Senior Manager Visual Merchandising

Portland, OR, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full timeSporting Goods Manufacturing,Manufacturing,Retail


Drive sell-through by effectively developing and implementing retail visual merchandising projects according to Global best practice and in a consistent, cost-effective and premium way. Work closely Visual Excellence team to ensure consistent execution of retail space projects, creating a Market culture of excitement, and desire to create premium in-store experiences.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop space and visual merchandising guidelines and provide direction to DTC Visual Excellence team in order to drive consistency in execution across the entire Market
  • Oversee development of monthly and quarterly directives for all supported stores (Flagship, BCS, OCS, FO) supporting Global and NAM key product stories.
  • Ensure project budgets are effectively planned, forecasted and managed
  • Manage collaborative relationships with Global VM team, Retail Merchandising team and DTC Visual Excellence team.
  • Manage a complex matrix of store formats to create optimal VM presentations by store
  • Partner with Global Visual Merchandising, Brand Activation and Visual Excellence teams to deliver premium and innovative in-store experiences in Brand Flagship Store
  • Create VM direction to drive clear consumer journey in-store, highlighting product features, statement pieces and increase sell-through overall and in strategic product lines
  • Provide guidance on VM, Tech Rep, and Store Coaching services to support project implementation
  • In partnership with the DTC Visual Excellence team, measure and report on retail space productivity and make recommendations to management for continuous improvement in managed spaces
  • Establish a high performance culture and drive employee engagement, leading by example.
  • Look for opportunities to provide cross-functional experiences to identified high-potential talents from both, in and outside of the team.

Knowledge Skills And Abilities

  • Proven understanding of retail needs with a focus on product presentation and merchandising.
  • Excellent project management skills, with proven ability to manage large projects in on time and to budget. Demonstrated ability to successfully negotiate and influence outcomes.
  • Ability to manage budgets and control costs.
  • Supportive and reliable team player who has a collaborative approach.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to coach and train team members.
  • Excellence interpersonal and communications skills, fostering the ability to deal with internal and external business partners in all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions with limited direction and under tight timelines.
  • Ability to cope with change, make decisions and act comfortably with risk and uncertainty.
  • Ability to create, plan and deliver presentations.
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to understand business issues and find creative ways to solve problems.
  • Understanding of retail and consumers in the sporting goods industry.
  • Strong conceptual thinking and design critiquing skills.
  • Ability to lead, manage, influence and motivate internal and external project teams.
  • Highly developed attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.
  • Hands-on retail floor and Visual Merchandising experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite as well as Microsoft Creative Suite


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.), with an emphasis in Marketing/Merchandising.
  • Minimum 6 years of Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Product marketing or other related experience in the Sporting Goods or Retail Industry.
  • Minimum 2 years of Management experience.
  • Experience managing external vendors or agencies
  • Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for degree.

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