#146976

Manager, Global Visual Merchandising

Location:
New York
Job Terms:
Permanent
Start date:
05/13/2019
Posted By:
Maureen Shiver
Date:
04/26/2019

Job Description:

DEPARTMENT: Creative 
REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Global Visual Merchandising & Store Design 

SUMMARY 
Client is looking for a clever and tactical Manager, Visual Merchandising to join the Global Visual Merchandising and Store Design team reporting to the Executive Director (ED). This role will partner with the ED in the conceptualization, coordination, and successful execution of the global Retail Experience through campaign design concepts and guidelines as well as events for regional execution. This person will act as expert merchandising and design lead, brand guardian and storyteller and overall support to the regions ensuring that all retail activations meet brand standards and aesthetics. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated multi-tasker, who thrives in a fast-paced environment and who has global experience (not just regional).

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Manage all Visual Merchandising aspects of product launches as it relates to the brand's retail and wholesale design principals and merchandising strategies 
  • Propose and develop new design initiatives for product campaigns including eventing in line with Brand vision for FSSs and wholesale 
  • Work closely with Regional teams on the review of all product campaigns providing continual feedback/clarification to region’s queries 
  • Ensure clear communication, transfer of information and alignment of regional teams to maintain and build collaborative and efficient process 
  • Concept, create and deliver strong retail activation design solutions to support in-store Visual Merchandising and Marketing initiatives 
  • Partner with Director, Global Retail [Store] Design and marketing to ensure store plans accurately fulfill seasonal merchandising needs and selling strategies 
  • Partner with Corporate Procurement to leverage Global resources for fixtures and materials 
  • Maintain Global Visual Merchandising standards books and ensure aesthetics across regions 
  • Prepare presentation documents for Senior Management reviews, regional presentations, and other requirements as needed 
  • Maintain strong awareness of design trends and tech innovations within industry retail environments as well as outside and an aptitude to translate these ideas into a retail space 
  • Maintain high quality brand standards and follow-through in projects while adhering to project defined guidelines and timetables 
  • Ability to produce presentation drawings in 3D, knowledge of fixture construction and assembly are essential 
  • Maintain strong working knowledge of the brand – its heritage, customers, products, retail environments as well as direct competitors 
  • Cultivates relationships with multiple vendors with varying capabilities, maintaining an emphasis on quality production, adherence to brand standards, and best practices 
  • Partner, coach and develop regional teams to understand corporate visual merchandising standards 
  • Archiving all relevant drawings, concepts and communication for each project 


QUALIFICATIONS 

  • University degree in Industrial Design or Merchandising design a plus 
  • Minimum 7 years of related experience in visual merchandising or industrial design at a retail or corporate office 
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of Rhino. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (specifically Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) and Office Suite 
  • Hand sketching skills are a plus 
  • Impeccable design aptitude and conceptual thinking required 
  • Experience with managing processes to develop clear and concise design solutions aligned with business strategies 
  • Effective time management. Ability to handle several projects simultaneously and react quickly in a fast pace environment 
  • Excellent interpersonal/presentation skills to work with multiple business partners, cross-functional teams and to manage stakeholder partnerships is a must 
  • Knowledge of retail environments and trends 
  • Ability to work in both a highly collaborative team environment and independently 
  • Skilled at persuasion and decision-making when collaborating with vendors and internally 
  • Ability to anticipate and enthusiastically solve problems – logically and efficiently 
  • Be a proactive, goal-oriented team player with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude 
  • Be exceptionally organized with an eye toward facilitating processes, rather than enforcing them 
  • Possess a keen attention to detail 
  • Enthusiastic about DESIGN and BEAUTY a must!!