Visual Merchandising Coordinator-Hybrid

Genesco
Nashville, TN, USA
Posted 3 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Manufacturing,Retail
Job Summary

As the Visual Merchandising Coordinator, you will be responsible for presenting Johnston & Murphy products in store environments according to the J&M guidelines to maximize sales with the guidance and direction of the Sr. Visual Merchandising Manager as well as the Marketing, Merchandising & Store Operations teams. This includes soliciting window display information, coordinating sample needs, display set-up, photography, and formulating communication documents regarding the visual display & floor-set process. Referencing store floor plans, marketing calendars, sales reporting, and other resources along with time management and attention to detail will be key to your success.

Job Responsibilities

  • Solicits window display information, coordinates sample needs, completes presentation set-up, shoots required photography, and documents memos, floor sets & planograms for selected area of focus.
  • Supports the Sr. Visual Merchandising Manager in developing seasonal display plans, props & signs to maximize sales with focus on key seasonal product in focal display areas.
  • Develops strong working relationships across departments & store teams to support development of visuals across the Brand.
  • Collaborates with key team members across departments in initiatives.
  • Develops & trains stores in Visual Merchandising guidelines.
  • Maintains office visual displays, visual sample room and inventory.
  • Manages distribution lists & the sign library for selected area of focus.
  • Manages communication to the field through e-mail, brand social media platform, and store visits.
  • Manages daily sign & fixture fulfillments while following up to assure they arrive in a timely manner.
  • Ships required marketing elements & supports in-store set-up for store openings.
  • Manages own travel budget.
  • Processes & audits invoices.
  • Actively participates in weekly construction & marketing staff meetings.
  • Supports in other miscellaneous projects as needed.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor or Associate degree in Visual Merchandising, Fashion Merchandising, or Interior Design preferred.
  • 3+ years of retail visual merchandising experience required with hands-on mannequin and floor set detailing experience (corporate level preferred, but not mandatory).
  • Strong creative visual merchandising & story telling skills with emphasis on apparel & footwear.
  • The ability to drive business using current fashion trends while maintaining focus on commerciality of display.
  • Portfolio indicating past visual experience and an understanding of mannequin dressing & window presentations.
  • Proficiency in MS Office & Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator) preferred.
  • Photography experience is a plus.
  • Possesses high energy, sense of urgency, strong positive attitude & passion for the Brand.
  • Seeks pertinent information from outside teams in collaborative manner.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written).
  • Multitasks with focus on deadlines.
  • Great organization & time management skills.
  • Takes initiative to do what it takes to get the job done. Do you go the extra mile?
  • Gathers key information, determines potential hurdles, and makes educated decisions.
  • Works independently within a team environment.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and engage in repetitive movements. Push, pull and carrying items (mannequins, clothing, footwear, totes, torsos, etc.).
  • Ability to climb a ladder & use of a step stool.
  • Capable of working with tools to execute display set-ups.
  • Occasional travel required.

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