The Estee Lauder Companies By Kilian Global Retail Design & Visual Merchandising Manager in Paris, France
By Kilian Global Retail Design & Visual Merchandising Manager
Brand: By Kilian
By KILIAN, an eco-luxe perfume brand from Paris, created by Kilian Hennessy and recently acquired by Estee Lauder Companies is currently looking for a Global Retail Design & Visual Merchandising Manager.
Main Job Responsibilities
Main interlocutor with all the affiliates – Educate the affiliates creating collaborative relationships. Ensure brand’s image is maintained at a consistent level of excellence through guidelines editing, affiliates education and continuous support in order to achieve a cohesive effect in terms of architecture, detailing and merchandising layouts.
Development of new design for the VM items and stores fixtures
Construction and follow-up of the global merchandising budget
Follow up of all store design projects of the non-integrated markets (from design to installation)
Helicopter view SD/VM Team: Keep an helicopter view of the department ongoing projects to set priorities to the team. Lead the weekly store design meeting overview with the team and set up a weekly VM events overview meeting to review priorities and to have a 360° view for each launch in terms of VM items. Distribute the projects regarding the work load.
Fully manage Store Design projects of the non-integrated markets: creation, development and production follow-up for FSS, permanent and temporary stores (from design to execution): Store design, tenders, follow up with contractors and furniture supplier, technical drawings approval, construction site supervision with contractors, budget follow up, merchandising.
Collaborate closely with the export team to expend the distribution network
Educate new and existing shop fitters and update them on new techniques, details and directions for Kilian’s store design
Ensure store development planning & cost monitoring
Development of new store fixtures design
Fixtures purchasing (Shopping Carts execution on SAP, monitoring and logistic, invoicing follow up)
Development of the store design bible: Store design / bible, suppliers, pricing, materials, timing, retail formats
Collaborate closely with the other departments to implement, optimize and follow all ESTEE LAUDER processes (creation of VM codes on SAP, logistic, invoicing).
Development of institutional VM materials: development of new designs, sourcing of new suppliers, production follow up
Creation, management and implementation of VM projects related to the marketing plans and launch programs: VM guidelines, planograms, windows and podiums
Creation of all merchandising books and development of the brand image bible
Creation and posting all VM bulletins on IMW, follow up with all affiliates and forecasts follow-up.
POSM Purchasing (Shopping Carts execution on SAP, monitoring and logistic, invoicing follow-up)
Minimum 3-5 years of prior experience, within the luxury and/or beauty sector.
Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects at once.
Strong professional with analytical thinking and problem-solving ability.
Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize.
Excellent communication skills are a must.
Has the flexibility and ability to learn quickly.
Proactive in anticipating and planning projects.
Experience with SAP systems (or similar) a plus
Group Experience is a plus
Job: Creative / Design
Primary Location: Europe, Middle East, Africa-FR-J-Paris
Job Type: Standard
Shift: 1st (Day) Shift
Job Number: 185706