5 Apr 2014

Country Visual Manager Job Vacancy

Job Title: Country Visual Manager    
Job Code:CVM/MPC/140402
Number of positions Open: 1
Closing Date:Open Until Filled

An established company seeks a Country Visual Manager to be based in Kenya.

Main Purpose:
To provide the relevant country’s stores with VM that effectively executes the overall visual and business strategy.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Play an active role in the country management team ensuring that VM strategy and plans are effectively integrated in the overall strategy.
  • Facilitate seasonal and model store VM workshops with VM and stores staff.
  • Implement VM concepts and campaigns in all stores.
  • Advise and sign off new VM plans per store.
  • Integrate with Creative Manager and VM Implementation Manager Head Office to workshop new seasonal layouts and to ensure the effective co-ordination of model stores and country VM implementation.
  • Ensure correct implementation of décor and ticketing in all stores per country, modify décor where necessary to ensure correct implementation and assist in distribution of recyclable décor and equipment.
  • Ensure that all stores launch effectively in adherence to critical path set by Head Office.
  • Facilitate successful store openings for all new stores in country, placing the right level of VM skill in stores and ensuring that an action plan is in place to execute VM in stores in line with the Visual strategy.
  • Ensure effective VM implementation and manage brand identity during store openings, day to day management, expenses and projects/new initiatives through effective planning.
  • Escalate VM challenges to the VM Head Office team by providing timeous feedback to Head Office where required.
  • Attend International meetings, workshops and model stores to ensure effective rollout of VM in stores.
  • Develop, recruit, retain and lead a competent and motivated Visual stores staff team.
  • Ensure that team members IPM discussions are held in accordance to IPM calendar.
  • Compile the VM talent and succession plans for the country as and when required.
  • Manage VM ER processes including disciplinaries, poor performance and probation cases where required.
  • Complete national travel to manage and sign off the implementation of model stores and to convey learning/implementation issues of model stores to Head Office.

Skills & Certification

  • Marketing/Project Management 3 year qualification advantageous
  • 5 years relevant VM experience (large store)
  • Visual flair
  • High taste level
  • Eye for detail
  • Self-starter
  • Customer profile awareness
  • Business acumen
  • Analytical skills
  • Fashion and lifestyle knowledge
  • Spatial, dimensional and proportional orientation
  • Colour distinction and co-ordination
  • Ability to perform technical tasks
  • Must be able to travel extensively
  • Valid Driver’s Licence

How To Apply
Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by scrolling down and clicking on: Country Visual Manager

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