Express is a specialty apparel and accessories retailer of women's and men's merchandise, targeting the 20 to 30 year old customer. The Company has over 30 years of experience offering a distinct combination of fashion and quality for multiple lifestyle occasions at an attractive value addressing fashion needs across work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions. The Company currently operates over 600 retail stores, located primarily in high-traffic shopping malls, lifestyle centers, and street locations across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada, and also distributes its products through the Company's e-commerce website, www.express.com .
The Visual Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the visual merchandising/marketing Brand and strategic testing process for an assigned gender of the Express Brand. This position manages and owns project-based assignments, coordinates merchandising, outfitting, marketing, and visual content. Develop consistent industry-leading, innovative, Brand-right visual merchandising solutions.
-Coordinates all aspects of product related information specific to area of responsibility inclusive of product flow, planned promotions, tiered assortment strategies and communication to the field. Actively participate in seasonal Creative Brainstorm Meetings, Mock Store Builds and other corporate creative builds.
-Develop and execute Brand-right, sophisticated and elevated visual merchandising and marketing solutions for Brand and strategic tests of an assigned gender. Coordinate and integrate product, marketing, and visual elements, collaborating with Merchant, Visual and Marketing partners. Ensure cohesive and consistent content translation from Conceptual through Executional phases of the project, applied to all internal and external customer points of contact.
-Manage test execution to deadlines as outlined in the MPR, division, or project calendar(s). Ensure contribution form cross-functional players leads to merchandising success for the assortment; actively participate in pre-launch sample reviews, partnering with Merchandising team to advise and manage buys to store capacity requirements, store design, color guidelines, and seasonal marketing concepts. Obtain all applicable approvals of cross-functional reviews.
-Ensure complete and accurate visual merchandising content is communicated to stores effectively; ensure detailed and quality information in documents and all other forms of store contact. Applies to general visual standards for the test/ project, seasonal, monthly, or business required changes - including weekly documents, e-mail, and other as required.
-Prepare and present team content of initial and final floor walkthroughs. Manage merchandising and marketing solutions for integrated projections. Manage the delivery of visual merchandising content – general standards, seasonal content, and business-required adjustments - through clear communication in all documents and Brand Guides.
Bachelors Degree preferred.
A minimum of 1 + years corporate visual merchandising experience at a coordinator level OR minimum of 1+ years of visual merchandising experience in a field supervisory role (flagship store or district level) required; patterned to industry-leading specialty retailers and involving the same scope of responsibilities. Experience managing large projects and/ or teams preferred.
Proven visual merchandising and creative strengths required.
Requires an ability to interface with multiple levels of management and departments; excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and organizational expertise.
Cultural awareness, competitive analysis, and knowledge and understanding of current trends.
Must be capable and willing to lift objects (boxes, mannequins or other) as heavy as 50 lbs.
An equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment because of an individual's race, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.