Overview

INTRODUCTION

At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.   

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities. 

JOB PURPOSE

A key role within the Japan Visual Merchandising team, the VM Manager is responsible for managing brand-enhancing store product display, instore and window product styling and other creative brand moments, training filed VM team and store VM ambassadors in the Japan region.

The candidate is required to possess strong interpersonal skills and bring creativity, organization as well as a solution orientated approach to the department. They must be able to work independently while understanding the full strategic vision of the brand, displaying agility and flexibility to achieve results, and have the ability to think creatively and innovatively in a fast-paced environment.

A key role within the Japan Visual Merchandising team, the VM Manager is responsible for managing brand-enhancing store product display, instore and window product styling and other creative brand moments, training filed VM team and store VM ambassadors in the Japan region.

The candidate is required to possess strong interpersonal skills and bring creativity, organization as well as a solution orientated approach to the department. They must be able to work independently while understanding the full strategic vision of the brand, displaying agility and flexibility to achieve results, and have the ability to think creatively and innovatively in a fast-paced environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

WINDOW AND INSTORE

  • Partner closely with Head Office in London to coordinate, plan and install all product displays in 50 retail locations across Japan.
  • Manage the creation of store VM layouts based on VM directives from Central HO to produce high quality VM installation.
  • Partner closely with merchandising and retail divisions to develop Japan VM plans based on local assortments and business strategy.

 

  TEAM 

  • Manage and develop the field VM team by providing regular feedback and hands-on assistance with window installations to help refine the processes and upskill the teams.
  • Support and develop store VM ambassadors by providing comprehensive trainings using global VM platform and elevate store VM standard.

 

 BUDGET

  • Manage filed VM team schedule for travelling in the most cost effectively.

 

  COMMUNICATION

  • Conduct the VM brief meeting for store VMA and store managers: creation of VM guideline packs to communicate to store team, including layouts, install details and other helpful tips as well as coordination of calendar for installations within the region.
  • Facilitate post launch reviews to identify improvements in procedure, successes and failures and potential cost savings.
  • Provide Director all necessary information including VM briefs, financial tracking, and photo documents by requested deadlines.
  • Liaise closely with various cross functional partners (Merchandising, Retail, Marketing, CRM etc.)

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Strong VM background demonstrating detailed knowledge of display processes and technical disciplines, with a minimum of 5-7 years working within a similar role.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with a passion for innovation, creativity and perfection.
  • Ability to manage and deliver large scale projects installing over a large number of locations at the same time.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent computer skills including Adobe CS, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.
  • Experience of working in fashion, retail or art environments.
  • Business-level English language.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • Knowledge of Ariba/SAP.

FOOTER

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

 

Posting Notes: Japan || Not Applicable || Tokyo || VISUAL MERCHANDISING || NO DEPARTMENT – FIS9019 || n/a ||

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