Job Details

Department: Retail Management
Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Gateshead
Workplace type: Onsite

About Us

We’re a much-loved brand with an exciting future. Our Islanders are a diverse bunch of bright, talented people who love working together – and are proud of the work they do. Progression here can take you in all kinds of directions. This is what a career at River Island is like. And this is where yours starts.

What We Are Looking For

Drive Sales & Maximise Profit

  • Adhere to company VM guidelines by ensuring product is merchandised correctly and implementing layout changes.
  • Identify creative and visual ideas for the store and be responsible for product placement.
  • Conduct daily floor walks including windows, lighting, sales floor, and stockrooms to identify areas of opportunity.
  • Analyse commercial reports and take action, making commercial decisions and delegating tasks to your team.
  • Provide customers with ideas on how to wear our products, keeping up with the latest trends and competitor activity.
  • Work alongside the field VM team to ensure high visual standards across your store.
  • Ensure delivery is prioritised commercially so that new lines and replenishment of biggest selling departments are sent to the sales floor quickly.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Work on your own initiative
  • Be a great communicator and engage your team
  • Have good leadership skills
  • Be passionate about delivering a world-class experience to our customers
  • Experience in analysing reports and making commercial decisions
  • Understanding of the latest trends and our competitors
  • Experience in VM
  • Experience in managing a large team within a high turnover environment
  • Previous experience at Sales Manager Level/Visual Merchandiser Level
  • Medium store/deputy manager experience looking to move into a larger turnover environment


This Is For You...

  • Discount: Generous 50% staff discount & uniform allowance.
  • RI Rewards: Discounts, benefits, financial advice, wellbeing solutions, and more through Reward Gateway, plus a generous bonus scheme.
  • Island Culture: Stores fitted with Kindness Cupboards and support from the Retail Trust.
  • Family Hub: Support for all different family setups, enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption & fertility treatment.
  • Giver Island: Give as you earn scheme, a ‘Giver Island’ day each year, and matched funding.
  • Opportunities: Progression focus throughout Retail & Head Office, support with upskilling through on the job training and qualifications.
  • Pension: A contributory private pension scheme.
  • Holiday: 28 days (UK) / 30 days (ROI) paid holiday, inclusive of Bank Holidays. Option to buy additional holiday.
  • Discount: We mentioned the discount, right?

Keeping You Safe

At River Island, we are committed to the safeguarding of all of our employees regardless of age or job role. We will fulfill our obligation under the Prevent duty which seeks to stop extremism and extremist views from materializing in our business. We promote and encourage the belief in British Values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.

To apply: https://riverislandsm.pinpointhq.com/en/postings/97bc7d80-f152-4697-bc9f-2937dd87a209