Visual Merchandising Associate

Miami, FL
Job Terms:
posted by:
Dove Ryan

Job Description:

The Visual Merchandisers main responsibility is to merchandise counters in Travel Retail environments following the brand’s guidelines, while respecting the TR model.

-Travel to new installations and merchandise the entire space. This includes installing vm elements, placing visuals, sorting product, stocking shelves and finishing with taking quality photos.
-Ensure all 200+ travel retail locations located throughout North America, South America, the Caribbean and Mexico are up to date with the latest VM components and collateral.
-Maintain collaborative relationship with the Global Merchandising Directors in NY to maintain global consistency. Drive weekly status calls.
-Conceptualize, design and render cutting edge in-store communication and visuals, based on brand directives as well as the market and consumer trends.
-Develop seasonal planograms and lightbox guidelines ensuring they are implemented across all doors.
Maintain a special focus on specific high profile doors paying extra attention to ensure all visual merchandising is up to brand standards. These doors will be visited on a regular basis and be logged with any necessary pendings.
-Compile comprehensive store reports after each visit and communicate with appropriate team members any necessary repairs or missing elements.
-Coordinate with retailers and understand the complexity of gaining access to retail airport locations that are post security.
-Manage extensive online inventory of merchandising collateral based at our warehouse in Miami and Switzerland.
-Track all vm elements that have been sent to store. This includes packing boxes and following up logistically.
-Ability to be on your feet for 8-10 hours a day and lift boxes up to 30 lbs.
-Work closely with the marketing team in designing dynamic in-store launch and promotional areas.
-Design communication bands, seasonal lightbox guidelines and any other related visual merchandising material.
-Work with multiple vendors and issue PO#s through SAP while working within budget constraints.
-Design large scale airport advertising campaigns.
-Art direct multiple projects at the same time including digital stills, advertisements, posters, banners and other various collateral.
-Train staff at seasonal merchandising workshops.
-Create and present updates at seasonal strategy and sales meetings to Miami commercial team as well as members from the New York office.


BFA required
3+ Years of visual merchandising/graphic design/marketing and/or related field experience required
Knowledge of computer programs including:
Adobe Creative Suite required
Adobe Acrobat required
Microsoft Office required
SAP preferred but not required
IWD displayer preferred but not required
Ability to travel 40-50% of the time with limited notification beforehand
Valid passport required
Creative portfolio required

Strong Visual Merchandising skills
Understanding of urgency and the ability to deliver on time
Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
Excellent written, oral and presentation skills
Ability to communicate with brand associates of higher level
Ability to self-manage and work independently
Strong understanding of typography, color and composition
Ability to design cutting edge graphics with limited direction
Knowledge of different printing processes
Understanding of logistics and customs requirements when shipping domestically and internationally
Spanish and Portuguese speaking a plus but not required
Photography skills a plus but not required