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Visual Merchandising Manager

Job Title: Visual Merchandising Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo 23 wards, Japan
Industry:
Salary: ¥7000000.00 - ¥9000000 per annum
Reference: BBBH7204_1496109079
Contact Name: Ayumi Shimizu
Contact Email: ayumi@focuscoregroup.com
Job Published: May 30, 2017 10:51

Job Description


Job Title: Visual Merchandising Manager
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo
Industry: Women lingerie company
Salary: 7M to 9M JPY

Responsibility:
-Develop and implement a Visual Merchandising strategy that is aligned to the Brand and Commercial Strategy. Ensure clear and successful VM processes, systems.
-Develop and implement an operating system framework to ensure that the Visual Merchandising strategy and guiding principles are embedded and aligned across the European Region, delivering one consistent framework which improves the brand perception and consumer shopping experience across all Visual Merchandising key touch points in store
-Upgrade the market VM execution in both wholesale and retail in order to deliver on the Retail Marketing & Brand strategies
-Provide executable seasonal VM guidelines, directives and showroom guidelines
-Develop a VM reporting process/system that shows up to date VM executions and KPI data for retail and wholesale. Partner with the wholesale sales team to create visual strategies for key accounts based upon actual assortment plans
-Partner with the merchandising & product design team to ensure collections are developed that support the in store VM strategy
-Drive the local training process to ensure best in class Visual Merchandising
-Partner with the store design team on fixture and concept development
-Drive and develop the necessary skills needed within the team, which deliver to the company a Best in Class VM function.
-Partner with the Head of Channel Marketing and Store design, Retail Marketing to deliver against the set KPIs
-Develop a world class Visual Merchandising team & structure, set highly professionally enthusiastic team benchmarks to ensure Global Brand ID values, standards & targets within the markets are set
-Establish a collaborative leadership style which applies the corporate shared values of trust, integrity and honesty to influence target result driven ways of working within the VM Team

Requirements:
-Minimum of 5 year's exp in a similar senior role with focus on Visual Merchandising experience in a multinational company
-Fluent Japanese and Business Level English
-Working in similar industry in female / beauty / apparel business will be plus
-Experience in developing VM strategy, implement and drive VM activities at local region and follow global calendars
-Should have strong presentation and communication skills
-Knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign (or some combination of these programs) is preferred

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