Saks Fifth Avenue - Huntington Station, NY Store - Visual Manager

Posted June 5, 2013

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
HUNTINGTON STATION, NY
VISUAL MANAGER
To apply, send resume to:  Lori_Levine@s5a.com
Job Description:   Job ID:  20848
Under the direction of the General Manager, and under the standards and guidelines set forth by the Corporate Visual Department, the Visual Manager is responsible for creating a dynamic shopping environment which incorporates fashion trend statements, visual presentations, and promotional events to support the sale of full-priced merchandise and the overall profitability of the store.
The successful candidate will work in partnership with the Sales Support Team Manager to set, train, and maintain the visual standards for merchandise presentation, coaching existing and new associates on company floor standards for appropriate visual presentation and placement of merchandise. The Visual Manager is responsible for interpreting and implementing Corporate visual directives, working with the input of the General Manager to ensure that they are executed effectively in the store location.
Job Description:
Visual Merchandising
•Creates an enticing visual presentation that attracts customers, encourages shopper interest and drives sales.
•Partners with GM and Corporate Visual Department to interpret and customize visual direction.
•Works with Sales Support Team members to optimize visual presentation, ensuring adherence to corporate visual standards
•Creates and prepares visual collateral
•Monitors overall store environment as it relates to the customer experience and ensures that concerns are appropriately elevated for resolution.
Merchandising and Selling Floor Operations
•Sets visual floor standard for the store, train and coaching Sales Support Team members and sales associates as to the appropriate merchandise placement and presentation.
•Overseeing merchandise placement on the selling floor
•Directing and assisting in merchandise shops set up, holiday installation, supervising floor moves
Events
•Planning and coordinating planning, execution and recovery with Store leadership and Marketing Director to maximize corporate and local events, both in store and at off -site locations.
Expense Control
•Maintaining visual budget, demonstrating fiscal responsibility and sound decision making in execution of visual initiatives
Other Responsibilities
•Company initiatives as directed
Job Requirements:
•2- 4 year degree preferred; Fashion Merchandising or Fine Arts concentration a plus
•Ability to work with a range of materials, fabrics, textiles, sense of style and knowledge of fashion trend Ability to lift and carry 25+ pounds, climb ladders, operate equipment efficiently and in accordance with safety regulations , work with substances such as paint, glue gun etc.
•5+ years of related visual experience in positions of increasing responsibility. Experience in event planning, art exhibition or installation a plus. Portfolio or examples of previous work samples required.
To apply, please send resume to:  Lori_Levine@s5a.com
For complete position description and to apply online, go to:
http://www.careersatsaks.com/JobDetails.aspx?Aot=&Division=&State=New York&City=Huntington&JobId=20848&JobType=All&LocationId=

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