The Visual Associate supports the store by ensuring premium visual standards are consistently maintained to exceed our customer's expectations. The Visual Ninja reports into the local District Manager (DM), while regularly partnering with other DMs in nearby markets, along with the NYO Visual Manager.
Visit Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker and Kids Foot Locker stores in designated malls on a daily basis
Train store staff on Visual Merchandising standards using the monthly Visual Merchandising Directive and Visual/Marketing communication documents
Work with District Managers, Regional Vice Presidents and New York office ( NYO) teams to ensure standards and compliance are met
Work with Store Managers to seek solutions and take action to fulfill store's growth potential
Identify opportunities to elevate store effectiveness based on KPI trends and present business driving ideas to District Manager
Keep District Manager and New York office aware of local market insights to advance competitive edge in the mall/surrounding area
Send weekly recaps of store visits into NYO for review - including but not limited to: date visited, store visited, what was accomplished during visit, before and after photos of areas updated in the store, etc.
Partner with NYO Visual Manager on successes and challenges during bi-weekly VM Ninja calls and weekly FaceTime walk through of store/setups
Support and review window and marketing setup. Make updates as per the monthly VM Directive and in-store communications
Maintain mannequin standards by making necessary updates
Provide apparel fixture merchandising support
Support launch of new visual/marketing initiatives in stores
Develop a marketing/fixture area and process for each property
Conduct visual marketing clinics in home stores with managers and associates
Support new store openings, special installs and projects where necessary
Support external Vendor installs by verifying all specifications are correct and report the opportunities and successes to the DM and NYO Visual Manager.
Must have retail visual merchandising experience
Must possess strong written and communication skills
Must be able to manage several projects simultaneously
Must partner effectively with business associates at all levels, across multiple business functions
Proficient in Microsoft Office and familiarity with Lotus Notes or similar email platform
Must be able to lift 30 lbs