Visual Merchandise Manager
The Foschini Group
Cape Town North
1d ago

Position Description :

We are the Sports Brand Authority

Totalsports is the largest sporting goods retail brand in Southern Africa. We remain positioned as the premier omnichannel sporting goods destination offering both an in-store & online experience.

Totalsports provides athletes & sports enthusiasts with the latest offering from leading global sports brands. With a key focusing on football, running & fitness.

Totalsports offers customers a broad product assortment incorporating footwear; apparel; equipment & technology.

In Totalsports we believe that sport changes lives. If you believe this too, then we have the perfect position for you. An opportunity has become available for a VM Manager.

Your key responsibilities will be :

  • To drive the VM strategy aligned to the brand strategy
  • Working with the retail marketing team to effectively translate seasonal campaigns & key messaging into the store environment
  • Deliver a great brand experience to the customer
  • To control & drive brand consistency across all stores
  • To manage VM from a technical & implementation point of view
  • Support development of new fixtures product launches to enhance the in-store experience
  • To be actively involved in new store design & development
  • Driving an exceptional branded experience, for invited brands & own brand categories
  • To plan & 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 & influence HQ team through in-store VM walkthroughs
  • Effectively lead training & workshops within retail stores
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners
  • Partner with HQ studio on in-store signage for stores
  • Own VM to Operations communications (Yoobic)
  • Control the VM budget
  • Mentor, manage & develop the field VM team
  • To deliver the above, you have the following :

  • Degree Advantageous (Retail / Fashion)
  • Proven working experience as a VM Manager, leading a high-performance team
  • Related fashion retail VM Experience a must (8-10 years)
  • Ability to inspire, motivate & coach field teams through strong leadership
  • Creative flair & interest in fashion & sport
  • The ability to think & operate at a strategic level
  • A detailed & methodical approach to work
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy & follow-through
  • Ability to prioritize workload through time management
  • Resilience & emotional maturity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Innovative, creative & fashionable
  • Exceptional verbal & written communication
  • To confidently influence & persuade at all levels
  • Ability to work effectively individually as well as within a team environment
  • Ability to be adaptable & make immediate decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to travel & maintain a flexible schedule
  • Fast, flexible & thrive on change and new challenges
  • Be a quick decision-maker, thinking on your feet
  • Have excellent organisational skills & the ability to delegate tasks
  • You must love creating & driving a world-class customer & shopping experience through the art of visual merchandising

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