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Visual Merchandising Specialist - Menswear

Country : United Kingdom United Kingdom

Region : London

County : Greater London

Town : LONDON

Category : Merchandising

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Job Description

As the Global Menswear VM Specialist you are responsible for driving an elevated Menswear visual presentation in physical stores to support selling sustainably. You will transform the visual experience strategy into physical concept and lead the Regional specialists in securing the Menswear collection direction, to create an elevated and future fit store experience.

What you will do:

  • Responsible for all Global Menswear VM information, communication and Regional handovers, to enable the regional teams to create consistent and locally relevant customer experience.
  • Deliver clear communication around Menswear collection strategy and direction, product presentation and store assortment needs, to elevate the in-store experience and secure execution
  • Follow up results of selling, collection presentation and experience of all Menswear visual actions to influence long term visual strategy and provide feedback about it
  • Co-create and drive the in-store experience strategy with the global and regional VM teams, by providing clear and inspiring Menswear VM direction and expectations
  • Coach, empower and inspire regional teams to drive the global store experience strategy forward, to create relevant initiatives and local directions - with clear follow up - that drive Brand and selling
  • Influence Menswear buying and design strategy for future collection opportunities and in-store presentation potential, with feedback from global and regional teams
  • Design and concept innovation, showing awareness of competitor landscape, trends and emerging technologies to ensure that COS is always at the forefront of retail
Qualifications

Alignment to our company values is the most important characteristic we look for in all new joiners. Our values are the behaviours that we appreciate above and beyond anything else. We are open-minded and curious, we dare to be different, we believe in constant improvement and we empower and trust you to take ownership. Our values are part of who we are, what we stand for and how we act.

What you need to succeed:

  • Previous experience in a Visual Merchandising role supporting multiple markets in a Head Office environment (Menswear essential)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to inspire, influence, and present confidently to all levels of stakeholders
  • Innovative, vision-driven and forward-thinking
  • Able to work strategically with a sales focus
  • Proficient level across Adobe Design suite and Microsoft 360
  • Genuine interest and understanding of the COS brand and business, in both visual and commercial sense
Additional Information

This is a full-time permanent contract based at our Head Office in London.

Benefits

We offer all our employees attractive benefits with extensive development opportunities around the globe. All our employees receive a 25% staff discount usable on all our H&M Group brands in stores and online. In addition to our staff discount, all our employees are included in our H&M Incentive Program - HIP. You can read more about our H&M Incentive Program here.

In addition to this UK based colleagues also receive:

  • Up to 25 days holiday
  • Annual health checks
  • Pension scheme
  • Discounts on various activities and financial/lifestyle products via our benefits hub
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Employee assistance via retail trust
  • Private health & dental care
Inclusion & Diversity

At COS we're determined to create and maintain inclusive, diverse and equitable workplaces throughout our organisation. Our teams should consist of a variety of people that share and combine their knowledge, experience and ideas. Having a diverse workforce leads to a positive impact on how we address challenges, on what we perceive possible and on how we choose to relate to our colleagues and customers all over the world. Hence all diversity dimensions are taken into consideration in our recruitment process.

Company Description

About COS: Since our launch in 2007 we have opened stores and sell online in over 40 countries worldwide. Our collection offers elevated essentials, iconic pieces and innovative design. The creative soul of the brand is visualised through our storytelling, seasonal runway shows and connect with contemporary culture to create an experience beyond the expected. From the beginning, our design ethos has always put lasting style, quality and sustainability first. Today 92% of the materials in our collection are more sustainably sourced.

In this role you will be able to take advantage of a hybrid working arrangement. You will have the flexibility to work both remotely and, from the office. While remote working is an integral part of our offer, a minimum of 3 days per week office presence will be required to foster strong collaborations and teamwork.

Ready to apply? Click on the I'M INTERESTED link where you can upload your CV securely. Once we have received your application, we will keep you updated regularly about the status of your application so please look out for our email.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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