Fresh Inc - Sr. Manager Visual Merchandising and Store Design, North America

Posted August 29, 2013

Fresh Inc. 
www.fresh.com
 
Position                      Sr. Manager Visual Merchandising and Store Design, North America
 
Reporting to:              Director of Visual Merchandising & Design  
 
Location:                   New York, New York
 
This position partners with the Global Director of Visual Merchandising & Store Design to strategize and execute VMSD projects, solely focused on the retail/consumer experience in North America.  This position oversees the rollout of hard merchandising and soft merchandising initiatives, as well as new shop opening designs and fabrication and partnering with our Visual Merchandiser for North America, maintains visual merchandising standards and campaigns for all accounts, equaling to 375+ points of distribution.
 
Partner with Director of Visual Merchandising & Store Design to execute the following:
 

  • Store Design and Construction

o   Responsible for providing senior management leadership in store design and architecture capacity, both leading the team and representing the department in external and internal meetings
o   Ability to develop working knowledge of brand identity and aesthetics, with an extraordinary attention to detail
o   Review shop drawings and red-line construction documents
o   Manage communication and partnership with external design firms, manufacturers, and preferred vendors.
o   Manage bid reviews to ensure that bidders are clear on project scope and details.
o   Handle all paperwork associated with each project, including contract documentation, transmittals, contractor requests for information, design changes, etc.
 
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  •  Retail

   
o   Retail windows – Manage rollout of window concepts to boutiques, inclusive of two and three dimensional assets and store communication
o   Manage campaign and seasonal driven merchandising directives, updating for new product launches and reasserting merchandising initiatives.
o    Partner with marketing for consumer initiatives, designing and executing projects where needed.
 

  • Third Party Retailers

o   Design and manage quarterly merchandising initiatives for shop-in-shops, inclusive of two and three-dimensional assets
o   Manage campaign and seasonal driven merchandising directives, updating for new product launches and reasserting.
o   Maintain strong communication and relationship with Third Party Retailers
 
·         Additional Responsibilities
o   Concept development of visual merchandising solutions that work across all store locations and accommodates for unique sizes and layouts of stores
o   Responsible for creating creative assets for regional sales managers meetings and store events.
o   Responsible for compiling information that is relevant to store environment and visual requirements.

Qualifications and Expectations
 
·         5 years of related experience with strong design background including concept development and production.
·         Must have the ability to work with Adobe Creative Suite Design Programs, including InDesign.
·         Proven ability to take projects from concept to execution
·         Excellent project management skills and ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
·         Experience in luxury retail preferred
·         Strong team spirit with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
·         Passion for cosmetic retailing and entrepreneurial work environment
·         Ability to travel 30%.
 
Qualified Candidates interested in this opportunity should email their resumes to jobs@fresh.com with the position being applied for listed in the subject header.  

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