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BALENCIAGA VMD Manager

Balenciaga - Regular
Tokyo - Japan

Job Family Group Description - Merchandising: Includes all jobs responsible for selection, availability and visibility of brands’ collections and products within a given territory or for a given sales channel. Job Family Description -Visual Merchandising: Ensures product visibility, store display, layout and signs are aligned with brand style. Supports the development of designs and creation of physical material needed for events, campaigns and/or special events, following creative guidelines and style guide.

Position: VM Manager
Report To: Merchandising Senior Director        
Location: Tokyo Main Office, BALENCIAGA Japan     

SUMMARY

Manage VM-related tasks to ensure that Balenciaga stores are presented in line with the global Balenciaga standards and the local market’s business needs.

Position reports to the MD senior director of Balenciaga Japan, with a strong dotted line to global VM director in Paris HQ, and manages 2 VM staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure appropriate displays in Balenciaga retail network in a timely manner
  • Lead local VM team to its goal in alignment with Paris HQ
  • Propose, discuss and negotiate with Paris HQ local VM requirements to find reasonable solutions and adjustments in terms of displays
  • Make sure that display guidelines, rules, and tips are conducted in retail stores
  • Share display reports with Paris HQ and office retail members timely
  • Set up seasonal light boxes and windows
  • Set up displays at events and pop-up stores
  • VM tool management
  • Support VM in wholesale accounts
  • Plan and control VM budget and expenses

CANDIDATE PROFILE

-    Business level English skill is a must

-    Leadership to organize local VM team

-    Minimum 5 years experiences as VM

-    Experience in luxury goods

-    In-depth knowledge of industry trends and the market’s business needs

-    Open and proactive for new trials and challenges

-    Hands-on and open minded

Salary

-    To be determined based on experience

-    Eligible for non-guaranteed, discretionary bonus based on company performance

  • Full time
  • Asia
  • Japan
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