The Estee Lauder Companies Visual Merchandising Associate – Travel Retail in Miami, Florida

Visual Merchandising Associate – Travel Retail

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments

Description

Visual merchandiser for Jo Malone, Bobbi Brown, La Mer and Aveda Travel Retail Americas Region.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

▪Travel to new installations and merchandise the entire space. This includes installing vm elements, placing visuals, sorting product, stocking shelves and finishing with taking quality photos.

▪Ensure all 150 travel retail locations located throughout North America, South America, the Caribbean and Mexico are up to date with the latest VM components and collateral.

▪Maintain collaborative relationship with the Global Merchandising Directors in NY to maintain global consistency. Drive weekly status calls.

▪Conceptualize, design and render cutting edge in-store communication and visuals, based on brand directives as well as the market and consumer trends.

▪Develop seasonal planograms and lightbox guidelines ensuring they are implemented across all doors.

▪Maintain a special focus on specific high profile doors paying extra attention to ensure all visual merchandising is up to brand standards. These doors will be visited on a regular basis and be logged with any necessary pendings.

▪Compile comprehensive store reports after each visit and communicate with appropriate team members any necessary repairs or missing elements.

▪Coordinate with retailers and understand the complexity of gaining access to retail airport locations that are post security.

▪Manage extensive online inventory of merchandising collateral based at our warehouse in Miami and Switzerland.

▪Track all vm elements that have been sent to store. This includes packing boxes and following up logistically.

▪Ability to be on your feet for 8-10 hours a day and lift boxes up to 30 lbs.

▪Work closely with the marketing team in designing dynamic in-store launch and promotional areas.

▪Design communication bands, seasonal lightbox guidelines and any other related visual merchandising material.

▪Work with multiple vendors and issue PO#s through SAP while working within budget constraints.

▪Design large scale airport advertising campaigns.

▪Art direct multiple projects at the same time including digital stills, advertisements, posters, banners and other various collateral.

▪Train staff at seasonal merchandising workshops.

▪Create and present updates at seasonal strategy and sales meetings to Miami commercial team as well as members from the New York office.

▪Must be flexible to work over weekends if needed.

Qualifications

▪BFA required

▪3 Years of visual merchandising/graphic design/marketing and/or related field experience required

▪Knowledge of computer programs including:

Adobe Creative Suite required

Adobe Acrobat required

Microsoft Office required

SAP preferred but not required

IWD displayer preferred but not required

▪Ability to travel 75% of the time with limited notification beforehand

▪Valid passport required

▪Creative portfolio required

Skills/Competencies:

▪Strong Visual Merchandising skills

▪Understanding of urgency and the ability to deliver on time

▪Excellent organizational and prioritization skills

▪Excellent written, oral and presentation skills

▪Ability to communicate with brand associates of higher level

▪Ability to self-manage and work independently

▪Strong understanding of typography, color and composition

▪Ability to design cutting edge graphics with limited direction

▪Knowledge of different printing processes

▪Understanding of logistics and customs requirements when shipping domestically and internationally

▪Spanish and Portuguese speaking a plus but not required

▪Photography skills a plus but not required

▪Previous experience in luxury brands a plus

Job: Creative / Design

Primary Location: Americas-US-FL-Miami

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Job Number: 174989