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Visual Associate (Part Time) - Union Square, San Francisco

Date: Aug 16, 2017

Location: Santa Clara, CA, 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.

If you welcome new challenges, have a drive for success, and embrace the responsibility of leadership—then you belong at UNIQLO!

 

Visual Associate Needed for our Union Square Location in San Francisco, CA!
 

Position Overview:
 

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

 
Key Responsibilities:

 

* Provide a consistent customer experience by maintaining brand standards for visual presentation, cleanliness and organization throughout the store.

* Ensure all merchandise is represented on the floor in full size runs and proper signage is present.

* Partner with management to prepare for and implement seasonal merchandising presentations and new visual merchandising initiatives.

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

* Create visually appealing and brand appropriate displays to drive sell through and react to the needs of the business in the store.

* Adjust lighting to highlight merchandise and displays per company standard.

* Pro-actively manage customer needs and exceed expectations by utilizing the U.N.I.Q.L.O. service standard, following the Uniqlo Fundamental Principles and saying the 6 standard phrases.

* Provide product and brand knowledge to employees and customers.

* Follow all company policy and procedure & notify management of any infractions

* Assist management to identify and resolve issues in the store.

* Support store team to meet and exceed sales goals.

* Assist with special projects as assigned by management

 

Required Skills and Abilities:

* Ability to create compelling visual presentations according to company guidelines and brand standards.

* Ability to drive sales through effective merchandise placement and display.

* Excellent eye for detail

* Ability to 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.

* Ability to work within teams and create partnerships

* Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work with a sense of urgency.

 

Physical Requirements:

* Ability to effectively communicate with customers and store personnel

* Ability to 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

 

Experience:

* Minimum one (1) year in retail visual merchandising or display

 

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.

Posting Notes: Santa Clara || California (US-CA) || United States (US) || Store Staff || Others || UNIQLO || EX:OUT || UNIQLO ||


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