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Visual Manager- New York City

Date: Mar 18, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: Fast Retailing Group

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 1.14 trillion yen for the 2013 fiscal year ending August 31, 2013 (US $11.62 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2013 rate of $1 = 98.36 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.

 

UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. Today the company has a total of more than 1,200 stores in 14 markets worldwide including Japan, China, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. In addition, Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, opened its two first stores in Dhaka in July 2013. UNIQLO operates an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.

 

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.

Visual Manager

Position Overview:

Reporting to the General Manager, the Visual Manager will provide solutions to store specific visual and merchandising challenges using brand standards and corporate visual guidelines to maintain brand integrity. The Visual Merchandise Manager will adapt corporate visual direction based on individual store need and inventory levels and drives sales through strategic merchandise placement and compelling displays.

 

Key Responsibilities:
 

* Creates, orders, train and maintain brand standards for visual presentation, cleanliness and organization throughout the store to ensure a consistent customer experience.
* Plan and execute new item deliveries to ensure they are quickly placed and all garments are represented on the floor in full size runs with proper signage where needed.

* Partner with corporate to create, prepare for and implement seasonal merchandising presentations and manage new visual merchandising initiatives.

* Strong understanding of company plans, to create Monthly Planning with Store Managers/GM for layout & In-store presentation

* Partner with management to monitor merchandise sell through and replenishment utilizing sales reports.

* Partner with store management on key visual merchandising decisions that have an impact on store workload and sales.

* Ensure visually appealing and brand appropriate displays are created and updated to drive sell through and maximize the business.

* Ensure lighting and signage is to company standard to highlight merchandise and display.

* Support store management to ensure all store objectives are met (i.e.: customer service, operational initiatives, etc.).

* Manage customer needs and exceed expectations by utilizing the UNIQLO service standard, following the UNIQLO Fundamental Principles and saying the 6 standard phrases.

* Provide product and brand knowledge to employees and customers.

* Exemplify and enforce company policy and procedure.

* Assist with special projects as assigned by management.

* Partner with Store Managers to identify and resolve issues in the store.

* Manages VMD in-store presentation budget and find most cost effective ways to control budget

 

Required Skills and Abilities:

 

* Proven visual merchandising ability within a high volume vertical retailer
* Create and direct visual merchandising displays, manage priorities and execute initiatives

* Attention to detail

* Strong time management and organizational skills

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Understand, interpret, and delegate based on HQ visual merchandising tools and direction
* Offer solutions to store specific visual and merchandising challenges using brand standards and HQ direction as a guideline
* Ability to identify potential Visual Merchandising opportunities and provide creative solutions
* Proven ability to create teams and partnerships
* Ability to train and develop a team
* Leads by example and is hands on

* Positive and professional attitude, is flexible and adaptable

* Ability to prioritize tasks and react to changing priorities
* Ability to effectively communicate with customers and store personnel

 

 

Physical Requirements:

 

* Lift and carry up to 50 lbs
* Ability to stand for long periods of time, read computer terminals, push, pull or move objects of at least 25 pounds

* Ability to effectively maneuver around sales floor and stockroom by repetitive bending, twisting, stooping, squatting, and climbing

 

Schedule Requirements:

 

* Ability to work a flexible schedule that meets the business needs, including evenings and weekends

* Overnights will be necessary in this position.

* Relocation may be required based on business needs

 

Experience:

 

* High School Diploma or GED required

* 3 – 4 years retail visual merchandising or display experience

 

For consideration, please apply online.

 

 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Fast Retailing does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, citizenship, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or because of any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

 

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