Visual Merchandiser
ALCO Stores, Inc - Coppell, TX

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Visual Merchandiser

Location:
TX-Coppell, Corporate

Closing Date:
6/1/13

Description

JOB SUMMARY

ALCO’s Visual Merchandiser is responsible for creating cohesive, visually appealing design and flow elements that promote the sale of products and services in all of ALCO’s retail locations.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Designs visual programs and displays for point-of-sale, shelf merchandising, and storewide promotion that align with core branding initiatives
  • Ensures cohesive product flow and cross-platform promotional messaging across the store
  • Provides leadership in the design and development of standards for in-store signing, product packaging, display fixtures and store layouts
  • Works collaboratively with Merchandising and Assortment Planning to determine optimal seasonal space allocation, as well as drive aisle and endcap product placement
  • Drives sales through the knowledge and strategic implementation of consumer behavioral trends
  • Oversees the production of in-store promotional messaging programs
  • Develops exterior signing solutions that account for each store’s unique placement opportunities and challenges
  • Manages relationships with third-party contractors for print, production, fixturing, and installation
  • Manages multiple projects from concept through completion including seasonal promotion, ad signing, and store branding
  • Maintains familiarity with important brands and initiatives, and provides insight into successful in-store merchandising strategies from other retailers
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Excellent organizational and strategic thinking skills
  • Project management skills, including the ability to work within a specified budget
  • 5-10 years retail marketing experience
  • Strong aptitude for visualizing and utilizing space creatively and effectively
  • Knowledge of marketing principles and consumer behavior
  • Understanding of new technologies and design trends and their application to marketing principles
  • Ability to work individually and to execute self-driven projects
  • Demonstrated ability to solve spatial problems and suggest appropriate solutions
  • Ability to work under stress to meet project deadlines and deliver minute attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to and understanding of corporate branding is crucial.
  • Ability to translate accurately from English to Spanish is a plus.
TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Macintosh OS

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