Visual Merchandiser - Design & Operations

New York, NY
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Cassie Hunter

Job Description:

Aquent is supporting a global luxury beauty brand in their search for a Visual Merchandiser! This is a long-term FT Freelance role based in NYC with subsidized health benefits.

The Visual Merchandiser will support the overall VM communications calendar, logistics, and process. This VM will be a part of a dynamic, creative environment where you will support the brand's visual merchandising initiatives are executed. The position reports to the Director of Visual Merchandising. They would be responsible for all operational deliverables in the merchandising timeline and for streamlining communication and processes throughout the development process. This would include, but would not be limited to, the following roles and responsibilities: 

  • Support development of VM guidelines for all retail partners 
  • Manage communications and requests from the field, fulfilling all requests 
  • Update merchandising guides, check lists, floor plans and schematics for retail channels 
  • Maintain and organize sourced VM elements inventory, placing orders as needed 
  • Help build prelim mockups of new concept design models and story boards as needed 
  • Work with the creative team to ensure on-time delivery of VM related creative assets 
  • Ensure in-store execution is on brand for NYC flagship stores on a monthly basis 
  • Support Director’s Sales training & education – ongoing field training 
  • Keep track of VM budget and invoices 

Ideal Experience

  • 2-4 years of Visual Merchandising experience: Specialty and Department store retailer experience preferred 
  • Strong technical, communication and visual merchandising background
  • Results oriented and action driven. Ability to take initiative, ownership and accountability 
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize 
  • Bachelor degree, preferably in Visual Design, Merchandising, Fine Arts or Interior Design 
  • Computer Skills - Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch up, InDesign, Excel and Microsoft office/ PowerPoint 
  • High level of Creativity (must be able to communicate, sketch, etc.) -- the role will not concept designs, but should be able to tweak them and create presentations
  • Strong Presentation skills

Client Description:

Working with AQUENT gives you access to some pretty cool things:

    1.    You're paid weekly with the option for direct deposit Subsidized Health/Vision/Dental (including term life and LTD) benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk). Learn more about our awesome benefits here: https://aquent.com/our-dna/healthcare

    2.    Access to Fidelity 401(k) 

    3.    Access to the Flexible Spending Account Program (pre-tax payment toward commuter passes, etc.) 

    4.    Talent Rewards Program (we pay cash for referrals!) 

    5.   Aquent Support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations. We're also there to help you find new opportunities when you're finishing up your current role.

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.