Visual Merchandising Specialist - Johnston & Murphy

Posted April 23, 2014

The Visual Merchandising Specialist is responsible for presenting Johnston & Murphy products in retail store environments according to the J&M guidelines in order to maximize sales with guidance and direction from visual merchandise manager, marketing, merchandising and operations teams.  This includes soliciting window display information, coordinating sample needs, display set-up, photography, and formulating communication documents regarding the visual display & floor-set process.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Supports Visual Merchandising Manager in developing seasonal display plans, props and signs that will maximize sales with focus on key seasonal product in focal display areas of the store.
  • Develops and maintains promotional and visual calendars while maintaining deadlines.
  • Develops visual guidelines and training materials to educate store managers on proper visual displays.
  • Determines need and negotiates pricing on vendor displays regarding fixture inventories and orders.
  • Communicates and works directly with malls on barricade graphics and other display needs.
  • Manages showroom display and maintains sample inventory.
  • Communicates to the field any changes in presentation and promotions.
  • Coordinates distribution lists for fixtures and seasonal sign packages.
  • Handles requests for signs and fixtures from stores in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that orders for display materials and supplies are selected and placed in a timely manner.
  • Maintains invoice tracking with focus on maintaining budgets.


Minimum Requirements

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Visual Merchandising, Fashion Merchandising or Interior Design preferred
  • 2-5 years of retail visual merchandising experience required
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop)
  • Strong creative visual merchandising skills focused on apparel
  • Photography experience preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Exemplary attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Able to work independently while still working within a team environment
  • Ability to lift in excess of 20 pounds
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, bend, stretch, engage in repetitive motions, push, pull and carry items (mannequins, clothing, fixtures, etc) for a short distance
  • Ability to climb a ladder and use a step stool
  • Must be able to work with tools in order to execute display set ups
  • Up to 25% travel required

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