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Visual Merchandiser

Job Title: Visual Merchandiser
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo 23 wards,
Industry:
Salary: ¥5000000 - ¥6000000 per annum
Reference: BBBH6803_1492064037
Contact Name: Ayumi Shimizu
Contact Email: ayumi@focuscoregroup.com
Job Published: April 20, 2017 10:55

Job Description

Job Title: Visual Merchandiser

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Tokyo

Industry: Outdoor Industry

Salary: Around 4.5 to 5.5M JPY

Job Description

  • Develop strong communication and working relationship with regional and local product, marketing, retail and wholesale teams to support all brand/sales campaigns throughout the year
  • Define, design and implement a creative visual merchandising strategy in line with the global VMD direction
  • Create appealing and eye-catching visual displays that would enhance the shopping experience at own retail stores as well as key wholesale accounts stores and ultimately increase sales results
  • Produce window displays, signs, interior displays, floor plans and special promotions displays
  • Act in alignment with the organization's culture, products, image and target market
  • Oversee the production and brief staff on arranging displays
  • Create VMD guidelines for all product launches and provide direction, guidance and coaching to work close with the store manager and staff on how to maintain the VM standard
  • Coordinate and negotiate with a variety of stakeholders, including other departments, suppliers and vendors
  • Monitor costs and work within budget

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of proven work experience as a visual merchandiser or visual manager, preferably in retail
  • Solid experience in field visual merchandising, including window displays
  • Knowledge of current visual merchandising trends and best practices
  • High-level communication skills in both English and Japanese
  • Smooth negotiators and creative mind
  • Proficiency in MS Office

Specific Job Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and can explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities:

  • Excellent knowledge of Mac Platform design programs with expertise in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Professional attitude
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management capabilities.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to meet all deadlines
  • Passion for print design and display work Illustration skills necessary
  • Strong eye for detail and brand standards
  • Creates and maintains good vendor relations
  • Highly creative, multi-talented designer
  • Proven self-starter

Qualification Standards:

  • Education/Experience/ Licenses or Certificates BFA or BS degree in relevant field of study or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in the design field
  • Frequent traveling of up to 50%.

Software:

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Basic Mac system/software
  • Basic MS Office Software
  • Standard MS Office applications
  • Basic PC/Mac conversion/compatibility troubleshooting
  • Resourceful with internet

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