National Visual Merchandise Manager
The Foschini Group
Cape Town North
3d ago

Position Description :

Be inspired to work for the leading Men’s Fashion Brand in SA

Markham always attracts talented people who are fashionable, youthful energetic, confident, and fun

Your key responsibilities will be :

  • To drive the visual merchandising strategy aligned with the brand strategy
  • Deliver a great Markham brand experience to the customer
  • To control brand consistency nationally across 300+ stores
  • To Manage VM from a technical and implementation point of view
  • Support development of new fixtures and product launches to enhance the in-store experience
  • To plan and participate in new store openings
  • Develop VM tools utilized by retail field teams to enhance in-store environments
  • Produce seasonal housing principles with the VM team
  • Drive seasonal workshops and model-store sign-offs
  • Ability to confidently lead and influence HQ team through in-store VM walkthroughs
  • Effectively lead training & workshops within retail stores
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners (retail buying / allocation, store design, area manager, wholesale, design / merchant and press / marketing teams)
  • Partner with HQ studio on in-store signage for stores
  • Control the Visual store and field team budget including fleet
  • Retail and fashion must be your passion. You must love creating and driving an amazing customer and shopping experience through the art of Visual Merchandising.
  • To deliver the above, you have the following :

  • Degree Advantageous (Retail / Fashion)
  • Proven working experience as a VM Manager
  • Related fashion retail VM Experience a must (8-10 years)
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and coach field teams through strong leadership
  • Creative flair and interest in Fashion
  • The ability to think and operate at a strategic level
  • A detailed and methodical approach to work
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and follow-through
  • Ability to prioritize workload through time management
  • Resilience and emotional maturity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication
  • To confidently influence and persuade at all levels
  • Ability to work effectively individually as well as within a team environment
  • Ability to be adaptable and make immediate decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to travel and maintain a flexible schedule
  • Good numeric skills and budget control
  • To make our customers feel good, look great and share our passion for style

    Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act

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