Area Visual Merchandising Manager

  • Company: Louis Vuitton UK
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Merchandising
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: LVM08063
  • Date of publication: 2019.02.27

Position

As an Area Visual Merchandising Manager, you will manage and oversee all activities relating to store visual merchandising for your store(s), according to Louis Vuitton guidelines, and within required time frames. You will manage the in-store Visual Merchandising team to ensure that at all times product and props look their best and are well maintained and rotated as required.


Profile

Management Tasks & Accountabilities: 

Management of Maison VM team (two direct reports) - including issuing guidance, feedback and managing performance 

Daily communication with the VM team, stock team, store and country management

Planning and organisation,

Reporting to Store Director, with ‘dotted line' to VM Manager and Marketing Director as needed

Sales Associates team reporting on VM works: window concept explanations, products display responsible of the visual identity of the store: guidelines respected

Identification and motivation of visual merchandising team

Reactivity and creativity: alternative and attractive VM to be implemented

Commercial attitude

VM Specific Tasks (all VM profiles regardless of hierarchy) include:

Windows

Set up

In charge of the window set-up (5 per year): coordination with contractors, electrician, kits delivery

Planning, anticipation, organisation, inside and outside glass panel and window cleaning, lighting, refurbishment if need be

Window booklet analysis and application

Anticipation of the products stock

Products set up

Lighting focusing

Intranet reporting

Pictures to be sent to country Visual Merchandising Manager

Product Rotations

Pre planning of the rotation, creating a zoning to be shared with all concerned, after taking in business needs / priorities

Follow up VM booklet guidelines

Reactivity to business needs at any given time

Aware of the city / actuality / events environment

Coherence between all products categories

Windows database update

Instore

Store cleanness and tidiness

Lighting condition

All product categories knowledge

All product categories Visual Merchandising guidelines knowledge

Stock team collaboration for product availability, launches and ends of life

Visual training to the VM store, morning briefs to be carried out at least 1 per month

IWD knowledge: guidelines / reporting / best practices. Intranet system

Rotation

Products rotation organisation: team planning, training non VMs and for them to participate rotations

Products stock anticipations

Sharing / understanding the commercial vision with the store manager

Zoning validated by VM country

Coherent with environment, to follow up the VM guidelines

Knowledge of launch, end of file, push: NIP's, country VM communication

Database update

Pictures to be sent to country VM Manager


Additional information

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience in a high-end, luxury retail environment with a proven track record of developing direct reports and building effective teams.

Manager-level experience in High- End Fashion/ Luxury Goods Industry

Experience with RTW and Accessories

Experience with window installations

Knowledge of retail business (preferably high-end luxury goods)

Ability to articulate ideas clearly and concisely in a variety of settings, adjusting the message to match the audience level and size

Outstanding interpersonal, written, communication, organizational and presentation skills

Computer Skills (PowerPoint, MS Office)

Ability to deal with different levels of the organization comfortably

Builds appropriate rapport and effective relationships

Ability to bring concepts to reality

Store Planning background preferred

Experience managing budgets

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