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    Visual Merchandising Manager, Europe

    Switzerland
    • Start date
      2017-04-30
    • Position type
      Full-time
    • Job reference #
      JR-004
    • Department
      Sales

    Founded in 1957, Joseph Ribkoff is an iconic designer, manufacturer and distributor of fashionable women's apparel, which is designed, sewn and produced in Canada and sold to 62 international markets.

    Joseph Ribkoff's reputation is built on the versatility, affordability and quality of their collections along with their unmatched excellence in customer service. While many fashion houses have faced significant headwinds, Joseph Ribkoff continues to grow revenue and profitability year after year. Today, Joseph Ribkoff proudly stands out as one of the leading exporters in the Canadian fashion industry.

    They are headquartered in Montreal where 300 of their 450 employees are based. The Montreal location includes the corporate offices, production and warehouse facilities.

    The Visual Merchandising Manager, Europe will be responsible for leading the visual concept and realization of merchandizing standards. The incumbent must have a strong understanding of trend and style that is reflective of the brand and core customers, the incumbent will also play a key role to maintain shop in shops performances and image across the European markets. This full time position will report to the Vice president of Sales Europe, and is based in Lugano, Switzerland

    Responsibilities

    • To seek regional specific opportunities to drive business results;
    • Serves as a visionary; oversees the execution of all presentation inclusive of merchandising, floor planning, and display;
    • Guides product placement and outfitting that is reflective of trend, reinforces brand messaging, and inspires the customer;
    • Partners with sales representatives and country managers to establish priorities;
    • Conducts monthly visual audits, trains stores accordingly;
    • Leads new store openings (shop in Shops) and coordinates responsibilities;
    • Partners with the Store Manager (shop in shops) to ensure appropriate support and effective scheduling for visual priorities;
    • Ensure the right level of in store (shop in shops) standard KPIs, by analyzing sales figures and forecasting future sales;
    • Dealing with staff (interviews, performances appraisals, training, etc.);
    • To understand current and seasonal strategies;
    • Develops creative strategies to partner with field representatives in development of new visual presentations;
    • Develops and maintains a Visual Standards Guide in order to train and support Store managers.

    Requirements

    • Minimum 5-7 years of visual merchandizing experience, preferably in fashion;
    • Excellent organizational skills; the proven ability to take ideas from concept to completion;
    • Able to work autonomously and motivate others;
    • Excellent communication skills;
    • Travel required;
    • English a must.

    If this challenge interest you and you want to evolve in a well establish and internationally recognized company, we invite you to send us your resume through this site.

    ***Only the candidates who will be moving forward will receive a follow-up. ***

     

     

     

     

     

Since 1957 Joseph Ribkoff has been successfully designing collections for women around the world who lead busy lifestyles. The company and collections have been constantly evolving to meet the multidimensional needs of today's women. Joseph Ribkoff stands out as one of the leading designers in Canadian fashion industry for nearly 60 years and over 64 international markets.