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Visual Merchandiser at ALARA


Vacancy at Alara

ALARA is a luxury lifestyle brand dedicated to contemporary art, design, fashion, cuisine and culture. The concept store is located in Lagos, Nigeria and will feature inspirational objects of African origin alongside international design. ALARA was created by Reni Folawiyo, and the Lagos store has been designed by renowned architect David Adjaye - It features an exhibition-style retail space, a restaurant and terrace lounge, and an art gallery. ALARA means "wondrous performer"​.

Job Title: Visual Merchandiser

Job Location Lagos Nigeria

Job description

The ideal candidate will be responsible for creating unique merchandising displays at ALARA. He or she will partner with the Sales, Marketing and Buying Department to plan and execute displays based on approved strategies presented to the General Manager.

Key Responsibilities

1. Create attractive displays and supervise the overall look and feel of the shop viz Merchandising, Music, Mood, Setup and overall cleanliness

2. Liaise with the buying and Inventory team to plan and execute daily and weekly Merchandising strategies to help increase sales

3. Create, finalize and source props needed to bring final designs to life

4. Initiation and coordination of Events in partnership with the marketing team

5. Supervise installations and shop-floor enhancement activities.

6. Creative involvement in Multimedia campaigns/events, I.e. working with PR and marketing for input and assistance in the process of creating content.

7. Attend to customers by responding to their enquiries and providing guidance where necessary.

8. Selling Alara’s merchandise to potential and existing customers to aid the department in meeting its targets.

9. Assist clients in reaching a decision on items of interest

10. Develop and maintain a relationship with walk in customers which would in turn result to sales.


1. Must be an ALARA Brand Ambassador

2. Retail Experience preferred

3. Experience in Visuals or Retail Merchandising

4. Must be creative and/or have a creative eye for details

5. Must have seen projects through from beginning to end

6. Must have knowledge of top luxury brands

7. Must be able to work a flexible schedule – nights & weekends based on the needs of the business

8. Must have good communication skills

9. Interpersonal Skill

Work Environment

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is usually indoors, in a controlled environment, and experiences a moderate noise level.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to handle, reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally will handle and move objects which include but not limited to store items/equipment using hands and arms.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. 9:00 a.m to 6:00p.m.

Salary – N120,000 – N180,000 Gross

Required Education and Experience

 Proven experience as supervisor or relevant role

1st Degree or High School Cert + at least 4 years Retail Experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Professional certifications would be an added advantage.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Send your application with your CV and Cover Letter to with the subject “VM – ALARA”.


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