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Visual Design Manager - part time freelance

Job title: Visual Design Manager - part time freelance
Contract type: Freelance
Location: El Segundo, CA
Discipline: Retail
Remote: No
Reference: 401579
Contact name: Athena Kwey
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our client, a growing name in the beauty ecommerce space is looking for a Manager, Global Visual Merchandising Design. This is a part time position(up to 28hrs/wk) that is offsite. Candidates in the LA area highly preferred as this role may extend to a long term opportunity.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

• Create and Manage the design development of fixtures/displays and tester units from start to finish

• Own Gondola and End Cap design for all Retailers from kick off through production.

• Manage Visual Merchandising Budget expectations

• Source appropriate Vendor for each project and Manage Vendor Relationships

• Work with vendors through the process of the review of engineering drawings, materials samples, production samples and final prototypes.

• Working cross functionally with BRAND and CREATIVE, will create new and innovative merchandising design solutions through ideation, sketches and presentation rendering

• Issue detailed schematics for production for vendor-required specifications with dimensioned drawings for manufacturing/engineering

• Track preliminary art schedule and work with designers to ensure graphics are released on time to vendor for proofs on correct substrates.

• Travel and conduct on-site prototype reviews at vendor as needed to ensure quality control and proper fit and function.

• Ability to Present prototypes to Internal Leadership, Brand and Retailers

• Set up regular status reports with cross functional teams and retailers

• Develop planograms and visual merchandising guidelines for retailers and field teams

• Liaise with BRAND and CREATIVE to maintain product assortments, seasonal updates and new launches.

• Ability to be solution oriented to solve merchandising challenges

Experience and Skills:

• Experience in visual merchandising in luxury retail preferred.

• Excellent organizational skills, quality execution, and attention to detail.

• Passionate about retail and in-store visual merchandising with a deep understanding of current luxury beauty/fashion/retail/design trends.

• Strong self-starter with good project management while remaining a team player.

• Ability to work well in a team environment, contribute ideas, and interact with other departments to obtain current information.

• Strong project management skills, ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

• Strong communication skills with ability to articulate ideas and concepts clearly and accurately to cross functional partners.

• Flexibility and problem-solving skills are essential.

• Proficient with manufacturing and production methods and materials.

• Model making abilities a plus.

• Hands-on experience creating planograms for beauty.

• Must have experience and technical knowledge of production: print process & mechanicals.

• Be positive, flexible and extremely well organized, ability to pivot in a fast-paced environment and be able to respond quickly to changing and challenging deadlines

• High attention to detail and project management. Must be able to manage multiple projects and accounts simultaneously with short and long lead times to meet deadlines.

• Experience working with vendors and understanding of VM fabrication, materials, and production processes.

• Strong presentation skills in order to share finalized ideas and concepts to cross-functional partners in a clear and concise manner.

• Experience in store planning and visual merchandising or retail design and knowledge of product placement at a retail level.

• An excellent understanding of POS, and the ability to work closely within brand guidelines.

• Excellent communication skills to develop close relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

• In-depth knowledge of beauty industry

• High sense of urgency and initiative to meet tight deadlines.

• Proven skills and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

• Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Experience in SketchUp preferred.

Education/Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree, preferred

• 1 - 3 years of professional business experience (Beauty Experience preferred)

• Sephora Visual Merchandising experience required

• Specialty, and Department store experience a plus

• Global retail and vendor experience a plus

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