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adidas Full-time In-Store Visual Merchandiser Champion (adidas Sports Performance store #2060) Toronto

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Employer: 
Adidas Group
Posted: 
2017-09-11
Job Type: 
Full Time
Employment length: 
Permanent
Language requirements: 
English
Education requirements: 
Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
Job experience: 
7 months to less than 1 year
Job industry: 
Retail
Job Location: 
Toronto

Purpose:

To elevate the Visual Merchandising standards and ISC execution standards within each store to ensure consistency and compliance with global and NAM standards. Maximize KPI and sales volume with an individual store.

Key Accountabilities:  

Communication

  • Cascade information given by Market VM manager to SM and Store staff through Training and meetings.
  • Participate in team meetings and team huddle to understand needs, delivery of stock and Sales and retail KPI analysis in order to drive sales through VM
  • Actively participates in store walks with SM, DM, and field visual manager to ensure the consistency and quality of merchandising and visual execution
  • Give feedback to the RBO on Stores’ needs after discussing with SM.

    Merchandising Display

  • Drives sales and manages execution of merchandise placement through effective
  • Planning, prioritizing, communication and follow-up including:
  • Window installations
  • Monthly and seasonal floor sets
  • Brand launch campaigns (night shifts)
  • In store graphics (uppers, decals, signage, etc.)
  • Ensure store complies  with Global standards and guidelines to provide a pleasant shopping experience to all consumers
  • Ensure all windows are presented to a high standards including mannequins dressing and positioning, lighting direction, cleanliness, steaming and price communication
  • In charge of creating clear Shop –In-Shop’s to emphasize category presentation
  • Ensure correct use and positioning of In-Store Communication Tools
  • Dress in-store mannequins and place props correctly
  • Apply and maintain Retail Standards
  • Monthly submission on VM Compliance Tool including taking and uploading pictures into the system
  • Update weekly the Space Management Tool floor plan and fixture allocation based on product presentation movement. Weekly analysis of Space Management Results with SM and draft common action plan
  • Lead in-store VM team by example, organize their work time and tasks
  • Oversee all aspects of the merchandise and visual presentation of the store. Champion should exercise critical thinking and independent judgment and discretion to drive sales through merchandising and visual presentation.
  • Accountable for all planning, mapping and execution of merchandise and fixture placement
  • Ensures store is compliant with daily cleaning according to the best practices
  • Ensure all body forms, visual displays, fixtures, interior walls and window presentations tell a -compelling story reaching target customer and are executed/detailed to company standards

    In-store VM Training

  • Train co-workers on Global Visual Merchandising standards and guidelines, including folding techniques, different hanger types, size order and size curve, steaming and merchandise presentation standards as well as the use of size cubes and size stickers
  • Ensures that store team is trained to maintain and evolve visual presentation and brand standards            to provide the best customer experience.
  • “Getting to know your stores” and wall configuration  - Train the Trainer
  • Train co-workers on enhancing consumer journey
  • Trains, develops and leads merchandising team to identify and execute flexing decisions that maximize business opportunities while aligning with presentation guidelines
  • Daily  audit using adidas VM compliance Checklist

    VM Reporting

  • Keep up-to-date on competitor analysis as well as current and upcoming fashion trends across the store location area. Communicate information to Market VM Manager
  • Identify and communicate store needs  fixtures/ ISC to Market VM Manager
  • Other duties as requested by SM/Market VM Manager
  • Fully understands the SIS report and SWA training and all reports that relate to product placement and visual execution

    Equipment control

  • Returns and correctly stores unused equipment including fixtures, mannequins, props & graphic frames
  • Manage fixtures with care to avoid damages
  • Is familiar with health and safety issues

    Customer service and operations tasks (part time VM Champion)

  • Execute the Brand Customer Service standards to meet or exceed customers’ expectations
  • Be a Brand Ambassador, consistently exhibiting the Brand Attitude and Values
  • Use Seasonal Brand and product knowledge effectively during sales interactions
  • Communicate product features and benefits and unique selling points clearly to address customers’ needs and strengthen their connection to the Brand
  • Minimize loss in both, the stockroom and the sales floor
  • Perform all store operations in a safe, effective and efficient manner
  • Collaborate productively and respectfully with team members
  • Complete all applicable training programs and effectively apply the learning on the job
  • Seek coaching and learning opportunities to continually improve your performance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven Passion for visual merchandising, leading a team and driving results
  • Interest in fashion & sports desirable, with a good eye for style, coordination and attention to detail
  • Ability to think conceptually, in strategic terms and diagnose and translate sales/category reporting to an in store merchandising strategy
  • Ability to work & deliver results in changing environment, under limited guidance while adhering to specified deadlines
  • Demonstrates solid organizational and visual presentation skills with attention to detail
  • Demonstrates strong business acumen
  • Demonstrates proficiency in training, sales generation and leadership
  • Knowledgeable about apparel trends of key competitors and needs of customers
  • Demonstrates ability to manage complex and competing priorities
  • Demonstrates ability to accurately assess teams and situations and creates actionable development and improvement plans
  • Must be creative with an ability to embrace and lead change
  • Demonstrates outstanding customer experience skills
  • Excellent numeracy, literacy, verbal and written communication skills, evident in presentation, delegation, follow-up and leadership skills. (English skills beneficial.
  • Demonstrates conflict management and resolution skills
  • Demonstrate ability to comply to directives
  • Shows self-motivation
  • Able to work as a team

Qualifications (Minimum required education and experience):

  • High school education
  • Fluent in local language – verbal and written
  • Achieved Advanced Retail Professional level in SHINE
  • One year of soft lines merchandising or visual display experience preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate with customers and store personnel
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 30 lbs.
  • Ability to maneuver around sales floor, stock room
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, including evening, overnight and weekend shifts

adidas Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including those with disabilities, and will accommodate applicants’ needs, upon request, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. If selected to participate in an interview, accommodations will be made available on request.  Please inform the Recruiter of the accommodation(s) that you may require. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

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