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Animations & VM Assistant Manager ​/ Manager

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Company: Sephora
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-06-15
Job specializations:
  • Retail
    Department Store, General Retail, Merchandising, Retail Sales
  • Marketing/PR
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position: Animations & VM Assistant Manager / Manager (12 months contract)

Description

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Animation & Visual Merchandising talent to join the country Singapore team . You should have the drive to create greater impact in sales and customer experience in-stores. Preferably, you should be well versed in visual merchandising, retail development lead & marketing field.

You are challenge to bring the next level retail-tainment to stores to maximize launch impact with brands. You will be in a key position to continuously build Sephora as the most loved beauty community and differentiate us from our competition.

We seek to hire a strong partner to the business, someone who has good aesthetics sense coupled with strong business acumen and a consumer-centric mentality to drive the local business. Not afraid of data, this candidate seeks to make smarter decisions through analytics and is strong in project management skills.

The mission for the Animations and Visual Merchandising role is to play a strategic and influential role to develop a strong plan for stores to maximize launches and take partnership with brands to the next level. Reporting to the Category Manager, you will be leading and executing all Animations and Visual Merchandising Projects in a fast growing environment with close collaboration with the Regional team.

Requirements

Job Description


1. Visual Merchandising & Planograms Management:

  • Exclusive Brands : Liaise with regional visual merchandising team on the execution of exclusive brand updates
  • Sephora Collection : Liaise with regional Sephora Collection brand team on updates for each season Sephora Collection grids, planogram and visual order and execution Maintenance of inventory and replace broken / missing grids
  • Selective Brands : Work with brands on the execution of selective brand updates Review all brand fixtures and validate design proposal to ensure technical specifications are in adherence to Sephora guidelines
  • Sephora Fixtures / Initiatives : Work closely with regional visual merchandising team, project team for new initiatives for stores to enhance shopping experience in-stores and drive sales Work with local Category team on sku list for Beauty on the Fly based off productivity and customers insights, consolidate dimensions and execute final planogram and visual print Order fixtures and brief/ adapt visuals to meet retail objectives and drive sales
  • Ensure that planograms are available on Open Access (OA) prior to the update
  • Consolidate all brands updates and manage calendar for planogram updates and installation schedule with vendor
  • Regular store visits to maintain visual merchandising standards in-stores based off Sephora guidelines
  • Maintain a catalogue of fixtures, costings and inventory
  • 2. Floorplan & Space Management :

  • Work with local and regional Category and Space team on placement of brands on floorplans with the consumer shopping experience in mind and to improve productivity
  • Share updated floorplans ahead of time with stores and vendors to pre-empt them on the intensity of movements for optimal execution on animation night
  • Ensure consistency of zoning / brand / store clustering across stores according to retail objectives and customer profiles / insights
  • 3. Animations:

  • In charge of brands animation calendar planning with local Category, regional Category and Activations team
  • Work with local and regional Category team to deconflict brands’ animation and launch schedule and optimize the calendar for optimum sales results
  • Exclusive Brands : Work closely with regional Category and Activations teams for exclusive brands to ensure strong execution of animations to boost sales See through the execution with local vendors and ensure set up is complete
  • Sephora Collection : Ensure animation bookings are aligned with regional brand team Execute design provided by regional team
  • Selective Brands : Negotiate with brands to secure the best support for animations in terms of visuals, setup, activities and promotions Work with selective brands to inject experiential activities e.g. KOL meet and greet, makeup show, skincare demonstration & consultation, samples giveaway Validate brands’ proposals for all launches/animations - visuals / setup / promotions and activities
  • Provide animations book with accurate and complete information on schedule to sales operations team and vendors
  • Monitor and review supplier’s execution standards in terms of quality, timeliness and cost
  • Work with local and regional supply chain prior to animations to ensure sufficient stocks
  • Share quarterly post-animation reports, learnings and recommended next steps
  • Prepare for monthly meeting with regional activations and space team
  • Send animation highlights for SG on a monthly basis to the regional team
  • 4. Store Renovations / Openings:

  • Exclusive Brands & Sephora Collection : Collaborate with regional team on Sephora, Sephora Collection and exclusive brand fixtures order, visuals print and installation
  • Selective Brands : Validate all selective brand fixtures execution
  • Work closely with Store, Category and Project Team on the project schedule and floorplan
  • Manage installation and merchandising schedule with vendors and brands
  • Order / adapt fixtures in accordance to final approved floorplan / opening needs
  • Make sure that new floorplans and animations initiatives drive new store / renovated store targets


  • 5. Budget management:

  • Work closely with regional visual merchandising team for budgeting
  • Submit budget to regional and local finance for approval
  • Manage budgets for thematic, brand animations and permanent fixtures
  • Track expenditures against budget on a monthly basis and provide accruals
  • Secure and negotiate for best quotes for animations and fixtures
  • Ensure that quotations and invoices are submitted on time
  • Degree or Professional qualification in Business / Marketing or related studies
  • Minimum 4-5 years of experience in similar capacity in FMCG / Beauty / Retail industry highly preferred
  • Independent and ability to thrive in fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Strong planning, organization and time management skills
  • Able to multi-task and provide quick solutions to problems
  • Great interpersonal skills to work closely with a variety of functions internally and external vendors, brand partners
  • Good commercial sense, data driven and results-oriented
  • Key Requirements

  • Degree or Professional qualification in Business / Marketing or related studies
  • Minimum 4-5 years of experience in similar capacity in FMCG / Beauty / Retail industry highly preferred
  • Independent and ability to thrive in fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Strong planning, organization and time management skills
  • Able to multi-task and provide quick solutions to problems
  • Great interpersonal skills to work closely with a variety of functions internally and external vendors, brand partners
  • Good commercial sense, data driven and results-oriented
  • Key Competencies

    1. Project Management Skills for Retail /Beauty

  • Able to manage complex situations , tight timelines and multiple stakeholders
  • Deliver results in retail / customer related projects
  • Efficient and organized tracking of projects progress
  • 2. Strong People Skills

  • Proven record of being able to work and communicate well with diverse group of people (from BA to regional to contractors)
  • Able to influence partners and teammates to achieve desired result is key
  • 3. Commercial Experience (Highly preferred)

  • Strong in implementing strategies that drove sales results
  • Led past projects with proven track results
  • 4. Data Driven (Highly preferred)

  • Able to digest data to make better and smarter decisions
  • Able to analyse data to formulate better strategies and improve results and productivity
  • Position Requirements
    Less than 1 Year work experience
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