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Assistant Visual Manager - Livingston

Units 3 - 8 Designer Outlet Village
Livingston, United Kingdom EH54 6QX

Job No.: 262936 DATE POSTED: 13/11/2018

JOB STATUS: Sourcing


As a member of the store’s leadership team the Assistant Visual Manager through strong communication and influencing skills and a hands on focused attitude drives the visual strategy and standards within the store.  The Assistant Visual Manager will create a visually stunning store through implementing and elevating the brand guidelines and developing and coaching the visual team.


Drives Business Results

  • Drives the analysis of performance through the business KPI’s.
  • Maintains awareness of competition and reacts appropriately through visual solutions.
  • Increases KPIs through effective product presentation and store merchandising.
  • Is confident with using in store sales reports in order to explain product and layout moves.
  • Frequently references in store sales reports to react to business needs and create working templates for the visual team.
  • Has ability to challenge and drive the in store visual proposition to maintain brand integrity while not compromising commerciality.
  • Influences store strategy by working closely with store manager/ team to align visual goals with that of the store and district.
  • Has a 3 to 6 month view of the business and forward plans for flows, corporate visual ideas and succession planning for visual team.
  • Knows all stores KPIs and targets, how the store is performing to those targets and has plans in place to achieve results in all areas of influence.
  • Balances driving sales, achieving tasks with protecting the bottom line in all resource decisions.
  • Prioritises daily and weekly tasks to deliver results to support the store manager in protecting the bottom line.
  • Demonstrates ability to influence at Store Manager/ District Manager and District Visual Coordinator level to agree key visual decisions in store.

Ambassador for the Store and Brand

  • Delivers outstanding visual presentation and effective merchandise and inventory management.
  • Brand standards are delivered to a high standard through appropriate discretion for store environment.
  • Coaches the visual and store team through providing up to date brand guidelines.
  • Can manage teams across 4 brands within one store environment.

Inspires Team

  • Supports the Store Manager to provide outstanding leadership to the store team generating high levels of motivation and commitment.
  • Ensures the team have up to date and relevant product knowledge and adequate selling skills and has expert product and knowledge insight.
  • Encourages an open environment for ideas and innovation.
  • Builds a strong working relationship with store team and District Manager to influence key visual decisions.
  • Sets clear objectives and measures for the team, monitors process, progress and results.
  • Gives focus to the team on visual priorities.
  • Sets development goals for visual team at Associate and Supervisor level and oversees their ongoing development.
  • Is aware of own areas of strengths and development needs and sets goals in partnership with store manager and DVC, using IDP to drive development.
  • Fosters open dialogue with DVC and supports the role as part of own development.

Ensures Compliance

  • Holds store team and self-accountable to all Gap Inc. standards of performance.
  • Takes responsibility for stock management around sell through, new product and supporting the replenishment system.
  • Supports the store manager in the operations of the store.
  • Leads efforts to reduce in-store shrink activity through education, awareness and compliance.
  • Ensures supply chain efficiency through data integrity in store.
  • Delivers effective payroll management in the store.
  • Demonstrates visual merchandising and display skills at a senior or management level and has ability to train and coach others.
  • Demonstrates creative skills and ability to coach in mannequin styling.
  • Demonstrates creative skills and visual understanding of layout interpretation and fixture placement.
  • Can articulate and feedback creative solutions at management level.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver to deadlines.
  • Ability to plan effectively to respond to changes in priorities.
  • Strong attention to detail with emphasis on visual merchandising skills.
  • Ability to prioritise work effectively and handle multiple competing demands.
  • Strong knowledge of a similar retail environment at senior or manager level.

Experience required:
  • Demonstrated management skills as an Associate Manager or Supervisor.

Additional Requirements:
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business may require weekends and evening shifts.  Overnights may be required.