Visual Merchandising Area Lead
About the Job
PURPOSE As part of the Retail Marketing & VM Team this job will provide leadership for a geographic group of stores to meet or exceed in Global Visual Merchandising standards. Coaching of Visual Merchandising Champions to drive Visual Excellence for both Visual Merchandising and In-Store Communication tools. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES Be a Brand Ambassador, consistently exhibits the Brand Attitude and Values. Inspire and engage Visual Team members to ensure executional excellence at retail. Coaches, motivates and trains Visual Merchandising Champions during the onboarding process as well as ongoing. Communicates clear expectations and guidelines to your teams in order to successfully achieve targets. Supports the execution of all visual merchandising initiatives with planning and implementation guidelines. Drive flawless execution as the lead with store and field operations. Supports and coaches store team to understand ability to increase store profitability through visual merchandising. Work closely with Retail Marketing & VM Team to support the execution of brand standards at the area and store level. Support in the training, communication & best practice processes into the marketplace to ensure Global consistency and excellence in execution at the point of sale. Promote visual merchandising as a profit center contributor. Positively communicates and actively demonstrates the Brand Values and North America Retail Mission. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND CAPABILITIES Proven passion for visual merchandising. Knowledge of retail landscape, training methods, visual merchandising, retail marketing and presentation. Strong project management and planning skills. Highly organized and demonstrated follow through. Must possess and consistently exhibit the competencies relative to the position. Excellent skills in operating personal computers, POS systems, and various software packages including MS office. Knowledge and understanding of profit and loss statement and store KPIs to make commercial decisions based on sound financial judgment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to lead discussions in diverse groups of varying size. Ability to think conceptually, in strategic terms and diagnose and translate sales/category reporting to an in-store merchandising strategy. Knowledge of customer service principles and processes. Ability to learn and adapt quickly in a fast paced environment. Ability to understand and carry out oral and/or written instructions and request clarification if needed. Demonstrates an inspirational attitude that contributes to a positive team environment. Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with team members. Well-developed ability to speak, read, comprehend, and write English. Ability to maintain reliable and consistent attendance and punctuality. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 4 year college or university degree in business, retail management, or related field. Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working in a sports/fashion customer & commercial focused retail environment with a minimum 12 months of Store Management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in managing high level retail visual merchandising and delivering consumer in-store experience. Ability to effectively communicate with customers and store personnel. Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, including evening, overnight and weekend shifts. Ability to travel up to 60% of the time.