Visual Merchandising Manager - US

Mackage
New York, NY, USA
Posted 4 hours ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

About us

APP Groupis the Montreal-based parent company of Mackage and SOIA & KYO brands with offices currently in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Miami, Shanghai, Munich and Paris.

MACKAGE

Specialists in all-season protection since 1999, Mackage merges the finest, most responsible leathers, down and wools with luxury-forward design, an approach that yields uncompromising construction, enveloping comfort and signature silhouettes.

A global outerwear leader defined by a commitment to exceptional quality, purpose, and performance with a focus on aesthetic innovation.

In this document, the use of the masculine gender is intended solely to lighten the text.

Job Summary

TheManager, Visual Merchandising - US, will be responsible for supporting the implementation of compellingRetail and Wholesaleenvironments. You will be a part of a dynamic, creative atmosphere where you will interact with cross-functional partners to ensure that Mackage's visual merchandising standards are continuously elevating the in-store consumer experience. The position reports to the Senior Director, Visual Merchandising with a dotted line to the Senior Vice President of Global Sales.

What you’ll do

  • Lead the planning and execution of theConsumer Brand Experiencefor all Mackage’s Retail and Wholesale channels; meanwhile, ensuring alinement with concept design and the buying & merchandising focuses on a seasonal basis.

  1. Retail store openings
  2. Soft shop installations
  3. Pop up installations

  • Support the dissemination of all corporate material via training tools, calls, workshops and seasonal activities.
  • Support the implementation and adaptation of collection launches while strengthening brand recognition and growing market share in both Retail and Wholesale channels.
  • Partner with Operations to create value for all Visual Tools and the execution of VM standards in stores.
  • Build relationships with wholesale accounts to create value for all Visual Tools and the execution of VM standards in soft shops.
  • Lead the training and development of in store and soft shop teams to disseminate VM standards and skill sets.
  • Provide visual merchandising support for seasonal showrooms installations, pop up activations, corporate functions and special events.
  • Support seasonal trend hunting and inspiration research.
  • Be an ambassador of the Mackage VM philosophy.
  • Support the development and rollout of new visual programs and enhancements.

What you’ll bring

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Experience:

  • A minimum of 3-4 years of visual merchandising experience with a fashion related brand working in a field visual merchandising role.
  • Experience working with lifestyle ready-to-wear and outerwear categories.
  • Established wholesale VM and Department Manager relationships at premier department stores (i.e. Saks, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, etc.)
  • Passion for visual merchandising and fashion.
  • Facilitating training experience.
  • Strong aesthetic and visual design/styling experience.
  • Experience working with a luxury or fashion brand, preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop).

Skills and competencies:

  • Exceptional styling skills.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills with ability to interface with a diverse group.
  • Strong initiative, ownership and accountability for business.
  • Ability to take direction, multi-task and manage shifting priorities.
  • Ability to react quickly with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Flexibility to travel.
  • Demonstrated proficiency of Microsoft Office (Power Point & Excel).

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