Associate Visual Merchandising Manager - DFS361346 in Shenzhen at DFS

Date Posted: 12/11/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Visual Merchandising Manager supports DFS China division by providing creative direction and coordination for new store openings, renovations and promotions - ensuring that the corporate VM guidelines are upheld. He/She also serves as the contact person to communicate specific store requirements within division Management Team and Corporate VM organization.

Key Responsibilities:

• Work closely with the Store Operations, DFS Partners and Airport Authorities to gain a deep understanding of the specific local requirements and needs.
• Liaise and coordinate with vendors, operation managers and merchants in the implementation of promotional brand activities and visual retail executions.
• Provide direction and VM support for new store openings and renovations. Partner with Store Operations and Store Design to ensure there is minimal disruption and standards are upheld.
• Apply innovative thinking to maximize visual budget for return on investment.
• Ability to create an environment and ambience which not only encourages shopping, but positively influences sales and maximizes dollar return from floor space
• Responsible for store signage to uphold the global standards in all facets of graphic execution in the stores
• Partner with Store Design to ensure the visual overlay is built into the new stores and fixturing.

Key Requirements:

• Proven experience as VM expert in a multi-brand, multi category environment
• At least 5 years of experience
• Experience in working in a fast-moving entrepreneurial environment KEY COMPETENCIES
• Detail-oriented
• Strong sense for aesthetics
• Result-oriented: Ability to work quickly and independently from concept creation to finished product
• Hands-on mentality
• Strong leadership and consensus building skills
• Strong relationship builder both within the organization and with external partners
• Strong communication and motivation skills
• Graphic design skills
• Experience in new store openings and store renovations