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Manager Visual Direction

Country : USA USA

State : Oregon

County : Multnomah County

Town : Portland

Category : Merchandising

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

As part of the larger Brand Activation team this role drives the visual merchandising direction for NAM direct to consumer stores. Working in partnership with DTC visual excellence, retail marketing and merchandising teams to create consistent execution of retail projects with a desire to create premium in-store experiences. Drive sell-through by effectively implementing visual merchandising projects in DTC doors according to Global/Nam best practices in a consistent and premium way.
Key Responsibilities
- Create visual merchandising direction to drive a clear consumer journey, highlighting product features and increasing sell-through.
- Coordinate and implement assigned tasks to aid in the creation of visual merchandising manuals & guidelines to respond to Brand positioning and strategy.
- Coordinate and implement assigned tasks to aid in the development, innovation and management of all visual merchandising tools ensuring Global consistency.
- Support the Visual Merchandising Managers to create VM tools while ensuring continued alignment to Brand objectives and positioning:
- Coordinate the development process across various teams and concepts.
- Coordinate the development of guidelines and visual merchandising tools for the market to implement.
- Assist in development of specific visual merchandising guidelines and provide direction to all Visual Merchandisers in market to drive consistency in execution across the entire market.
- Assist in driving, measuring, and reporting on retail productivity with recommendations to management for continuous improvement
- Assist in gathering, consolidating, and delivering input on visual merchandising performance from the DTC Market to Global.
- Improve processes:
- Monitor the Retail industry (brick and mortar and digital) for best practices that can be adapted for adidas.
- Coordinate day-to-day operations of assigned tasks.
Work with input and direction from supervisor, with limited direction for standard assignments.
- Additional assignments or special projects as assigned or agreed.


- Ability to role model a proactive approach to strategy implementation, consistently communicating up, across and down to ensure alignment of priorities.
- Ability to lead and inspire teams through complex, challenging and changing organizational climates.
- Possess strong interpersonal skills through which desired results are delivered in a fast-pace, highly competitive environment.
- Knowledge of, Retail landscape, visual merchandising, retail marketing and presentation.
- Strong project and budget management and planning skills. Highly organized and demonstrated follow through.
- Must possess and consistently exhibit the competencies relative to the position.
- Knowledge and understanding of profit and loss statement and store KPIs to make commercial decisions based on sound financial judgment.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to lead discussions in diverse groups of varying size.
- Ability to think conceptually, in strategic terms and diagnose and translate sales/category reporting to an in-store merchandising strategy.
- Knowledge of customer service principles and processes.
- Ability to learn and adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to understand and carry out oral and/or written instructions and request clarification if needed.
- Demonstrates an inspirational attitude that contributes to a positive team environment.
- Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with team members and business partners .
- Well-developed ability to speak, read, comprehend, and write English.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus
- 4 year college or university degree in business, retail management, or related field
- Minimum 2-5 years' experience working in a sports/fashion customer & commercial focused retail environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Ability to effectively communicate with customers and store personnel
- Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, including evening, overnight and weekend shift
- Ability to travel up to 15% of the time
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