Visual Merchandising Manager

Visual Merchandising Manager

Job Title: Visual Merchandising Manager
Contract Type: Freelance / Contract
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: ST133817_1491476450
Contact Name: Sarah Taylor
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 06, 2017 12:00

Job Description


  • Delivering the VM proposition in stores working in collaboration with Buying, Merchandising and Creative
  • Ensure a strong commercial approach to VM with an understanding of density, product adjacencies and customer flow in stores
  • Be an aspirational leader to the VM field team- with a flair in developing talent and building success
  • Ensure effective two way communication between Retail and Head Office
  • Developing and trialling new UK VM concepts and proactively feeding back to the Brand
  • Work closely with the VM Operations and VM Visual Managers to ensure the consistent implementation of VM guidelines to a high standard
  • Conduct research on current and future trends to influence the visual merchandising/styling and interiors
  • Development of new ideas to improve floor layouts for all stores and help the mega store/external businesses differential
  • Set up seasonal model store to be reviewed and signed off by the Head of Brand Visual Merchandising
  • Ability to think creatively and develop the full potential from projects, taking advantage of new developments and technology
  • Working closely with Store planning to review layout planning and VM equipment for new store openings and refits
  • Working closely with Learning and Development to meet the training and development needs of the Field VM team
  • Developing and writing content for training programs to progress VM talent in store to Area Visual Specialist level
  • Facilitating quarterly VM meetings to review current processes and to update on Brand strategy
  • Managing the upkeep of VM diaries and calendars to ensure VM resource is prioritised
  • Managing new store openings/model store/refits process from store set up to Area roll out ensuring stores open to company standards and within timeframes
  • Work in collaboration with Area Managers to ensure the Brand VM vision is delivered in stores
  • Hold inspiring Visual training events
  • Support on International visual training sessions based in the UK and Overseas

Key Experience, Skills & Abilities

  • An inspirational highly motivated and results driven manager with the ability to lead from a distance
  • Highly skilled visual merchandiser with an eye for detail
  • Fashion background
  • Experience in mannequin dressing/styling/launching window schemes
  • Combines creative ideas with a practical commercial approach
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of word/Power point/Excel, working knowledge of in-design and Photoshop
  • Can perform under pressure and operate in a fast paced environment, maintaining the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to influence and communicate effectively at all levels
  • Motivated, committed and driven
  • Strong written presentation skills, required for effective communications and guideline delivery
  • Extensive UK and potentially International travel as the business requires
  • Periods of overnight work for guideline/seasonal and new store set ups
  • Personal travel and expense budget management
  • Full clean driver's license required

Key Interfaces

  • Head of Brand Visual Merchandising
  • VM Operations and Visual Manager
  • Field Visual Specialists
  • Creative and Marketing teams
  • Buying and Merchandising teams
  • Regional Controllers, Area Managers and Store Managers

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