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Visual Merchandising Manager, Kurt Geiger, Harrods
 
Title: Visual Merchandising Manager, Kurt Geiger, Harrods
Category: Wholesale / Reselling Sales
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
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Description:
Company Background: Voted the UK’s coolest footwear brand by Vogue readers and currently Europe’s leading luxury shoe and accessory retailer we are looking for dynamic individuals who are as passionate about our business as we are. We work hard at Kurt Geiger because we love what we do and strive to be the best in our industry; through amazing people, beautiful product, innovative designs and evolving store concepts.

THE ROLE

To support the maximisation of sales for each department through managing and leading the Visual Merchandising direction for the store.

Requirements

RESPONSIBILITIES

- Lead the Visual Merchandising direction for the store in line with the different brand expectations.

- Build relationships with host store and key support functions to ensure symmetry across all displays in store.

- Cost effectively source props and visual aids to create “theatre” in our departments.

- Ensure brand integrity is maintained at all times with use of graphics and equipment.

- Work with the management team to decide on layout, implementation of merchandising guidelines.

- Implement and maintain a Visual Merchandising planning programme to ensure key trends and key times of the year are planned for in advance.

- Conduct weekly floor walks to maintain standards and brand identity, consistency of fixture placement and brand signage.

- Ensure housekeeping standards are regularly maintained on displays and fixtures.

- Liaise with head office visual teams on VM layout, implementation of merchandising guidelines and feedback new ideas.

- Maintain strong verbal and written communication skills.

PEOPLE

 Be fully accountable for the recruitment, training and management of an excellent team.

- Develop and Lead a high performing team of Visual Merchandisers through training, seasonal reviews and Performance management.

- Lead by example and ensure your team maintain standards and brand identity, consistency of fixture placement and brand signage.

- Demonstrate and maintain a high level of interpersonal skills in order to get the very best out of your team.

- Ensure your team adhere to the Company business dress code policy, leading by example.

- Support and develop your team to ensure succession internally.

KEY SKILLS

- Understanding of seasonal key trends and brand cultures to ensure brands are displayed with the correct adjacencies.

- Ability to motivate and inspire others

- Strong negotiation skills (when justifying aesthetic and commerciality)

- Ability to manage upwards and network amongst seniors.

- Genuine love of fashion

- Creative background and coaching experience.

- Strong Commercial awareness

- Previous experience managing a budget

- Good communication skills

- Good organisation and planning skills

- Currently working as a VM Manager or background in a senior office-based VM role

- Experience obtained from a fast-paced fashion or footwear Retailer
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