An exciting Visual Merchandiser (Fashion Retail) job has just become available at one of the most respected global fashion brands based in Malaysia. Reporting directly to the General Manager, this is a role for a Visual Merchandiser who is a leader in their field.
About the Visual Merchandiser (Fashion Retail) Role: In this business critical role you will be responsible for both VM and store project planning for Malaysia. Under the VM responsibilities, you will lead a team that will drive VM strategies from window to in-store across all retail stores, according to brand and aesthetic standard and in line with company strategic goals and commercial objectives. Under store planning, you will need to manage the planning and designs of Malaysia stores from site survey through opening and project close out within budget and open stores in time.
Plan and organise the creative display of products in accordance with corporate guidelines
Introduce the new collections and new strategies of the implementation of the product
Partner closely with retail operations team on effective product presentation and communication within the stores to optimise commercial results
Coach, train and develop all retail associates, VM Ambassadors and VM in all aspects of merchandising, mannequins styling, in-store display and window/floor presentation
Plan in-store and window schemes working with VM teams and implementing all visual merchandising seasonal rollout across Malaysia
Coordinate with marketing to plan and programme seasonal campaign calendar
Manage and monitor VM budget and expenses
Manage VM database for display props development
Prepare the brand’s design brief in collaboration with different functions on display capacity, product zoning, layouts, local adaptation on specific needs on the store design and furniture
Prepare and submit design brief package information to Regional Store Planning and Development (SP&D) team with site survey reports, photo reports, technical restrictions/constraints, and tenancy design guide highlights
Review store concept designs from appointment designers. Validate the drawing plan to ensure design aligned with design brief and budget cost plan
Partner with regional SP&D and local consultants on all details with finishes, furniture and M&E
Coordinate with appointed contractor with authority submission, landlord submission on detailed shop drawings
Track and report on project status and take appropriate actions to ensure project progress is on schedule
Work closely with Regional SP&D team, local team and contractors on timely project handover
Manage cost planning, budgeting, programming and scheduling of store development
To succeed in this Visual Merchandiser (Fashion Retail) role, you will need to have the ability to work effectively and co-operatively with senior business development teams, across borders and internal matrix.
Experience and Education: University graduate or equivalent in Visual Merchandising Design/Design/Graphic Design, Fashion Retail, or at least eight years of VM experience or equivalent
Managed a team for at least four years
Clear understanding of local and global fashion trends, VM competitors and inspirational references
Strong sense of styling and colours, outfit coordination, floor merchandising, fashion and trends
Detail-minded, independent and presentable; able to prioritise job tasks on a tight timeline and organised manner
Good verbal and written communication in English
Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint
Basic knowledge of Adobe Platform (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design) or other graphic design software
Good communication and interpersonal skills
This international fashion brand needs no introduction and is recognised as the leader in their field of expertise. With great clients and known for their corporate entertainment, they have won many awards. The culture is demanding but if you are confident and have a can-do attitude the potential rewards are significant. The firm is also very focused on developing and training their people to the highest standards.
If you are driven, determined and want to take the next step in your career, this is the role for you. Great career progression opportunities await the right person in this exciting Visual Merchandiser (Fashion Retail) job.
Apply today or email me at Christie.Cheah@robertwalters.com.my to discuss this new opportunity.
Do note that we will only be in touch if your application is shortlisted.
Agensi Pekerjaan Robert Walters Sdn Bhd Business Registration Number : 729828-T Licence Number : JTKSM 423C
MYR60,000 - MYR72,000 per annum + Market Aligned
21 January 2024
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