Sr. Visual Merchandiser

Forever 21
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 27 days ago
Other27-1026.00: Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

Overview:

Forever 21 is a fashion industry leader making the latest trends accessible to all while inspiring unique style and confidence. With a renewed focus on the customer experience, the brand offers high style designs and fashion basics with compelling values and a dynamic store environment. While driving innovation across e-commerce and digital to expand access and convenience, the brand continues to strengthen its positioning as today’s preferred destination for the fashionable consumer. Forever 21 is located in more than 540 locations globally and online, and we’re seeking passionate and creative people to join our Forever family.

The Sr. Visual Merchandiser will be responsible for leading the team and providing merchandising & styling guidance through creativity, competitive analysis and forward thinking. The Sr. Visual Merchandiser will help ensure that the corporate visual direction is of the highest caliber and in line with current trends.

Responsibilities:

  • Review product information and develop elevated, trend forward concepts

  • Ensure that trends, merchandising and styling techniques are brand appropriate and in line with competitors

  • Participate in floorsets, merchandise updates, launches and in-store visual set-ups; travel and assist with new store openings as needed

  • Photograph, write verbiage and edit visual directives ensuring to meet the deadlines set forth by the Visual Department Management Team

  • Collaborate with the Visual Management Team to determine scheduling and execution for floorsets, updates, launches and visual initiatives set forth by the Executive and Upper Management Team

  • Responsible for providing alternative solutions based on feedback and helping the team work through call outs

  • Provide clear, comprehensive and concise merchandising & styling guidelines for domestic and international markets

  • Research upcoming trends through competitive analysis, street style, blogs, runway and magazines on a daily basis

  • Create and communicate Visual Training initiatives as they pertain to styling for the field teams to reference

  • Visit stores, work with field leaders and provide feedback and solutions to store specific issues that is in line with the brand and most recent merchandising and styling direction

  • Create solutions and new ideas, always taking into consideration how to elevate, move forward and evolve

  • Develop and mentor team members in order to create benchmarks for the growth of the Visual Departmen

Qualifications:

  • Must have an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Fashion, Merchandising, Design or a similar field

  • Must have 3-4 years of experience in styling and merchandising. Supervisory & corporate experience is a plus

  • Must be able to work early or overnight shifts and travel surrounding/remote markets to help provide field leadership teams with feedback, solutions and guidance

  • Must be able to work through consistent feedback and work in a fast paced environment

  • Must maintain a positive, team oriented attitude in a high energy environment

  • Must have exceptional styling skills. This includes a strong understanding of fashion and latest trends in all markets

  • Must be able to think outside of the box and work with a high sense of urgency

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) and the use of digital cameras

  • Must have strong grammar, written and verbal communication skills

  • Must have excellent attention to detail, prioritization, organization and time-management skills

  • Must be able to maneuver within a corporate environment

  • Must be able and willing to lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perform frequent standing, walking, repetitive finger, hand and wrist motions, as well as bending, stooping, reaching, squatting, kneeling, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders

  • Must be able to stand and/or sit for extended periods of time

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