Northern Europe Visual Merchandiser

Valentino

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Job title

Northern Europe Visual Merchandiser, Valentino

Location

London, United Kingdom

Level

Executive / Coordinator

Function

Merchandising & Allocation

Posted

Contract

Full-time, 30K - 40K

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Job Description

Ensures proper execution of visual guidelines set by HQs within the area falling under her/his remit, both for retail and wholesale channels. S/He constantly verifies that stores image is consistent in terms of:  display and spaces use, layout of every department, windows and lighting.

Guarantees and promotes stores image thus attracting the customers and encouraging them to buy.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Visual Guidelines Implementation:

  • Constantly liaises with HQs Visual Merchandising to catch guidelines and implementation plans
  • Ensures execution and transfers prompt feedback and all relevant needs to HQs 

    Staff Training:

  • Constantly liaises with sales Staff in order to share visual criteria and implementation
  • Partner with Store Managers, Department Managers and the store staff to effectively support current business trends with visual needs making sure key products are selected and well displayed
  • Teaches sales Staff how goods should be displayed and transfers visual guidelines and the proper handling of products
  • S/He is responsible for maintaining display rigorously
  • Ongoing training of store staff in visual merchandising standards (such as permanent and seasonal visual merchandising guidelines)

    Store Events Set Up:

  • Cooperates with HQs Visual Merchandising for the implementation of store events, products presentation, seasonal markdown
  • Implement and ensure visual displays merchandising integrity leading up to, and during a business event (new launches, new collections)

    Tools Maintenance:

  • Guarantees the proper handling of visual tools
  • Check windows and store maintenance and environment, ensuring that lighting, props and furniture are in excellent conditions. Reorder props and visual merchandising tools where necessary
  • Deals with maintenance, inventory, replacement of tools in accordance with HQs guidelines

    KPIs Analysis and Reporting:

  • Liaises with Store Managers in monitoring sales performance, market peculiarities and customer target
  • Share qualitative and photographic feedback after each rotation with the HQ VM team and - upon their validation of the display itself - share the report with the store staff who have to help maintaining the display as well
  • Transfers all relevant information and customer feedback to HQs Visual Merchandising

The Ideal Candidate

Profile:

  • 2-4 years of experience in a similar role within fashion retail companies
  • Strong creative hand with ability to research and communicate key ideas to drive visual standards
  • Ability to work across all levels of the business - drive commercial success
  • Fluent in English, other languages are a plus
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interface regularly with internal and external personnel at all levels

About Us

The Maison Valentino was founded in 1960 by Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti. Valentino is a protagonist of international fashion, and from 2008 until 2016, has gone through an impactful creative evolution. The Maison Valentino plays a major role in the luxury division that sees in the Maison a combination of tradition and innovation necessary in a creative industry that generates the sense of beauty. Valentino’s fashion is displayed through the Haute Couture and Pret-a-Porter lines for women and for men and through the Valentino Garavani accessories lines that include shoes, bags, small leather goods, eyewear, scarves, ties and fragrances. An aesthetic universe, present in over 90 countries through 160 Valentino directly-operated boutiques and over 1300 points of sale. Stefano Sassi is the Chief Executive Officer of Valentino S.p.A., and has joined Valentino in 2006, in conjunction with the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the brand, immediately providing a new strategic vision. The CEO has guided the fashion house during years of great development, through the passage of the baton from Valentino Garavani to the Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, that during the 8 years of creative co-direction have contributed into making Valentino one of the most successful fashion companies of the fashion system. Paris, 7th July 2016 Maria Grazia Chiuri leaves her role as Co-Creative director after 17 years with the brand and 8 in her role as Co-Creative Director to Pursue a new professional experience. Valentino nominates Pierpaolo Piccioli sole Creative Director of the Maison. An aesthetic, contemporary vision and the excellence in the execution, are the guidelines of the industrial process and of the artisanal and handmade workmanship that are entirely produced in the historic Atelier of Piazza Mignanelli in Rome, where the specialized ‘Bottega Couture’ couture school, has recently opened.