Signage/VM Assistant

London  |  Retail

Role Type
Salary Overview
Competitive Plus Benefits
Competitive Salary
Expiry Date

Job Purpose   

To support the Display department in the commercial outputs of Signage/ /VM /Display  

Focused support on combining Signage/Vm projects across all functions including the production and design solutions to communicate the Harvey Nichols branding throughout the store. Signage solutions are required for a variety of products and activities, such as in-store signage, logos, window locations and graphics, promotional posters, event signage, store guides, perfumery promo, sale signage and interior Vm Display installation projects. Work with the Senior Graphics and Signage assistant to work to a brief agreed with the Knightsbridge store Visual Manager, Assistant Manager and To help develop commercial opportunity’s across all functions

Key Accountabilities  

  • Assist with in-store signage orders – designing, manufacturing and fitting of signage. Support the Senior Graphics and Signage in meeting the 2 day’s turnaround for each online signage order.  
  • Support internal functions on assigned projects.  
  • Assist in development of the seasonal calendar alongside Senior Vm/Signage/Display 
  • Assist in supporting the visual merchandising outputs of the Display department  
  • Assist in producing vinyl graphics for the windows, escalators, Vm Display, Signage areas and events. 
  • Sale – Assist in the organisation of sale signage orders during the busiest times of the department calendar. To support in checking signage banners and making sure all equipment is kept in good condition. To check all signage that is produced in-house is to the highest standard. To support the Senior signage graphics assistant on changes during sale and ensure the correct information are displayed in the windows, escalators, A board, posters and remaining sale signage in store. 
  • Signage Checks – To ensure all signage in use on the floors/windows is the correct format and consistent. To carry out checks on the condition and positioning of signage daily and update the signage department accordingly ensuring all signage is amended or replaced where necessary. Liaise with VM and signage department on preparation before any floor moves take place. 
  • Work closely with the management team and Senior Graphics and Signage on the smooth running of the signage department – assist in planning work, follow up and communicate the progress on own projects/work schedule. Must forward plan and be able to prioritise own workload whilst keeping in mind the department busy schedule.  
  • Health and Safety - Always follow the correct Health and Safety procedures, ensuring freelancers and work experience members are alerted to any possible risks or hazards whilst working along side the department. 

Key Outputs  

  • Strong communication skills in and out of the department  
  • Capable of managing numerous tasks at one time displaying strong organisation skills and forward thinking. 
  • Able to thrive in a fast paced and ever changing environment and adapt to changes 

Skills required  

Technical: An exceptional eye for detail and to have an exceptional all-round knowledge of signage techniques. With knowledge of how to use tools, weed, back and apply signage. Knowledge of Flexi - vinyl cutting, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and MS Office.  

Leadership: To share your knowledge, skills and experience with other display team members. Show leadership skills in your individual job responsibilities and give accurate guidance to new team members. 

Attitude: To present confident knowledge of the department, have drive and energy when completing tasks, be flexible to department changes, be helpful and assist the department needs. 

We are Harvey Nichols

A British lifestyle store offering a fearlessly modern edit of fashion, food and beauty, we inspire people to stand out and be unique. With a reputation for bringing new and exciting product to our stores and online, we also provide our customers with the best in hospitality ranging from a luxury wine offer to award-winning restaurants.

What we offer

• 22 days holiday in addition to public holidays
• Up to 40% discount off all Harvey Nichols clothing, make-up and accessories as well as food and drinks across Harvey Nichols Restaurants and Bars
• Generous clothing allowance
• Subsidised Annual Zones 1-6 London Oystercard 
• Charity day
• Bike to Work Scheme
• Season Ticket Loan

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