Merchandiser

The University of Manchester - Hospitality and Events

Employment Type : Permanent
Duration :
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Professional Support Services
School/Directorate : Directorate of Estates and Facilities
Division : Hospitality and Events
Hours Per week : Part Time - 20 hours Per week 
Salary : £29,905 per annum (pro rata)
Location : various locations, Manchester
Job Reference : PSS-10413

You will work closely with suppliers to plan the product ranges for FoodOnCampus developing commercial ranges which are customer led liaising with Marketing and FoodOnCampus Managers

To develop and evolve the FoodOnCampus product ranges, providing informed judgement on merchandising implications and requirements for each new product and ensuring they are rolled out consistently and effectively across all outlets.

  • Develop and implement signage and product display audits regularly across all outlets, and working with colleagues to resolve issues that may arise as a result of these audits
  • Produce and implement merchandising plans for all food outlets including setup, plan-o-gram execution (where appropriate), along with the stocking, fronting, facing and rotating of products.
  • Train front line facing FOC staff on new products and promotions instilling enthusiasm and working with outlet manager/s  not only to optimise product placement, but also to ensure staff’s product awareness and  knowledge prior to the launch of a promotion
  • Undertake promotional campaigns working with the Food Marketing Officer, staffing exhibition/trade stands – and promoting products face to face to customers
  • Design, produce and distribute ‘Point Of Sale (POS)’ advertising material, signage, menus and web content relating to Food offers, in liaison with Food Marketing Officer

You with have a degree level qualification in a relevant discipline coupled with extensive merchandising experience gained in a retail environment. Have an eye for detail, accuracy, creative flair with the ability to develop eye catching displays. You will have worked in a customer led environment.

About Us

University of Manchester Conferences Ltd (UMC Ltd) provides hotel, conference, catering and bar services for its student, staff and visitors throughout the University of Manchester. FoodOnCampus is the retail catering for the University on Campus and operates 27 restaurants and cafes on campus.

http://www.foodoncampus.manchester.ac.uk/

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Sarah Helsby

Email: sarah.helsby@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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