POSITION SUMMARY :
The regional Assistant VM manager (of In-store presentation & Training) is responsible for the look and presentation of all full price stores, SIS and outlets in O&O, franchise stores in the Asia Pacific region.
Ass. VM manager supports on identifying main training requirements and delivering training tools throughout the Asia Pacific region.
He / she also play a part in the opening of new stores and important Shop-in-shop location and handles ordering of the seasonal in-store propping for the region.
Within this team the Assistant VM Manager APAC is responsible for the supporting of the VM team on all VM aspects.
The Assistant VM Manager APAC reports directly into the director of Visual merchandising for APAC.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB :
Understand Global VM direction & execution guidelines to ensure the brand image is projected correctly at store level
Adaptations to local needs within brand standards
Formulate and execute visual merchandising plan to enhance brand image
Provide training to APAC business partners (country VMs)
Assist in setting up and coordinates new store opening and store upgrading
Regularly collect market feedback to improve effectiveness of in-store VM tools / strategies
Develop local VM teams by regular store visit (virtual / in person) and identifying training requirements
Prepare visit report and action plan post every visit
Support important Marketing events in the region
Manage all VM initiatives including marketing campaigns Pop-up, seasonal brand imagery, POS to be delivered in store, on time and on budget and in line with brand direction
Assist VM director prepare and set-up displays for promotional program, market launch and ad-hoc events
Be the key contact of VM App, collecting VM reports from the markets, update VM feed on the APP for Global review
KEY COMPETENCIES :
CREATIVITY : Interest in trends, lifestyles and design. Support introduction of new ideas. Can work within the creative process effectively, and support bring ideas to realization.
effectively works at long distances.
manages own work and tracks progress. Seeks out resources to get things done; able to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities.
ENVIRONMENT : Ability to work in fast-paced, team-oriented setting; interface with Global team and local teams.
COMMUNICATION : Ability to convey information in a succinct and clear way
Functional Competencies :
Strong retail, brand and lifestyle expertise within the premium apparel segment
Strong trend and fashion awareness
Strong managerial skills dealing with external partners
Proactive thinking / planning
Enthusiastic attitude and be a hands-on self-starter
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE :
At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role within Fashion (International experience); proven experience in decorating, styling, VM production or related fields
Education : University graduate in Fashion Management or related disciplines
Good, confident presentation skills
Computer knowledge : MS Office, Adobe design kits
Able to handle multiple projects and meet schedule
Attend to details and good interpersonal skill
Must be fluent in both English and Chinese.