Company: Cotton On Group
Job title: Head of Visual Merchandising
Employment type: Full-time
We are currently looking for a Head of VM for our Womens' department to deliver a world class experience for our Cotton On customer. The purpose of this role is to lead and drive the Global Visual Merchandising team to conceive, develop and prepare the visual story that reflects the style of each season and maximizes sales opportunities within the stores.
This role requires strong leadership, expertise and personal motivation. You will play a key role in coaching your teams and co-workers to get them to think commercially at all times while ensuring that the in store experience remains at the centre of everything we do. Product presentation, store windows, campaign implementation, trends and advertising must have a clear impact on sales figures and turnover of stores.
This role requires a strong grasp of sales figures, costs and objectives as this will be crucial to accurately and efficiently planning all your VM teams’ activities across all countries. Working across multiple business functions to create new presentation and display techniques to achieve these goals and strive to drive the business to deliver world class standard at all times.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- The ability to provide inspirational leadership to the creative team whilst providing a fashion forward and relevant strategy to all of the varied global markets
- Exposure to buying, planning and supply chain with a strong understanding of all functions with the ability to collaborate effectively.
- Creating a world class experience for our customer by understanding the latest trends and innovative styling and visual merchandising.
- Advanced skills with the Adobe suite including: Photoshop, Illustrator, In design.
- Lead in store and field VM teams to deliver outstanding store presentation and support brand DNA and product vision by providing clear and accurate concepts
- Detailed focused, passionate and creative thinker with an interest/ knowledge of all home grown and international competitors
- Commercially focused merchant with the capacity to thrive on change and be agile in an ever changing market.