Executive Director, Global Visual Merchandising - New York

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Fashion

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The main objective of this position is to oversee all aspects of global visual merchandising design and development for Shiseido Makeup. This position will work closely with the Global Headquarters in Ginza, Tokyo and the NY Shiseido Makeup team to concept and lead the execution of all visual merchandising elements for all regions, providing the VM portion of the marketing book and global VM guidelines. This role will be responsible for the general tester units, makeup cassette updates, promotional unit updates, VM counter tools, open-sell systems, and special event/launch outpost designs for all regions.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities: Provide strong creative direction on all Global Shiseido Makeup Visual Merchandising projects. Partner with the Global Shiseido Makeup team to execute successful VM designs based on creative briefs. Lead design and management of all global store counter VM needs, general tester units, makeup cassette updates, promotion tray updates, counter tools, open-sell systems, and special events outposts. Work closely with the regional VM team leads to develop designs that are successful in all markets. Validate regional VM team designs that are locally relevant based on global VM creative direction through regularly scheduled touchbases. Support the Global Shiseido Makeup team on creative display requests for brand summits and internal meetings. Design high-level design concepts through 3D models and photo-realistic renderings. Present VM designs and strategy in key meetings with senior leadership. Lead the creation of VM graphic layouts and manage print execution. Provide designs to include in global communications and marketing book. Issue preliminary design specs to the global VM development team for cost and vendor bids. Review engineering with VM development and vendors to validate the appropriate execution/production methods. Have great understanding of the beauty and fragrance industry to ensure designs delivered perform positively at POS. Monitor competitive merchandising activity and identify/maximize opportunities for the brands visibility at all times. Research and identify new/emerging innovations that can be used in retail environments. Responsible for communication with all internal depts to ensure success of merchandising programs. Lead and develop junior team members and external partners in generating innovative brand-focused global VM solutions. Through hands-on skilled design and in-depth technical understanding, lead project execution within brands? provided timeline and on budget. Maintain awareness and familiarity with trends in culture, art, fashion, design, technology, materials, and social media. Build strong relationships and instill trust with : Global Shiseido Brand Unit in Tokyo Global Shiseido Makeup NY Marketing, artistry, product development, and creative teams RHQ Store Design and VM teams Creative teams/agencies both internal and external Operate with knowledge of brand budgets and be able to value-engineer projects to meet creative expectations while maintaining its core design Advise budget holders on projected costs to help allocate finances Bachelor?s degree in industrial design or related creative field 10+ years of experience in Visual Merchandising and Store Experience design. Global experience within the prestige beauty industry is required. Strong conceptual thinker with excellent visualization in 3D, proficient knowledge of materials and high level of attention to details. Highly organized, self-motivated, and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities. Strong team player who has excellent oral, written and presentation skills, able to effectively communicate idea to peers and confidently present to senior management. Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and in a 3D CAD/ modeling and rendering software is required (e.g. Cinema4D, 3DS Max, VectorWorks 3D, Rhino, Keyshot, etc. Job ID: 2049 Job ID: Category: Creative Category:
Associated topics: 2d, demo, digital, display, floor sets, light, mannequin, showroom, store, visual merchandising

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