Visual Merchandising Manager
To conceptualise, design and implement visual merchandising strategies and plans, with a view to uphold the brand image in consonance with merchandising standards and enhance the presence in the market place so as to assist in achieving operational and marketing objectives
Education/Certification and Continued Education
Diploma in Design, Display and Exhibition
Years of Experience
Minimum of 8 years Creative experience, at least 3 of which are in a managerial position
Knowledge and Skills
Strong portfolio of previous work
Project management experience
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Essential Roles and Responsibilities
Functional Roles and Responsibilities
Formulate a Visual Merchandising Strategy which is in keeping with the image and standards of the brands represented and present it to the GM Visual Merchandising, along with projected budget requirements.
Prepare the Visual Display calendar for all the brands taking into consideration seasonal requirements, promotions, brand specific activities, discuss with the relevant departments to ensure its effective implementation.
Conduct regular store visits and liaise with the store staff to carry out the merchandising in the stores.
Coach/ guide the store personnel about the importance of visual merchandising/ awareness, through delivering training sessions on Visual Merchandising.
Ensure the standards of visual merchandising are being maintained in all the stores.
Research on trends in visual displays and merchandising techniques in the regional and international markets and propose new/ innovative ideas to ensure the brand presence is in line with the international trends and standards but at the same time reflects regional flavor.
People Management Roles and Responsibilities
Focuses on highest priorities and sets aside less critical tasks. Excels at eliminating road blocks. Takes priorities of others into consideration.
Sets aggressive goals and has high standards. Is consistently one of the top performers. Pursues everything with energy, drive, and the need to finish. Persists in the face of challenges and setbacks. Always keeps the end in sight; puts in extra effort to meet deadlines.
Masterfully matches people to assignments. Respects the talent of direct reports. Delegates work in a way that empowers ownership. Tracks how work is progressing without meddling.
Actively seeks and secures the best talent available. Creates pipelines of talent for the future from both internal and external talent pools. Evaluates talent using a thorough and consistent process.
Makes him/herself available to meet direct reports regardless of reasons. Gives advice and help to direct reports to resolve personal problems or work relations. Anticipates issues that direct reports could encounter and takes the initiative to offer help. Regularly recognises the contribution in order to motivate each member of the team.
Knows how to balance how much or how little information he/she needs to give others to ensure they can do their job. Uses various communication approaches to transmit information.