City
New York
State
NY
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Date Posted
8/26/2021

Title: Visual Merchandising Manager

Department Visual Merchandising
Reports To: Sr. Director Visual Merchandising
Supervises: Associate Visual Merchandising Manager, Assistant Visual Merchandising Manager

General Summary:
This individual is responsible for developing and executing the overall creative visual merchandising direction for Nautica stores. This individual is a key partner to the Marketing Department on implementing key seasonal campaigns for execution in stores. The Visual Merchandise Manager is also responsible for compiling floor set information and communicating this direction to the field.

Position Responsibilities:
• Partner with Merchandising to determine real estate allocation on the floor, supporting key item placement and styling
• Lay out floor maps/concept books for seasonal floor sets for all stores
• Create weekly visual directives and seasonal window execution directives
• Partner with Marketing to formulate strategy for seasonal presentations to support key business initiatives
• Partner with Store Communications team to ensure corporate direction is communicated to field
• Establish a seasonal calendar outlining critical visual highlight areas
• Maintain the store standards merchandise training manual
• Obtain feedback from Regional and District Managers and partners in the field to improve visual direction and execution

Position Requirements:
• At least 5 years of experience in Visual Presentation for a retail apparel company
• Flexible, organized, collaborative
• Excellent written, verbal communication, and organizational skills
• Creativity – must have strong visual merchandising and styling skills
• Ability to lift 30lbs and work with mannequins and fixtures/hardware in a mock store environment
• Competition and industry awareness
• Ability to work independently and multitask in a fast paced environment
• Flexible with a team player attitude
• Proficient Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
• Ability to travel minimally three times a year

SPARC Group LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We value a culture of inclusion and diversity within our workforce, and are committed to maintaining a workplace free from prohibited employment conduct, including discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, domestic partner status, civil partnership, status as a covered veteran, status in the Uniformed Services of the United States, citizenship and any other characteristic protected by law (“Protected Characteristics”).

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