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Senior Visual Merchandiser - RVCA

Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Date Posted: Dec 05


The Senior Visual Merchandiser plans, coordinates and executes all visual merchandising aspects of RVCA, in the retail marketplace.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist in the seasonal retail specific merchandising & promotional planners/calendars outlining all in-store and promotional infrastructure & activities for the coming season, for all concepts.
  • Deliver the seasonal merchandising directive for nominated stores through direct visitation to the store
  • Support the implementation of the seasonal merchandising directive for stores that aren’t visited face to face via effective communication with store managers/VM advocates
  • Communicate with store managers, Visual Merchandising and Ops Manager to increase sales, profit and brand exposure. Work with your visual merchandisers to improve stores and coach managers and VM teams.
  • Collate and distribute in-store campaigns and visual merchandising packages each season for the respective stores.
  • Assist in training the VM Advocates within each retail business how to use and implement the Visual Merchandising Guidelines
  • Communicate & work with the VM Advocates on execution of in-store concepts and upkeep of store presentation standards.
  • Assess, evaluate & communicate the effectiveness/performance of the programmed activity to Retail Marketing director.
  • Ensure props and POP for the Retail Window Program and Yearly Merchandising Plan initiatives are inventively managed and implemented within budgetary guidelines.
  • Assist in the development of “Concept Specific” visual merchandising plans and merchandising manuals, focused on in store product merchandising disciplines.
  • Plan and execute New Store Visual Merchandising as needed.
  • Work within the current reporting template to provide constructive feedback to primarily the Account reps and Internal sales team, on outcomes of the store visit in order to improve long-term visual standards and place count and fill orders to increase sales ,and keep sections full.
  • Contribute ideas/photos/observations into the regular retail communication processes.
  • Provide constant feedback for continuous improvement of RVCA’s in store look/feel.
  • Work with Retail Marketing Director to develop in store branding package and trade book, seasonally, to be presented to sales force at sales meeting.
  • Maintain all costs within prescribed budgetary guidelines.
  • Ensure greater exposure is achieved with each job or re-tender of work, in all areas of visual merchandising.
  • Implement post merchandising sales analysis that outlines VM impact on top line sales for each relevant store
  • Follow safe and healthy work practices and use safety equipment (including personal protective equipment) provided.
  • Report any hazards, incidents, injuries or ‘near misses’ to your manager or Safety Team Member as soon as possible after the event.
  • Participate in consultation and training on safety and security issues in your work area.
  • Cooperate with the company at all times by agreeing to follow the health, safety and security policies and procedures which are set for the workplace.
  • Report any stock shortages, discrepancies and damage immediately to your manager.
  • Meet with VM Advocates and Store Managers regularly to develop strong relationships and engender a VM Culture within the Company Owned Retail stores.
  • Other tasks may be assigned from time to time which contribute to the overall success of the company


  • Study in a creative area is preferred
  • Styling or fashion design qualifications would be of benefit
  • Prior exposure to managing visual merchandising in multiple sites
  • Evidence of prior coaching/teaching floor staff merchandising disciplines
  • Experience in working with Inventory Systems and reporting functions
  • Experience in a volume fashion retail sales environment
  • Ability to adapt and refine existing product to suit varying retail environments
  • Delivering set-ups efficiently and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills with a wide variety of people both written and verbal
  • Computer skills - email /Microsoft Office Suite experience
  • Good special awareness to assist the implementation of an effective plan to each store location.
  • Ability to translate multi-branded product in one retail concept
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