Visual Merchandising Manager

KHAITE
New York, NY, USA
Posted 20 hours ago
$85,000 — $100,000 / year
Full time

KHAITE is a leading fashion brand based in New York City, known for its modern and luxurious designs. With a commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail, we create high-quality clothing and accessories that celebrate individuality and empower our customers to express their unique style.

JOB SUMMARY

The Visual Merchandising Manager will support the development and execution of visual merchandising strategies across Khaite global wholesale and retail channels.

As the Visual Merchandising Manager, you are responsible for the current and future customer experience, ensuring we are inspiring, industry leading, and that our store’s visual expression is reflecting our brand identity.

The Visual Merchandising Manager will be a part of a dynamic, creative atmosphere working with cross-functional partners to ensure that Khaite’s visual merchandising standards are continuously elevating the in-store client experience. The position is based in our NY office and reports to the VP, Marketing & Brand Development.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop creative visual strategy that contributes to and is consistent with brand identity and business objectives, elevating brand through retail concepts and visual presentation.
  • Utilize company tools with own visual talent and skills to plan and execute VM presentation in wholesale environments, retail stores, market activities and events.
  • Develop creative and manage execution of store interiors and fixtures, window displays, event environments and special projects.
  • Weekly merchandising of the NY Mercer Flagship and local shop in shops (Saks and BG).
  • Merchandise collection and support Sales and PR team during market and press events.
  • In consultation with merchandising, marketing, store design, retail, and wholesale, develop seasonal visual initiatives supporting merchandising and design, and company goals.
  • Develop fixture and branded environments with store design.
  • Develop full store experience programs including music, décor, fixtures, windows, and signage.
  • Implement best practices for global Visual Merchandising in stores, special events and seasonal implementations and through ongoing visual merchandising directives.
  • Develop visual merchandising guidelines and creative styling direction for stores and retail partners.
  • Present a variety of strategies for improvement of channel performance and through a dynamic and relevant seasonal collection approach.
  • Develop visual presentations to increase sales through visual impact and align to key shopping moments across all global markets and channels.
  • Monitor competitors' visual merchandising techniques and incorporate effective solutions to maintain market relevance.
  • Organize training workshops for visual merchandising, retail and wholesale teams in the region and assist in setting up new direction and enforcing integrity of VM standards.
  • Oversee VM P&L
  • Manage all branded collateral development in partnership with oversight from VP of Brand/Marketing
  • Develop, design, and produce seasonal showrooms for each collection in both New York and Paris (2x/Season, 8x annually) with innovative creative that reflects the collection's overall direction. Showroom ROS production and oversight during sale and press appointments.
  • Work closely with architects and designers on global wholesale Pop Up and Shop in Shop initiatives to align KHAITE ethos with on the ground needs to drive sales, leading where necessary.
  • Create communication tools for better global understanding and implementation and consistency of in-store merchandise assortment, presentation.
  • Design and manage pop-up shop-in-shop installations to accompany capsule collections and launch events.
  • Develop and train direct reports and support them in attaining individual, department, and company goals.
  • Create visual structure and department over time that supports the goals and objectives of the Visual Merchandising and Brand Experience.
  • Provide training to ensure that brand standards are being implemented; evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and update as necessary.

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Strongly demonstrates visual merchandising/presentation skills—detail oriented and self-motivated to execute to the highest standards
  • Strong interpersonal skills—written and verbal communication; listening and follow through
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong organizational and process planning skills
  • Ability to inform and effectively collaborate locally and internationally, as well as with vendors
  • Creative and innovative thinker

Education/Experience:

  • 5-7 years’ experience in visual merchandising and presentation, preferably in the luxury industry
  • Proficient in basic computer programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and basic photo/visual design tools software
  • Flexibility to travel 25%
  • Knowledge in Adobe Suite preferred

Please note: This job description does not list all the duties of the job. Employees may be asked by management to perform other duties. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time.

The salary range is $85,000-100,000. The rate of pay offered will be dependent upon the candidates' relevant skills and experience. Other benefits include a company bonus plan, employee discounts, medical, dental, vision, a 401k plan and other ancillary benefits.

KHAITE is an equal opportunity employer. We want to offer an inclusive environment of mutual respect where we welcome diversity and all our employees feel included, developed, and heard. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. KHAITE recruits and recognizes all types of talent and singularities.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

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