YM Inc. was founded on the strength of a single retail store in the heart of downtown Toronto in 1975, under the name Stitches. Today we are one of North America’s leading apparel retailers operating over 600 stores across Canada and the United States under the following banners: Stitches, Urban Planet, Urban Behavior, Sirens, Siblings, Urban Kids, Suzy Shier, Bluenotes, West 49, Mandee and Charlotte Russe.
The Regional Visual Merchandiser is responsible for maximizing sales productivity by implementing effective visual presentation strategies and directives for the benefit of the banner. This role builds business by ensuring all stores execute excellent visual merchandising presentations and by working with Store Managers and District Managers to improve stores and to ensure all standards are met.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Complete weekly visual presentations and submit to the Visual General Manager for approval, Assist in the successful and timely production of the Visual Presentation weekly newsletter.
Review current directions and create action plan to enhance each presentation
Assist in developing and analyzing merchandising strategies; how it differs from the competition and develop a progress plan to elevate company standards.
Plan and organize store opening team utilizing In-store merchandisers within region
Support store operations in overall store merchandising.
Recruit qualified associates to fulfill any current and future positions the visual presentation function requires
Train and develop associates, District Managers and Store Managers in visual merchandising skills through store visits, one-on-one training and workshops
Conduct workshops as needed to train, elevate top store presentation and to support under performing stores
Communicate on a weekly basis with Visual General Manager and have an action plan on the progress of the region
Complete weekly schedule and break down store visits based on priority and needs
Analyze region’s merchandising strategies and how it differs from others and setup a progress plan to elevate to Company standards
Review the competition, product movement and store reports
Give feedback on all visual merchandising communication to Visual General Manager, evaluating accuracy and ease/challenges of execution
Support store sales by analyzing sales information (P.O.B, top sellers, wish list, hook items etc.)
Adhere to Loss Prevention policies and practices in order to reduce internal and external losses
Post-secondary education in fashion arts or a fashion related field
3+ years’ of retail management or visual merchandising experience is required
Travel to stores within their region and within Canada
Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, which may require evening and weekend shifts
Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds
Excellent merchandising, communication and presentation skills
Effective time management and multi-tasking skills
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
Effective organizational skills and meet tight deadlines
YM Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals. We thank all applicants for their interest: However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If chosen to participate in the selection process, accommodations are available upon request. We will consult with the applicant to provide or arrange suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs.