Wolverine Worldwide Retail Visual Merchandising Manager in Waltham, Massachusetts

GENERAL FUNCTION

Drives and executes visual merchandising for our extensive retail and wholesale divisions.

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Develop seasonal visual merchandising direction for retail stores that strives to elevate the retail experience and showcase our products and family of brands.

  • Adapt presentation and format solutions for each of the store design concepts.

  • Works with Retail Marketing Team to plan and execute the windows and graphics for monthly retail promotional calendar for specialty and outlet stores.

  • Continually develop new window concepts that support brand and retail objectives aligning with the retail promotion calendar. Develop expanded window presentations for select stores. Partner with Creative Services team to execute concepts.

  • Communication with business partners and field leadership including written visual direction that is clear and concise allowing for proper execution by field teams.

  • Development of training tools to improve visual merchandising execution at the field level allowing flexibility for stores to execute to their regional/market needs (e.g. weather).

  • Partner with Store Design/Store Construction on new and remodel store floor plans. Manage the visual needs for all renovations/relocations/new stores including opening checklists, floor plans, and graphics layout.

  • Develop concepts for and manage outside vendors on development and execution of point of sale displays, props and product fixtures.

  • Manage Visual budget.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree in visual or marketing or equivalent work experience.

  • 3 - 5 years of visual, marketing and/or retail field experience. Field experience is a plus.

  • Visual experience with fashion apparel or footwear

  • Elevated design and taste level with knowledge of current trends in visual, design and pop culture.

  • Project management with attention to detail, highly organized, imaginative with ability to articulate concepts

  • Energetic individual will need to keep up with fast-paced retail environment.

  • Strong computer skills (excel, PowerPoint) and proficient with Adobe Design Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)

  • Experience in a matrixed organization or cross functional role

External Job Posting Title: Retail Visual Merchandising Manager

Brand/Group Assignment: Retail Merch-Planning & Allocation

External Company Name: Wolverine Worldwide

External Company URL: www.wolverineworldwide.com