Visual Merchandising Manager

1201 W. 5th Street T-1100
2135343050
www.halston.com
Country :
USA
State :
New York
County :
New York County
Town :
NEW YORK
Category :
Merchandising
Contract type :
Permanent
Availability :
Full time
Salary :
Depends on experience
Years experience :
2 to 5 years

Company description

Roy Halston Frowick was the creator of luxury American fashion, whose groundbreaking designs still influence and inspire us today. Founded in the 1960s, the HALSTON label took the fashion industry by storm. Known for his innovation in millinery, Halston used his signature materials of jersey, cashmere, and suede to reinvent the jumpsuit, the shirtdress, and the classic caftan, permanently leaving his mark on fashion. Once dubbed "the premier fashion designer in America" by Newsweek, Halston was synonymous with the 1970s and the era of Studio 54. His strong connection to pop culture was evident by his friends and clients, which included Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, and Anjelica Huston.

Halston created strong codes that are quintessential to the brand even to this day, as a new team of innovators continue to evolve the HALSTON legacy through the HALSTON HERITAGE collection. Under the vision of new Chairman and CEO Ben Malka, an industry veteran, today HALSTON HERITAGE is an approachable luxury lifestyle brand – mixing legacy codes with a modern edge to create an effortless women’s collection of ready-to-wear, dresses, handbags, footwear and small leather goods. HALSTON HERITAGE is carried by some of the world’s most formidable retailers including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter and Harvey Nichols, and as of 2013 – the first HALSTON HERITAGE stores, and the brand’s first digital flagship (www.HALSTON.com).

HALSTON is a dynamic, rapidly growing fashion house headquartered in a premier downtown Los Angeles location. With a new management team in place as of 2011, and over 150 employees on staff, the company continues to look for highly skilled individuals with proven expertise in their field to work on our expanding team

Job description

The Visual Manager is responsible for maintaining strong cross functional partnerships with the wholesale visual
team to ensure visual merchandising supports the brand strategy, and is consistent across 3 key accounts:
Dillard’s, Hudson’s Bay, Lord and Taylor.

Create monthly directives to change or rotate product, interior display areas, and/or signage to reflect changes in inventory, promotions, and/or change of season.
Oversee the wholesale shops visual standards (such as floorset and window displays).
Develop and reinforce brand standards and use best practices consistently throughout retail locations.
Participate and support in the success of wholesale shop openings.
Identify market opportunities and develop solutions that have potential to impact bottom line profit. I.e. location, product mix etc.
Create and maintain cross functional partnerships with Wholesale Team and Corporate Office. I.e.SVP of Division, Buyers, Ops, Brand Ambassadors, Selling Specialists, etc.
Manages team of Visual Merchandise Coordinators.
Facilitate seasonal training workshops, weekly touch bases, and conference calls with related departments and team members.
Consult with Director of Visual to determine styles and type of merchandise to be featured. Work closely with buying and planning team to formulate strategy on key items to help maximize sales.
Strategize to maximize and utilize selling floor space while working within budget and meeting deadlines.
Collect feedback and offer recommendations regarding store presentation and marketing initiatives.
Identify and develop training opportunities for Visual Merchandising Coordinators.
Provide monthly Photo Review documents to effectively recap the visual alignment of visited shops.
Lead training sessions on seasonal floor sets and visual initiatives throughout all stages of the floor set process.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

3-5 years of visual merchandising experience in managerial capacity.
Excellent visual and merchandising skills, strong ability to develop visual presentation direction.
Keen understanding of retail environment, fashion trends, and brand awareness.
Strong understanding of customer demographics and how visual merchandising supports an exceptional customer experience and drives business.
Impeccable photo taking skills.
Impeccable multi-tasking skills.
Ability to work well in a variety of environments with a flexible approach and schedule, based on the needs of the business.
Competence in Photoshop, InDesign and Microsoft Office Suite.
Effective communication, organizational, leadership and coaching skills.Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Effective time management, planning, prioritizing, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Ability to analyze information, identify opportunities and translate analysis into action.
Have a sense of flexibility and team-oriented approach.
Must have excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
Experience with Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, spreadsheets, and database systems.
Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
Ability to travel 75% of the time.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse environment.

Profile

Roy Halston Frowick was the creator of luxury American fashion, whose groundbreaking designs still influence and inspire us today. Founded in the 1960s, the HALSTON label took the fashion industry by storm. Known for his innovation in millinery, Halston used his signature materials of jersey, cashmere, and suede to reinvent the jumpsuit, the shirtdress, and the classic caftan, permanently leaving his mark on fashion. Once dubbed "the premier fashion designer in America" by Newsweek, Halston was synonymous with the 1970s and the era of Studio 54. His strong connection to pop culture was evident by his friends and clients, which included Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, and Anjelica Huston. 

 Halston created strong codes that are quintessential to the brand even to this day, as a new team of innovators continue to evolve the HALSTON legacy through the HALSTON HERITAGE collection. Under the vision of new Chairman and CEO Ben Malka, an industry veteran, today HALSTON HERITAGE is an approachable luxury lifestyle brand – mixing legacy codes with a modern edge to create an effortless women’s collection of ready-to-wear, dresses, handbags, footwear and small leather goods. HALSTON HERITAGE is carried by some of the world’s most formidable retailers including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter and Harvey Nichols, and as of 2013 – the first HALSTON HERITAGE stores, and the brand’s first digital flagship (www.HALSTON.com). 

 HALSTON is a dynamic, rapidly growing fashion house headquartered in a premier downtown Los Angeles location. With a new management team in place as of 2011, and over 150 employees on staff, the company continues to look for highly skilled individuals with proven expertise in their field to work on our expanding team