Global Visual Merchandising Manager

Bern, Schweiz
Brutto/ Jahresgehalt
Montag, 12. März 2018
Mittwoch, 11. April 2018

Your challenges:

We are seeking an experienced visual merchandiser to bring the knowledge and expertise to the Retail & Country Management team for all aspects of Visual Merchandising and Presentations. This position will report to the Director Global Store Development.

The jobholder supports National Organisations in permanently improving retail store visual merchandising and establishing clear processes and formats. The jobholder acts as the “center of excellence” for store design, development, visuals and presentations. They will implement processes to ensure that knowledge, expertise and the credibility of IIC in this segment increases year to year while ensuring modern, state of the art trend setting visual, presentation executions.

INTERSPORT Store Visual Concepts & Development

  • Support superior to establish, collect and maintain best practise examples of store fixturing and visual executions from National Organisations, competitors and other industries.

  • Responsible to ensure that defined Visual merchandising strategies are continuously up-to-date and work closely with all National Organizations and other parties to improve in store executions.

  • Master all aspects that the N/O`s / licensees that can benefit from all concepts in the best possible and efficient way with proficiency in ACAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D renderings, Office, hand sketching and/or other visual design tools

  • Work closely with Store design team, assist in finalizing store Layouts, Fixturing Elevations, in store communication related to the INTERSPORT store concept.

To ensure credibility the jobholder is responsible for proactively collecting and exchanging retail knowledge with other parties (internal / external) as well as actively implementing / sharing these retail learnings within the INTERSPORT group. An important part of the position is the organization of external training workshops based on developed Visual Merchandising guide and tools.

  • Assist in the development of online / interactive tools for Visual merchandising and presentation with continuous maintenance, updates and revisions.

  • Able to speak, coordinate and present to all philosophies of visual merchandising in large groups or settings.

  • Define and design a creative visual merchandising strategy working with design development team.

  • Develop appealing, eye-catching visual displays that lead the customer through the entire store and can be communicated to all National Organizations  

  • Develop visual themes to assist N/O`s with visual and presentations options for specific store areas, product launches etc.

  • Develop relationships and collaborate with Strategic Brands (Nike, Adidas, Puma etc.) and align for working visual /fixturing documentation ensuring clear instore executions

  • Work collaboratively with internal Category managers for best practices, advise and aligned philosophies related to Visual merchandising and product presentations.

Our requirements:

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in Visual Merchandising of consumer goods ideally in apparel/footwear/hardgoods

  • Strong communication/presentation knowledge and skills

  • Strong understanding of retail KPI’s

  • Proficiency in ACAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D renderings, Office, hand sketching and/or other visual design tools

  • Proven ability to develop an actionable annual omni-channel visual merchandising plan

  • Proven ability to implement and educate VM philosophies based on IIC goals

  • Good understanding of category and its consumers

  • Further education in Visual Merchandising or related field

  • Ability to travel 20%

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) required, German and French a plus

  • Previous exposure to sports retail preferred

Our offer:

Opportunity to become a part of an international enterprise in the sports industry in Berne, Switzerland • Working within a young, dynamic team • Possibility, to further develop our business with a creative and personal commitment • Progressive work and employment conditions

If you are interested in a new challenge in a lively and sporty field, then we welcome your written application with the usual documents in English.