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AE - Market Visual Leader - US at American Eagle Outfitters

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Description:


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.
  • Strong prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills
  • 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.

AEO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity ("EEO") laws. AEO prohibits discrimination against associates and applicants for employment because of the individual's race or color, religion or creed, alienage or citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, marital or partnership status, domestic violence or stalking victim status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This applies to all AEO activities, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, performance evaluation, discipline and discharge. AEO also provides reasonable accommodation of religion and disability in accordance with applicable law.