Production Merchandising Manager

New York Metropolitan Area, USA
Posted 15 days ago
Full timeRetail,Retail Luxury Goods and Jewelry

Givenchy is seeking a Production Merchandising Manager to join our team in New York! This position is responsible for implementing and maintaining visual standards within both the retail network and wholesale corners in accordance with visual directives. This will be accomplished through positive partnership the Global Visual Merchandising team and the regional cross-functional teams in a highly collaborative environment.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities

· Receive visual directives and guidelines from HQ. Implements and maintains all merchandising guidelines

· Responsible for the acquisition of materials

· Coordinates and supervises vendors/installations

· Budget accountability for all visual displays and in-store installations (e.g., freelancers, props, etc.)

· Assist store managers with visual aspects, artistic direction of new store openings and special events

· Maintain and monitor region’s records (budgets, photos, installations, etc.) on an on-going basis

· Visit all stores to ensure that visual direction is being followed

· Provide regular reports to HQ on region’s visual activities, areas for improvement and recommendations

· Work with wholesale to re-work existing fixtures

Retail Windows and Interiors

· Assist in the rollout of window concepts, events, and seasonal decor for markets inclusive of two-and three-dimensional assets. Including store communication on windows and other customer touchpoints throughout the store

· Support print productions and graphic adaptations to vendors in each market

· Assist with sourcing store opening props, fixture roll outs and new creative store developments

· Help produce visual merchandising tool kits and in-store presentation directives for each market

· Coordinate vendor’s installation/strike timelines

· Maintain and update windows, tables, shelving, and fixture specs

· Travel to retail stores to assist in vinyl installations and season décor updates when needed

· Draft floor plans and elevations of store’s fixtures for merchandising guidelines

· Partner with Marketing, Graphic Design & Retail Sales for consumer initiatives, designing and executing projects where needed

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Attributes:

· 5+ years of Visual Merchandising Management experience including a background in design with a detailed knowledge of fashion and retail

· 5+ years of VM window installations and planning

· High level of accuracy, detail oriented and strong organizational skills; ability to bring guidance, structure, and leadership to merchant team with a hands-on style and work ethic

· Excellent communication and presentation skills with a passion for innovation, creativity, and the ability to deliver work with a standard of excellence

· Creative, assertive, and solution-oriented

· Exceptional interpersonal skills and experienced people manager

· Ability to manage and deliver large scale projects across a large number of locations simultaneously

· Possessing a highly attuned attention to detail and strong organizational skills

· Bring a solution orientated approach to challenges and roadblocks that may impede progress

· Deadline oriented

· Excellent computer skills including Adobe CS, Photoshop, Sketch Up, CAD, and Microsoft office tools

· Ability to travel 50%

· Ability to lift up to 50lbs

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