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E&H Ace Hardware Group

Visual Merchandiser

Department: Store Operations

Reports to: Store Manager with direction from Marketing & Merchandising

Location: Store

About E&H Ace Hardware

E&H Hardware Group, LLC (doing business as “E&H Ace Hardware”) operates 26 Ace Hardware locations throughout the state of Ohio. The company is family-owned and headquartered in Wooster, Ohio. With over 60 years of history in the hardware business, E&H Ace Hardware continues to grow through the promotion of friendly, helpful service within the neighborhoods we serve. We are seeking motivated individuals to join our team that share the same drive to exceed customers’ expectations through relationships built on trust.

General Job Summary

The Visual Merchandiser reports to the Store Manager and will be charged with execution of the Company’s in-store merchandising strategies as directed by the Marketing & Merchandising Department, with a primary focus on the gift department. This position will also be responsible for creating visual displays within the store of new and existing products and providing a pleasant, inspiring shopping experience for customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Gift Department Visual Merchandising

  • Define, design, and implement appealing and eye-catching visual displays that lead the customer through the shopping discovery journey in E&H’s gift department concept called “The Nook”.

  • Change displays frequently to keep a sense of discovery, promote new products, and reflect restive or seasonal themes

  • Keep merchandise stocked fronted/faced, and dusted.

  • Work closely with gift department buyer and gift Category Manager to ensure department remains sufficiently stocked with core and seasonal goods that reflect local customer preferences

  • Update promotional materials, as needed

Hardware Store Visual Merchandising

  • Ensure monthly hardware endcaps are set per pre-defined plan-o-grams, including promotional signage and pricing as needed

  • Ensure execution of monthly promotional store signage and other ad-hoc merchandising programs as assigned

  • Assist store personnel in the strategic merchandising of general floor displays, shippers, clip strips, and other merchandising programs

Physical Demands

  • Repetitive lifting, carrying, bending, stooping, pulling & pushing, with regular lifting of up to 50 lbs.

Minimum Skills, Requirements, and Qualifications

  • Proven work experience as a visual merchandiser

  • Possess space planning skills and a general knowledge of merchandising planning and presentation

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint

  • Possess strong organizational skills to help maintain clean, organized backstock

  • Ability to maintain a balanced schedule and work independently with little or no supervision

  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective communication with customers and employees

  • Ability to cross-collaborate with store teams and managers effectively to drive sales

  • Continued consideration of an otherwise qualified candidate is subject to a satisfactory background check

Anticipated Work Schedule

  • Full time, hourly – typically 40 hours per week.

  • Weekend hours anticipated due to the nature of gift department shopping patterns

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14.00 – $17.00 per hour


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