Visual Merchandising & Retail Environment Manager

Visual Merchandising & Retail Environment Manager

VF Corporation

Antwerp, Belgium

Let’s talk about the role!

You as Manager, Visual Merchandising will be responsible for developing and managing Retail & Visual Merchandising strategies, guidelines, windows, and 4 wall marketing tools for Retail and Wholesale channels, with a focus on Owned, Partnership stores and Shop in Shop.

This role requires a strong and proven track record in retail and visual merchandising. The objectives of this role are to drive traffic and increase conversion / sell-through across both Retail and Wholesale channels.

How You Will Make a Difference

You will achieve this by:

  • Translating the different brand toolkits into retail guidelines VM strategies, window execution and 4 wall marketing programs in close collaboration with the brand teams and global peers to fulfil EMEA needs, and ensure global consistency and local relevancy.
  • Managing and develop VM guidelines for all brands, and distributing VM strategies, guidelines, windows and 4 wall marketing programs based on business-driven data (capacity/density/productivity analysis) to drive store traffic, conversion and sell-through.
  • Collaborating with Marketing/Retail/Partnership Stores/Property teams to deliver retail plans and visual merchandising solutions that are fully integrated into the overall marketing mix and supportive of our brand/business goals.
  • Tracking VM activities and leveraging consumer insights to continuously improve VM strategies, guidelines, and programs.
  • Developing clear staff training programs to empower Own and Partner Stores staff to execute VM guidelines and directives, in collaboration with Retail Operations department and Field Teams.
  • Managing and own VM budget, as allocated by Brand`s teams, to maximize ROI and achieve financial plans.
  • Supporting Global Packs Org sell in moments – creating the VM plans for sales previews and showroom setups.
  • Building and evolving the VM structure based on different market and brand needs.
  • Managing the regional VM Supervisors (North & South Europe) and in turn supporting them in managing the local VM setups

Skills for Success

As an ideal candidate, you are:

  • Extensive experience on similar role
  • organized and curious with a make-it-happen mentality,
  • a strong communicator and negotiations don’t scare you they rather give you energy,
  • a creative and strategic storyteller, experienced in the identification of value creation opportunities and a strong digital native, communicator
  • aware and passioned about the world of apparel (fashion) and its specific challenges,
  • Brand conscious and purpose drive you in everything you do,
  • energetic and a real team player with an omnichannel mentality ready to join a highly motivated,

A formal education and subsequent University Bachelor or Master’s degree in Economics, Business or Management are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.

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