The role of the Market Visual Leader is to teach, coach and train the Merchandise Team Leaders in key high visibility stores elevating the visual acuity and floorset execution delivering top and bottom line results.
POSITION TITLE: Market Visual Leader
REPORTS TO: Regional Visual Leader
SUPERVISES: Merchandise Team Leaders for assigned stores
Partner with Regional Visual Leader and Home Office Brand Presentation team on all seasonal floorsets
Manage floorset planning and execution calendar with stores including establishing FAST plans for all floorsets
Oversee floorset mapping process with Merchandise Team Leaders
Communicate any floorset cadence changes or needs prior to floorset to RD; partner with DTL/Store teams on scheduling
Participate in corporate floorset sessions on site in Pittsburgh when necessary
Establish a thorough knowledge of product assortment and key items. Partner with RD to help identify key business opportunities ensuring accurate location plans by store to increase revenue and profitability
Assist in the Merchandise Team Leader's development in designated stores.
Hold Merchandise Team Leaders and OMA's accountable for flawless execution and maintenance throughout the lifecycle of the floorset
Develop strong partnership with RD, Regional Visual Leader and DTLs
Assist in recruiting talented visual teams from competition to build bench and increase talent pool; Provide candidates to DTL/RD for consideration
Shop the competition and communicate current trends and competitor strategies that are relevant to AEO portfolio of brands to Regional Visual Leader
Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, or related field required.
Five+ years experience in retail management or merchandising.
Travel is required
Strong fashion sense, and strong vendor relationships are preferred.
High degree of proficiency Outlook & Internet applications, and proficiency Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.
Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team
Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
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