Visual Merchandising Coordinator

Recruiter
Gap Inc.
Location
New York, New York, United States
Posted
26 Jan 2022
Closes
17 Jun 2022
Ref
R25115
About Gap Inc.

Our brands bridge the gaps we see in the world. Old Navy democratizes style to ensure everyone has access to quality fashion at every price point. Athleta unleashes the potential of every woman, regardless of body size, age or ethnicity. Banana Republic believes in sustainable luxury for all. And Gap inspires the world to bring individuality to modern, responsibly made essentials.    

This simple idea-that we all deserve to belong, and on our own terms-is core to who we are as a company and how we make decisions. Our teamis made up of thousands of people across the globe who take risks, think big, and do good for our customers, communities, and the planet. Ready to  learn fast, create with audacity and lead boldly? Join our team.

About the Role

The Visual Coordinator is responsible for driving the visual standards across selected accounts across the Latin America region primarily, and all regions as required. This role is office based with no direct reports but will support and coach selected franchisees remotely in delivering the Gap Inc. visual proposition to deliver against functional visual merchandising metrics.

In collaboration with the Regional Visual Manager and the regional cross-functional team, this role will drive the franchisee's commercial plan, applying visual merchandising commercial tactics to support the franchisee in meeting and exceeding identified financial goals or targets. In addition, this role will be responsible as required for supporting the market week process and licensing, working hands on in a corporate showroom environment to deliver inspirational product presentations.

What You'll Do

  • Review and validate floor plans, window mockups and marketing production to support franchisee in successful planning of seasonal visual merchandising strategy. Review and validate photos/videos of partner execution and seasonal checklists; share results and feedback via regional visual merchandising team or directly to franchisee to improve execution.
  • Provide seasonal coaching, training, and guidance to support and develop skillset of franchisee visual merchandising teams in country. Has expert product knowledge and training skills.
  • Work hands on in the setup of the corporate showroom for seasonal market weeks across all Gap Inc. brands and Licensing as required, supporting the Regional Visual Manager in presenting the commercial product strategy in a compelling way.
  • Use appropriate visual merchandising tools in line with brand thinking to train and develop region and country visual merchandising teams on visual standards, seasonal planning, execution and commerciality.
  • Maintain awareness of competitive retail landscape and react appropriately through the application of visual merchandising commercial tactics which challenge and drive the visual proposition to maintain brand integrity while not compromising commerciality.
  • Knows retail math KPI's and goals for selected franchise markets, how markets are performing to those goals & has action plans in place to achieve results in areas of influence.
  • Focuses on supporting franchise partners to improve KPI performance through visual merchandising and effective in-season management of product presentations, using sales data to validate and explain why product & shop layout moves take place.


Who You Are

  • Established visual merchandising experience at Flagship/Top store level in a similar retail environment. Wholesale visual merchandising experience and multi-store management would be advantageous.
  • Strong attention to detail with a strong emphasis on visual merchandising skills
  • Has the ability to train and coach others in a one to one or in a group setting on visual merchandising principles and processes to support excellent execution across the Gap Inc. portfolio of brands.
  • Can demonstrate coaching, influencing and relationship building skills, with internal and external teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral
  • Proficiency in the Spanish language with the ability to communicate orally and in writing with internal teams and franchise partners.
  • Ability to prioritize work effectively and handle multiple competing demands, with a willingness to work flexible hours as required to meet the needs of the business
  • Must be able to & willing to travel domestically and internationally as needed.


Benefits at Gap Inc.

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we've been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the seventeenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the fourth year in a row.