The Estee Lauder Companies Associate Director, Global Visual Merchandising, Clinique in United States

Associate Director, Global Visual Merchandising, Clinique

Brand: Clinique

Description

SUMMARY

Clinique is looking for a clever and tactical store designer and visual merchandiser to join the Global Visual

Merchandising and Store Design team reporting to the Executive Director. This role will partner with the ED in

the conceptualization, coordination, and successful execution of the Clinique Retail Experience through store

design concepts and guidelines as well as retail activations for regional execution. This person will act as

expert design lead/architect, brand guardian and support to regions ensuring all Clinique retail formats meet

brand standards and aesthetics. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated multi-tasker, who thrives in a fast

paced environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage all aspects of 3D experiential design as it relates to Clinique retail design principals and

merchandising strategies

  • Propose and develop new design initiatives in line with Brand vision for retail and eventing

  • Work closely with Regional store design teams as first point of contact on submission, review of new store

plans/shop drawings and provide continual feedback/clarification to region’s queries

  • Ensure clear communication, transfer of information and alignment of regional teams to maintain and build

collaborative and efficient process

  • Concept, create and deliver strong retail activation design solutions to support in-store Visual

Merchandising and Marketing initiatives

  • Partner with Associate Director, Global VMD and marketing to ensure store plans accurately fulfill seasonal

merchandising needs and selling strategies

  • Partner with Corporate Procurement to leverage Global resources for fixtures and materials

  • Maintain global FSS and wholesale global deployment & standards books ensuring compliance with

current building standards and Clinique aesthetics

  • Prepare presentation documents for Senior Management reviews, regional presentations, and other

requirements as needed

  • Maintain strong awareness of design trends and tech innovations within industry retail environments as well

as outside and an aptitude to translate these ideas into a retail space

  • Maintain high quality brand standards and follow-through in projects while adhering to project defined

guidelines and timetables

  • Ability to produce presentation drawings in 3D, knowledge of fixture construction and assembly are essential

  • Maintain strong working knowledge of Clinique brand – its heritage, customers, products, retail environments

as well as direct competitors

  • Cultivates relationships with multiple vendors with varying capabilities, maintaining an emphasis on quality

production, adherence to brand standards, and best practices

  • Partner, coach and develop regional teams to understand corporate visual merchandising standards

  • Archiving all relevant drawings, concepts and communication for each project

Qualifications

SUMMARY

Clinique is looking for a clever and tactical store designer and visual merchandiser to join the Global Visual

Merchandising and Store Design team reporting to the Executive Director. This role will partner with the ED in

the conceptualization, coordination, and successful execution of the Clinique Retail Experience through store

design concepts and guidelines as well as retail activations for regional execution. This person will act as

expert design lead/architect, brand guardian and support to regions ensuring all Clinique retail formats meet

brand standards and aesthetics. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated multi-tasker, who thrives in a fast

paced environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage all aspects of 3D experiential design as it relates to Clinique retail design principals and

merchandising strategies

  • Propose and develop new design initiatives in line with Brand vision for retail and eventing

  • Work closely with Regional store design teams as first point of contact on submission, review of new store

plans/shop drawings and provide continual feedback/clarification to region’s queries

  • Ensure clear communication, transfer of information and alignment of regional teams to maintain and build

collaborative and efficient process

  • Concept, create and deliver strong retail activation design solutions to support in-store Visual

Merchandising and Marketing initiatives

  • Partner with Associate Director, Global VMD and marketing to ensure store plans accurately fulfill seasonal

merchandising needs and selling strategies

  • Partner with Corporate Procurement to leverage Global resources for fixtures and materials

  • Maintain global FSS and wholesale global deployment & standards books ensuring compliance with

current building standards and Clinique aesthetics

  • Prepare presentation documents for Senior Management reviews, regional presentations, and other

requirements as needed

  • Maintain strong awareness of design trends and tech innovations within industry retail environments as well

as outside and an aptitude to translate these ideas into a retail space

  • Maintain high quality brand standards and follow-through in projects while adhering to project defined

guidelines and timetables

  • Ability to produce presentation drawings in 3D, knowledge of fixture construction and assembly are essential

  • Maintain strong working knowledge of Clinique brand – its heritage, customers, products, retail environments

as well as direct competitors

  • Cultivates relationships with multiple vendors with varying capabilities, maintaining an emphasis on quality

production, adherence to brand standards, and best practices

  • Partner, coach and develop regional teams to understand corporate visual merchandising standards

  • Archiving all relevant drawings, concepts and communication for each project

Job: Creative / Design

Primary Location: Americas-United States

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Job Number: 183715