Director, Visual Merchandising

T-Mobile Bellevue , WA 98009

Posted 11 months ago

The Director will set the visual merchandising strategy and plans for 5,400 Branded Retail locations, affiliated 3rd Party locations, Signature stores, and new concept stores. The Director will be responsible for Visual Merchandising at T-Mobile and introducing the Future of Retail and new store formats. This newly created role is required to tackle additional complexity and the need for more strategic work in merchandising. The Director leads the team that brings products and services to life in our retail stores.

As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: "TMUS") is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company's advanced nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile USA. Inc. provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile. For more information, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com

  • A Bachelor's Degree in related field is required

  • A passion for retail, with an eye on innovation and technology

  • A minimum of 10 years demonstrated Visual Merchandising experience with expertise in product placement, design and customer experience strategy

  • Working knowledge of design/build process including exterior signage, construction, permitting and installation

  • Direct experience as a partner in developing and shaping retail design strategy

  • Working knowledge of InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat preferred

  • Proficiency in interior design a strong plus

  • Ability to collaborate with Accessories and 2D creative team to ensure store strategy supports visual merchandising, interactive and demo executions strategy

  • Project management strength: able to plan, prioritize, organize and delegate work effectively

  • Proven strength in problem analysis and decision-making

Enough about what you've done. Let's talk about who you are.

  • Visionary & inspirational: articulate the future vision for stores, communicate and motivate others on that path

  • Strategic: finds solutions that integrate business and brand objectives

  • Highly creative: initiate and promote fresh, innovative and unexpected ideas that drive the business

  • Strong leader: be able to lead leaders, be a leader with peers and manage up

  • Articulate: excellent written and verbal skills

  • Influential: Ability to influence key stakeholders at all levels of influence

  • Direct experience managing creative partner relationships

  • Style-maniac with a devotion to trends in colors and finishes, interior and industrial design and fashion/pop-culture

  • Some travel required

  • Set Visual Merchandising strategy; define principles and standards that span a spectrum of store types:

  • 5,400 T-Mobile stores

  • 6 Signature stores

  • New concept stores

  • Accountable for retail displays that elevate the physical expression of the T-Mobile brand

  • Build visual merchandising strategy and solutions that meet prioritized business objectives

  • Define the customer journey, space allocation and promotional impact to deliver strong business results

  • Define strategy and impact for third party vendors within T-Mobile stores

  • Build operationally sound solutions that consider frontline efficacy, budget, and complexity to land in store with other products and priorities.

  • Develop strategy for seasonal merchandising plans across all store types while delivering customer journey impact according to prioritized business objectives

  • Define placement and impact of third parties including vendor supplied fixtures, small-wares, displays both permanent and temporary

  • Build suite(s) of small-wares and display-wares by store type including armed security, sign holders, and other merchandising components. Make budget recommendations and hold team accountable for cost-effective solutions

  • Work closely with all cross-functional teams in Retail

  • Make recommendations to various VP functional groups on how to allocate funds to ensure visual merchandising solutions to optimized impact on field resources

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