Director of Visual Merchandising - Retail Stores in Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL
Date Posted: 01-22-2019
Compensation
Competitive salary plus benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.
Position Description & Responsibilities
  • Serve as head of company-wide visual merchandising efforts for 25+ stores across 4 metropolitan areas and suburbs in the Midwest
  • Leverage top line data into merchandising efforts that drive sales, both across the company and at store-specific, department-specific levels
  • Hire, train, and lead a team of field visual merchandisers
  • Develop and continually evolve training and strategic guides to ensure that Visual Merchandising team applies unified principles across all stores
  • Analyze, understand, and refine processes related to visual merchandising to optimize efficiency/better meet needs of business
  • Hands-on work in the field alongside visual merchandisers is required
  • Execute visual merchandising efforts that support a rigorous selling environment
  • Plan and execute free form floor sets across stores with varying sales volumes, square footage, and layouts
  • Interdisciplinary work with creative/construction team to source, develop, refine, and repurpose in-store fixturing
  • Plan and execute window installations
  • Bring strong creative eye to store design and aesthetics
  • Infuse artistic elements into visual merchandising through stores
Minimum Qualifications/Characteristics:
  • Bachelor’s degree is required (preferably in a related field)
  • Own vehicle and ability to travel is required
  • Portfolio submission is strongly encouraged
  • Sound understanding of retail math is required
  • 3-5 years of field visual merchandising experience is preferred
  • Chicago-based position, but travel is required
  • Must be technically proficient
  • Excellent organizational skills are required
  • Ability to actively communicate with all levels of staff
  • Ability to think and act strategically and proactively
  • Strong problem solving skills a must
  • Ability to work morning/night/weekend hours as needed to accomplish tasks
  • Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs
  • Ability to climb ladders
Raponi Consulting, Placement & PR Firm
244 Fifth Avenue, Suite S293
New York, NY 10001
www.raponillc.com
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