • Supplier management across a range of projects, working closely with them to deliver projects on time, within budget and to highest quality.
  • Own the VM guidelines, across permanent and campaign VM ensuring they are always up to date, informative and user-friendly.
  • Be the VM expert and champion by passing on knowledge to teams, sharing information and VM training sessions with store teams to encourage best practice and improve VM standards.
  • Conduct regular store visits to be aware of our retail landscape, suggest improvements, and keep open store communication to build good relationships with teams in-store.
  • Support new store openings by delivering all VM elements required for launch, working closely with Store Design and Retail Ops teams.
  • Event and pop up VM support bringing activations to life and delivering commercial objectives.
  • Attending Local and Global meetings.


Job requirements & qualifications

  • Sufficient VM experience preferred.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Office, and Outlook
  • Desired: Excellent skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Strong communication and organisation skills
  • Capable prioritising and multitasking
  • Travel in the UK might be required.
  • Able to adapt to ambiguity with a proactive and positive attitude.