Visual Merchandising Design Manager

  • Company: Parfums Christian Dior USA
  • Location: United States
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Design & Creation
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: PCD16025
  • Date of publication: 2019.04.10


Position Overview:

Execute Visual Merchandising design with a focus on the Color Category in North America. Develop Dior Beauty Merchandising counters and displays from concept to final pre-production manufacturing.  Manage new Color design initiatives.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Apply and adapt Global Visual Merchandising concept guidelines to North American market.
  • Drive innovation at store level and build in-store brand consistency nationally.
  • Liaise with Central Visual Merchandising Design team in Paris and New York Office. Coordinate external/internal project validation.
  • Build retailer relationships for approvals for new merchandising elements.
  • Manage 3D Visual Week project installations, photography and schedule.
  • Manage lightbox launch roll outs, maintain master database, and provide custom layouts.
  • Create Design mechanical drawings for Purchasing team to bid.
  • Review mechanical/engineering drawings and pre-production prototypes.
  • Use creative suite to provide screening artwork and typesafety files for final production.
  • Create Planograms using IWD software (training provided) and maintain database.

Additional information

Qualifications & Skills:


·       Bachelor's degree in architecture, industrial, or interior design degree required.

·       5+ years of visual merchandising and/or store design experience in beauty or related industry. Sephora experience preferred.  

·       A keen ability to be proactive as well as handle a multitude of projects at a time.

·       Highly organized and detail-oriented.  

·       Able to use AutoCad and Adobe CS software.

·       Creative and strategic thinker, an "influencer," a consensus builder, and excellent team player.

·       Fluent in reviewing mechanical/engineering drawings and pre-production prototypes.

·       Able to deal with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and judgment.

Critical Skills:

·       Proficient in using creative suite to provide screening artwork and type safety files for final production.

·       3D preferred, but not essential.

·       Fluency or working knowledge of French is preferred.


Perfumes & Cosmetics

A major player in the perfumes, make-up and skincare markets, the Perfumes & Cosmetics division groups together major historic Houses as well as young brands with strong potential.

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