Creative Recruitment Limited

Design Merchandising Manager

Job Added: 05 August 2019
Applications Close: 19 September 2019
Level: Senior
Contract: Freelance
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Twitter: @creative_rec
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Design Merchandising Manager role requires both project management skills and creative skills, with an eye for Beauty executions. It takes place in a multi-functional environment. This role requires also frequent interactions both in-house (with the multi-functional team) and externally (with agencies, suppliers) and with market teams. Your mission is to : Take the design “brief” to record requirements and brands needs Think creatively and develop new design concepts, pushing global guidelines where possible. Prepare rough drafts and present your ideas to the wider team. Amend final designs to global comments and gain full approval Manage projects within the agreed deadlines and budget constraints, and deliver assets developed in collaboration with Marketing teams. Manage and oversee the capex and maintenance budgets across brands Work on top door executions. Manage duratran updates working with the marketing teams to ensure in line with the marketing calendar. Lead the collaboration with the suppliers from creative brief to production. Support the delivery of merchandising guidelines for the field teams to ensure in store excellence. Develop a strong knowledge of the market to share with global instore executions. Develop strong relationships with retailers to ensure best in class locations and executions. Responsible for forecasting global items required. Be externally focused, look at what direct competition as well as Beauty or outside of Beauty brands are doing in-store to make the shopper experience the more insightful & up-to-date. Collaborate with Consumer & Market Knowledge department to fuel design creatives with the latest shopper/consumer insights. INTER-CONNECTED FUNCTIONS: The Permanent Merchandising Manager function interacts with most of the functions within the organization . Below you can find the key points of contact: Marketing : Brand Managers Global Merchandising Teams Field team Consumer & Market Knowledge And outside the organization: Design creative agencies POSM Manufacturers REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS : Minimum 6 years’ experience in In-store strategy/Merchandising or Trade Marketing or Marketing with a strong passion for In-store and Beauty Fluent in English KEY SKILLS: Technical skills Project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects with a strong level of complexity and a wide range of partners. Knowledge of shoppers, competitors and retailers in order to design the brand guidelines & enable their implementation in the markets. Technical knowledge about materials, production techniques Strong power point skills to create outstanding presentations in short notice Able to read and draw Technical/ Manufacturing drawings Ability to use all abode photoshop, indesign, illustrator. Extra: experience in fragrance or cosmetics Soft skills Solid team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop strong relationship with colleagues & suppliers. Proactive, detail and business oriented. Creative mindset with a strong knowledge in the beauty industry and willingness to constantly be aware of the latest trends & news Capability to share knowledge with other team members. Very well organized with the sense of priorities Ability to work autonomously and multitask in fast-paced collaborative environment. Capability to work under pressure in a changing environment and to manage unexpected challenges.

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