Lifestyle Design - Visual Merchandising Manager

Funzioni aziendali
IT - Italy/Forlì; IT - Italy/Milano
About Lifestyle Design
Our continuous journey to transform some excellences into an integrated group, leading at a global level the high-end furniture market, starts in 2014 when Haworth acquires Poltrona Frau Group. Lifestyle Design is now a federation of 10 Brands, Poltrona Frau, Cassina, Cappellini, Ceccotti Collezioni, Karakter, Luminaire, Janus et Cie, Luxury Living Group, Interni, Zanotta with 2.000+ employees worldwide. We operate in over 75 countries, with 80 Showrooms. More than 1,600 worldwide users, 4 Data Centers and 200+ Servers.

The role
We are seeking a creative and detail-oriented Visual Merchandising Manager to join our team in the high-end fashion design industry. The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing visual merchandising strategies to enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of our stores and showrooms while driving sales. The Visual Merchandising Manager will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including marketing, sales, and design, to create visually compelling displays that showcase our furniture products.

Main Activities and Responsibilities:
Develop Visual Merchandising Strategies:
  • Create and execute visual merchandising strategies to effectively showcase products in-store
  • Stay updated on industry trends and competitor displays to ensure our stores and showrooms remains innovative and attractive
Design and Layout:
  • Plan and design floor layouts and product displays that optimize traffic flow and highlight key furniture collections
  • Ensure that displays are aesthetically pleasing, align with brand guidelines, and effectively communicate product features and benefits
Product Presentation:
  • Work closely with the design team to curate visually appealing product arrangements and compositions
  • Ensure that product displays reflect the latest trends and seasonal themes
  • Collaborate with marketing teams to align visual merchandising efforts with promotional campaigns and events
  • Partner with sales teams to gather insights on customer preferences and incorporate feedback into merchandising decisions
Inventory Management:
  • Monitor product inventory and collaborate with inventory management teams to ensure adequate stock levels for featured displays
  • Implement strategies to promote slow-moving or featured products through effective merchandising

 Experience and Education:
  • Degree in Business, Marketing, or a related field. MBA is a plus
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in visual merchandising, preferably in the furniture or home decor industry
  • Strong creative and conceptual thinking skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management abilities
  • Proficient in design software and knowledge of visual merchandising tools

Technical and Soft skills:
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent communication and sales skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directional
  • Love and passion for exceptional design and highest quality
  • Organizational & problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize work
  • Oriented and proactive approach to achieving the goals
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Winning appearance, fun and endurance in the field
  • Available to travel
Work location: Milan/Forlì – Frequent trips and long stay abroad

Our company is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates can send their CV with authorization for EU 2016/679 (GDPR).
Funzioni aziendali
IT - Italy/Forlì; IT - Italy/Milano

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