Visual Area Lead - DTC (Orlando)

Purpose:

As part of the Retail Marketing & VM team this job will provide leadership for a geographic group of stores to meet or exceed in Global Visual Merchandising standards. Coaching of Visual Merchandising Champions to drive Visual Excellence for both Visual Merchandising and In-Store Communication tools.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be a Brand Ambassador, consistently exhibits the Brand Attitude and Values.
  • Inspire and engage Visual team-members to ensure executional excellence at retail.
  • Coaches, motivates and trains Visual Merchandising Champions during the on boarding process as well as ongoing.
  • Communicates clear expectations and guidelines to your teams in order to successfully achieve targets.
  • Supports the execution of all visual merchandising initiatives with planning and implementation guidelines. Drive flawless execution as the lead with store and field operations.
  • Supports and coaches store team to understand ability to increase store profitability through visual merchandising.
  • Work closely with Retail Marketing & VM team to support the execution of brand standards at the area and store level.
  • Support in the training, communication & best practice processes into the market place to ensure Global consistency and excellence in execution at the point of sale.
  • Promote Visual Merchandising as a profit center contributor.
  • Positively communicates and actively demonstrates the Brand Values and North America Retail Mission.

Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience:

  • Proven passion for visual merchandising.
  • Knowledge of, retail landscape, training methods, visual merchandising, retail marketing and presentation.
  • Strong project management and planning skills. Highly organized and demonstrated follow through.
  • Must possess and consistently exhibit the competencies relative to the position.
  • Excellent skills in operating personal computers, POS systems, and various software packages including MS office.
  • Knowledge and understanding of profit and loss statement and store KPIs to make commercial decisions based on sound financial judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to lead discussions in diverse groups of varying size.
  • Ability to think conceptually, in strategic terms and diagnose and translate sales/category reporting to an in store merchandising strategy.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and processes.
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and/or written instructions and request clarification if needed.
  • Demonstrates an inspirational attitude that contributes to a positive team environment.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with team members.
  • Well-developed ability to speak, read, comprehend, and write English.
  • Ability to maintain reliable and consistent attendance and punctuality.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Qualifications:

  • 4 year college or university degree in business, retail management, or related field.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working in a sports/fashion customer & commercial focused retail environment with a minimum 12 months of Store Management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in managing high level retail visual merchandising and delivering consumer in-store experience.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with customers and store personnel.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, including evening, overnight and weekend shifts.
  • Ability to travel up to 60% of the time.

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