Senior Manager, Visual Merchandising, Canada & Latin America

  • Company: Christian Dior Inc.
  • Country/Region: Canada
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function:
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: CDC03124
  • Date of publication: 2019.11.08

Position

Job purpose:

Responsible for managing local VM teams in both Canadian and Latin American markets for the implementation and maintenance of corporate visual directives to reinforce the Dior worldwide brand image.  Visual directives can include product guidelines, window installations, campaign changes, special projects, prop and floral needs for the stores.  This person will also be responsible for maintaining existing local vendor relationships as well as researching and developing new ones to facilitate the planning and execution of window and special project installations.  The role will be based in Toronto and will report directly to the Vice President of VM for the Americas


Profile

Task and responsibilities:

  • Work in partnership with NY Corporate office to convey and communicate one cohesive global brand image in both markets
  • Plan, implement, and maintain seasonal décor changes for all categories including leather goods, accessories, and ready to wear for both men's and women's, fine jewelry, and homeware.
  • Develop store level network of support between local VM, Management, and sales teams for display maintenance and upholding the brand image as well as understanding business needs.
  • Train and mentor the VM team within both markets, permanent and freelance head counts, on merchandising, time management, and communication
  • Travel stores for seasonal window changes for flagships

Additional information

Skills and Competencies:

  • Possess creativity and originality
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to translate design trends to store windows and environments
  • Strong follow through skills
  • Ability to understand and apply all company policies and procedures
  • Ability to develop and train management team, build relationships, utilize skills of workforce most appropriately
  • Ability to delegate responsibility and manage from a top-level
  • Effectively able to cope with sudden changes
  • Comfortable around upper management
  • Ability to operate all equipment and programs necessary to perform the job

Requirements:

  • 5-7 years of Visual Display and Merchandising experience
  • Highly proficient in both spoken and written English & Spanish
  • Ability to work a full-time schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Prior management experience
  • Solid understanding of Dior brand image
  • Ability for frequent travel to Latin America (Brazil, Mexico & Panama)

 

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