Visual Merchandising Manager-Canada

at Loewe
Location Toronto, Canada
Date Posted March 27, 2024
Category Visual Display/Merchandising
Job Type Full-time

Description

POSITION
The VM Manager is responsible for overseeing all visual merchandising responsibilities in their area by understanding the full strategic vision of the brand and elevating the client experience in all points of sale across Retail and Wholesale locations.

The role involves the execution of all VM and company guidelines, ideating and implementing business-driving strategies and promoting an exceptional store experience. The VM Manager will develop a close working partnership with all cross functional partners, and display agility and flexibility to drive business results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, while always maintaining the brand aesthetic.

Job Responsibilities

• Liaising with Global VM, manage the planning, organization and execution of all VM guidelines through product placement, window & creative installations, and mannequin styling.
• Empower the ability to adapt display based on the store’s requirements and architecture, considering local needs and business trends.
• Analyze weekly business results with Retail management to ideate and implement creative VM strategies to drive the regional and zone business, while always maintaining the brand aesthetic.
• Manage a regular frequency of store visits to provide resources, coaching and feedback to instill accountability in all Retail and Wholesale teams, ensuring consistent maintenance of brand standards.
• Support all cross functional partners such as Merchandising, Wholesale, CRM, Marketing, and Store Planning, etc, with brand initiatives when needed: Store openings, pop ups, client activations, brand events, etc.
• Communicate with the global & zone VM teams through calls, photographic requests, recaps, and providing feedback on displays when necessary.
• Inventory and maintain all VM props for the market, managing all requests, repairs & replacements
• Be a Loewe ambassador to the region with an optimistic and collaborative attitude. A positive and professional leader who is able to navigate a fast-paced retail environment with ever changing priorities and schedules.
• Manage one direct report through regular touch bases, coaching and professional development.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Attributes

• Excellent understanding of Visual Merchandising (5+ year’s experience preferable, including a background in management).
• Exceptional attention to detail, with a focus on display composition, balance and color palatte.
• Interest in fashion, design and art. Good photography skills are beneficial
• Excellent communication and presentation skills with a passion for innovation, creativity, and the ability to deliver work with a standard of excellence.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and experienced people manager, with the ability to collaborate cross-functionally and problem-solve.
• Comfortable engaging with an array of audiences – from global executives, B2B clients and retail teams.
• Ability to plan, manage and deliver large scale projects across a large number of locations simultaneously.
• Ability to lift up to 50lbs.
• Flexibility to work a Retail schedule including working late nights, overnights, early mornings, weekends and holidays when required.
• Ability to travel up to 70% of time, domestic & international. Sometimes able to travel on short notice on an adhoc basis.
• Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office suite.
• Foreign language skills not required but beneficial (Spanish, French).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
At our Maison, we offer a generous benefits package including medical insurance, bonus structure, paid time off, holiday pay, 401k, automatic employee contribution, and more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, and to perform crucial job functions.

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