Belk
Position Summary:

The role of the Visual Merchandising Manager is to:

Develop a complete merchandising picture for each area of responsibility.  Work with Merchant Team Leaders to understand the intent of each program. Then, interpret that intent and set direction for how the product will be presented across all store formats.  Manage the Visual Coordinators and Visual Assistants with lab store set-ups and Visual Communications to the stores.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with Merchant Teams to understand their intent for each program.
  • Collaborate with Private Brand Teams in the development of their assortment plans and shop concepts by giving fixture and space planning guidance.
  • Form a Point of View on how each merchandise program should be presented in-store inclusive of fixtures and graphics and then gain alignment from merchants and visual partners.
  • Manage visual coordinators and assistants in setting programs in-lab, in-store, or on-computer.
  • Ensure Visual Focuses are incorporated into all programs (storytelling, outfitting, fashion and color direction, mannequin and floor fixture placement and wall impact).
  • Oversee store communication documents for accuracy, simplicity, and consistency, with a  focus on teachable merchandising techniques that can be understood by the store teams.
  • Develop accurate floor plans and planograms with the merchant teams for each area of responsibility.
  • Partner with visual colleagues in the development of sign and fixture programs for each area of responsibility as needed.
  • Lead Seasonal Prototype Store Sets for area of responsibility.
  • Participate in weekly calls with Visual Field Leadership team to add clarity and gain feedback on Visual Directives.
Requirements/Qualifications:

Minimum Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Specific Degree:  Business, Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design or related field.
  • Specific Training:  In-store merchandising and managing of people.
  • 8 or more years of in-store or corporate Visual Merchandising Experience

 

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent years of experience
  • Specific Degree:  BS Degree in Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design or Art Related Field
  • Specific Training:  In Store Visual Merchandising and or Corporate Visual Experience
8 or more years of in-store Visual Merchandising and or Corporate Visual Experience

Competencies:

  • High level skill and talent to merchandise products and displays in a retail store environment.

  • Ability to space plan and layout store fixtures.

  • High Level Written and Oral Communication Skills

  • High Level Interpersonal Skills

  • Management skills and ability to lead and motivate team.

  • Computer Skills – Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Knowledge of CAD, Photoshop, InDesign

  • Ability to work in multiple file formats, PC & MAC

     

    Physical:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

    Reports Directly to:

    Supervisor: Director of Creative Merchandising

     

    Supervises:

  • Visual Coordinator and Visual Assistant

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    For reasonable accommodation information for an ADAAA qualified disability please see Belk Associate Handbook for policy and procedures.

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