Visual Merchandising Assistant

London, United Kingdom
14 Jun 2022
28 Jun 2022
Founded in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent was the first couture house to introduce the concept of luxury prêt-à-porter in a 1966 collection called 'Rive Gauche', synonymous with youth and freedom. This shift represented a first critical step in the modernization of fashion and revolutionized the sociocultural landscape. In 1999, the luxury goods division of the Kering Group acquired Yves Saint Laurent and, under the creative direction of Anthony Vaccarello since April 2016, continues to position the house at the summit of the luxury universe. Today, Saint Laurent collections include women's and men's ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, small leather goods, jewelry, scarves, ties and eyewear.

Job Description


As a regional Visual Merchandiser your role is to collaborate with Visual Merchandising Manager to ensure that all stores and franchises across your regions (UK & Netherlands) duly adhere to the Saint Laurent image guidelines when implementing collections and completing in-store merchandising. Reporting directly to the UK & NL Visual Merchandising Manager, you will build strong relationships with the retail teams and dedicate time in stores to ensure that the brand's image and VM directives are embedded and enforced across the region.


  • Support the implementation and execution of visual merchandising standards across the region, in line with brand guidelines
  • Embed and monitor compliance across retail and wholesale accounts through the application of the brand's image and VM guidelines (analysis of photos, sending guidelines, answering store queries)
  • Co-ordination of the collections in stores
  • Provide assistance with administrative procedures
  • Coach the retail teams through VM training and support
  • Partner closely with the region's Retail Director to ensure alignment across VM and Retail
  • Monitor, feedback and escalate accordingly with regards to the impact of VM actions on the business
  • Prepare visual merchandising packs, including photos and plans
  • Provide support to stores required to adapt visual merchandising standards to their environment
  • Work collaboratively with the retail teams to support the delivery of business results through VM specific approaches
  • Participate in the coordination and set-up of new locations from a VM perspective

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in visual merchandising
  • Good knowledge of luxury retail within the UK & Netherlands region
  • High sensitivity and understanding of product categories and the region's luxury market
  • Ratio: 80% field work, implementing and overseeing the brand guidelines in stores/20% office-based, completing training and monitoring VM activity within the region
  • Proficiency in Packoffice and Photoshop - Illustrator
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in the field, with a detail orientated approach
  • Strong communicator who possesses the ability to build sound relationships with key stakeholders
  • Adaptable, flexible, pragmatic and responsive

Saint Laurent is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms - gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation - enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background.

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Yves Saint Laurent UK Ltd

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