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 and West 49.
The Visual Directive Specialist works directly with Field Visual and Operational teams to maximize Company visual presentation by identifying market needs and develop appropriate strategies to support brand, image and sales initiatives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Implement visual presentation strategies with store personnel, ensuring visual directions meet Company standards
Liaise with all field visual personnel, ensuring all visual updates are communicated via phone and email in an effective and timely manner
Ensure marketing is coordinated and executed effectively
Coordinate all visual presentation activities pertaining to designated Sirens stores
Contribute ideas to enhance Sirens field visual presentation.
Communicate and coordinate changes and action plans with the Visual Team and Operational Team (manager and DM)
Analyze Sirens store merchandising strategies to elevate Company standards
Analyze merchandise results and create plans to maximize sales
Support the effective execution of new store openings and all new store visual rollout initiatives
Rollout and update all visual guides and manuals as necessary
Manage and complete all administrative functions as required for all aspects of the department
Assist in recruiting qualified employees to fill any current and future positions and participate in the training and development of the new employees
Post-secondary education in fashion arts or a fashion related field preferred
3+ years’ of retail management or visual merchandising experience is required
Excellent merchandising and visual presentation skills
Ability to assess businesses in order to identify growth opportunities
Creative and energetic
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Effective time management and multi-tasking skills
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
Exceptional ability to develop teams and partnerships
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.