Visual Merchandising Manager - Fifth Avenue Maison

New York, United States
21 September 2021
Permanent Job

Position

As a Visual Merchandising Manager, you will be an ambassador of the Brand and ensure the consistency, quality and sophistication of the visual merchandising implementation on all product categories. You will support the business strategy and contribute to enhancing the Client experience in store.

Profile

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Windows:

  • Coordinate with the Corporate office and local suppliers for the window installation
  • Manage the window product change for every rotation


Interior Merchandising Implementation:

  • Plan, prepare and implement regular store zoning and rotations in consultation with Store Management
  • Manage the products including: preparation in the back of house, location changes in database (RMS) and installation
  • Share qualitative and photographic feedback, after each rotation with the Corporate Visual Merchandising Manager
  • Visit competitors and report best practices
  • Be the ambassador and role model in store for visual merchandising, demonstrating an active genuine passion and strong enthusiasm
  • Master knowledge of all product categories
  • Act as a proactive force in developing the business, leveraging visual merchandising as a way to drive sales
  • Interact with the Team Manager or Team Lead leading the category as well the Expert Advisors to make sure key products are selected and well displayed


Interactions with the Team, Preparation of Store Zoning and Events:

  • Collaborate with the Store Manager, Team Manager or Team Lead and Expert Advisor on business events (sales trends, new launches, new collections) and visual merchandising topics (permanent and seasonal visual merchandising guidelines)
  • Implement the store zonings for each product category in close collaboration with Expert Advisors, Team Managers or Team Leads leading a category, Universe Managers and Store Manager, propose alternative products in case of product shortage and validate the zoning with the Corporate Visual Merchandising Manager
  • Implement visual merchandising concepts for events in store


Day to Day Visual Merchandising Maintenance Checks:

  • Check store maintenance and environment to maintain luxury retail standards, ensuring lighting, windows, props and furniture are in excellent condition
  • Manage the reordering of props, lighting and visual merchandising tools where necessary
  • Ensure products are displayed according to Louis Vuitton standards and current guidelines


Team Management and Development:

  • Identifying employees with visual merchandising strengths within the network
  • Train and facilitate orientation of new Visual Leaders
  • Assist Store Director / Store Manager with management of visual team and enforce company policies
  • Set visual expectations, and proactively manage performance against expectations
  • Coach, train, motivate and develop visual team members to the best of their abilities to support strong succession planning
  • Communicate corporate category directives to visual team


General:

  • Perform as a team-player, participate in all activities contributing to the overall objectives of the store
  • Develop the highest Brand and product knowledge
  • Respect Louis Vuitton Brand standards in terms of grooming and behavior
  • Follow the company’s policies and procedures

Additional information

PRINCIPAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED

Ideal 5+ years merchandising experience in a retail specialty environment, or luxury environment
Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent
Experience with RTW and accessories
Experience with window installations
Outstanding interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
Deadline-oriented
Detail-oriented
Team player
Store Planning background helpful

Schedule: Requires evening, weekend and holiday availability

Reference: LVM14101