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Visual Merchandising Manager

Employer
The Bicester Collection
Location
Maasmechelen, BE, 3630
Closing date
11 May 2024

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Function
Retail
Level
Manager

Job Details

[ Visual Merchandising Manager ¦ Maasmechelen Village ¦ Permanent/Full time]

Something Extraordinary Every Day™

As our Visual Merchandising Manager, you will be responsible to provide input on visual merchandising initiatives for the village, supporting brand and merchandising standards. You will work closely with Retail Director and the Visual Merchandising Director to effectively support the local teams. You will engage and influence the stores on the overall visual presentation.

What you will be doing

• Improve store productivity, maintenance, customer service and sales by on a visual merchandising perspective

• Assist Visual Merchandising Director on all promotions, special events, and window display programmes

• Establish and manage a calendar for merchandising and window dressing

• Develop visual merchandising guidelines to support the Brands

• Participate in the induction of new Brands to introduce merchandising and window guidelines along our standards

• Support the brands with their windows and in-store displays, working with the retail team and stores to ensure store layouts and zoning requirements are met

• Liaise with the Business Director/s and Retail Managers to ensure each and every store has the right visual impact in order to increase revenue

• Develop commercial communication tools and manuals to raise standards of signages and merchandising for window displays and in-store

• Act as the main point of contact between the Marketing Team and the local Retail Teams on all visual merchandising issues and assure the standards and consistency across the Village

• Lead the Visual Merchandising team of the Village to achieve the goals and be responsible for the team's performance and development

• Coordinate the Visual Merchandisers' visit to all Villages with clear objectives and ensure that after-visit merchandising reports and feedback are submitted

• Organise a monthly retail calls with agenda and minutes to follow up

• Prepare cross over brand analysis for monthly retail calls

What makes you special

Every colleague is an entrepreneur at heart and this drives our organisational culture, which values invention, innovation and risk taking. To be successful with us, you'll have:

• Proven experience in a managerial position with strong background in visual merchandising working across multiple brands or for department stores

• Fluent in Dutch or French & English, any other European language would be beneficial

• Computer literate with high proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

• Established creative skills with capabilities to work effectively with products from all categories

• Passion about fashion with sound understanding on current market trends

• Able to work well with all levels across the business and customers with a creative and open minded capability to adapt to a fast pace environment

• A good communicator with the ability to demostrate initiative and anticipate challenges

• Ability to prioritise your work to meet tight and multiple deadlines with an eye for detail

• Knowledge of principles for promoting and selling products

There's no one quite like us

The Bicester Collection are the worlds' leading luxury shopping destinations, and we are committed to creating magical and memorable experiences for our guests. Taking the name of the founding Village, The Bicester Collection distinguishes the 11 Villages in Europe and China as one collection of destinations for our guests, our brand partners, our travel and tourism partners, our corporate and financial media, and our internal teams.

Our Vision is to be the best shopping destination in the world. Our Mission is to make the lives of others better - our brands, our guests, our people and our communities. Our Brand Promise is to offer something extraordinary every day. Our Five Values are the glue that bind us together and allows us to lead ahead:

Authenticity - Always do the right thing

Innovation - Think outside of the box

Passion - Do what you love and love what you do!

Critical Thinking - Challenge the obvious

Vision - Be mission driven always

Why we're exceptional

The key to our success is the quality and commitment of our people. To work in one of the teams at any of the Villages is to play an active role in redefining both the art and the science of retail. This creates a dynamic approach that underpins our ability to anticipate future trends in a fast changing world. In return for your Authenticity, Critical Thinking, Innovation, Passion and Vision, you'll receive a generous salary and we'll also reward you by:

  • Looking after you: You're entitled to 20 days of annual leave, 6 compensation days and 5 extra days provided by the company (when working fulltime), Belgium's Bank Holidays and your birthday off. Plus you get extra leave if you are getting married, moving or doing voluntary work. We provide above industry life assurance cover, pension saving, personal travel insurance, private travel insurance, hospitalization and extra health insurance (dental and more). You also have the ability to choose your own benefits package with our cafeteria plan.
  • Treating you: discounts throughout our villages, discounts with other retailers (known as Ekivita Benefits Platform) and a very generous employee referral bonus.
  • Championing you: you'll be working within a creative and collaborative environment like no other, with the opportunity to develop your professional and personal skills while advancing your career.


Come and live your story with us

The key to our success is the quality and commitment of our people. The Bicester Collection is made up of 1,200 colleagues of 50 nationalities. We are diverse in background, age, experience and leadership style. We believe that an inclusive workforce makes magic happen, and with this in mind we welcome everyone - regardless of age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability or ethnicity - to be a part of our family. We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a professional and commercially focused individual to join us. We have huge ambition for what we can achieve together and we want to have fun!

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