Visual Merchandising Assistant Manager
Purpose • Drive sell-through by effectively implementing retail space projects in key doors according to Global best practice and in a consistent, cost-effective and premium way. Work closely with Market sub-unit VM-RSM teams to ensure consistent execution of retail space projects, creating a Market culture of excitement, and desire to win at the point of sale through optimal VM-CTC execution. Key Accountabilities • Provide support and coordination of implementation of retail space management projects throughout the Market • Track and reconcile project budgets are effectively planned, forecasted and managed • Manage collaborative relationships with third parties (e.g. shop suppliers and construction companies) • Support the facilitation of a smooth interaction between Sales teams, Global Store Development (CTC) and all involved trade and retail marketing stakeholders to deliver with speed and excellence • Develop space- and account-specific visual merchandising guidelines and provide direction to all Visual Merchandisers in Market sub-units in order to drive consistency in execution across the entire Market • Support the coordination of all VM, Tech Rep, and Store Coaching services during project implementation and follow-up visits in close collaboration with Market sub-units • Maintain, measure and report on retail space productivity and make recommendations to management for continuous improvement in managed spaces • Support the development a VM-RSM network across Market sub-units and a process for best practice sharing (including efficiencies) • Gather, consolidate and deliver input on global toolbox performance from Market sub-units into Global Concepts-to-Consumer • Establish a high performance culture and drive employee engagement, leading by example. • Support the identification for opportunities to provide cross-functional experiences to identified high-potential talents from both, in and outside of the team. Knowledge Skills and Abilities • Experience working in an external facing marketing, sales or operations role in the retail industry (preferably in the sporting goods industry) • Leading and managing a diverse team (incl. remote management) • Advanced user of MS Office suite, sourcing- and DTP-applications • Proven project management experience • Experience in both market and above market organization preferred • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Strong presentation, planning, and analytical skills Minimum Qualifications 1. Bachelor’s degree (B.A.), with an emphasis in Marketing/Business, and 2. Minimum 2-3 years of sports or other product marketing or related experience in the Sporting Goods Industry. 3. Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for degree.