UK Visual Merchandising Manager - London

  • Company: Christian Dior UK Ltd
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Retail
  • Experience required: Minimum 10 years
  • Reference No.: CDC01792
  • Date of publication: 2018.05.29

Position

Christian Dior Couture offers more than a beautiful brand to our clients; we invite them to be part of the heritage, to share the passion for luxury and to be part of the Dior family. We look for the same desire in our employees, to have a natural enthusiasm and passion about being part of the House of Dior.

We are looking for a Visual Merchandising Manager who will look after all locations across the UK.

Responsibilities:

>  Manage the UK VM team and ensuring standards are maintained in all UK points of sale Implement visual directives issued by Paris in the UK boutiques and Department store concessions
>  Build strong relationships with the Boutique and Concession management teams to ensure the VM supports the business strategy and sales objective
>  Manage the UK Visual Merchandising budgets in conjunction with the Head of Finance
>  Source suppliers for VM implementation and production in line with Paris guidelines and budget
>  Organise all UK Visual Merchandising training for delivery by the VM Coordinators in the boutiques and concessions
>  Manage the seasonal changeover of window schemes
>  Organise the manufacture of VM tools wherever required
>  Manage a database of VM tools that is kept up to date to track their location/storage
>  Seasonal window décor planning for all categories; liaising with Paris-based Design team and local suppliers
>  Organise, oversee and manage all VM tools and suppliers
>  Oversee all VM implementation of all UK events
>  Report to Paris head office weekly on all VM activities


Profile

Experience Required:

>  Previous Visual Merchandising experience within a multi-category luxury fashion house
>  Proven ability to lead an experienced and capable team
>  Proven ability to manage VM productions and financial budgets
>  Excellent communication and relationship building skills
>  A passion for Christian Dior and our collections
>  Strong knowledge of fashion and trends
>  Knowledge of window décor designs and illustrations
>  Availability to work late nights where required
>  Knowledge of Illustrator, PowerPoint and Excel

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