Manager, Global Visual Merchandising (NARS)

Date:  Sep 10, 2022
Location:  New York
Company:  Shiseido
Country/Region:  US
Custom Field 4:  Employee (Permanent)
Company:  Shiseido

The position is responsible for supporting the Senior Manager of Global Visual Merchandising in the design, development, and implementation of NARS merchandising in close collaboration with internal and external cross-function teams. In addition to being a natural problem-solver and excellent communicator, this person should understand the brand’s DNA and design codes to ensure best-in-class in-store execution in partnership with VMSD teammates.  This indidivudal should have prior experience in open-sell channels preparing and updating planograms.


Job Duties: 

  • Assist in the design development of all Opensell channels including International Opensell, Travel Retail,
  • Mecca, Sephora Americas, Nordstrom, and Ulta. 
  • Support and provide direction to regional partners on execution to ensure brand quality standards are met on retailer programs.
  • Liaise with Director VM Development & Operations, Procurement and Project Management for development & execution of seasonal updates.
  • Participate in annual calendar development of all Department Store/Specialty/Opensell.
  • Liaise with International Business team and US Marketing team to advise on assortment and planning for seasonal updates.
  • Prepare and update planograms for opensell channels and configurations.
  • Prepare renderings and presentations when needed.
  • Prepare/review instruction sheets for all configurations.
  • Liaise with the markets/regions and provide guidance for the execution of locally produced units.
  • Assist in leading development of retailer specific concepts & fixtures to support marketing initiatives (Endcaps, Linears, Etageres, etc.).
  • Supervise and coordinate communication with vendors, marketing and sales to ensure accurate information is shared.
  • Partner with Procurement to review and approve engineering drawings and prototypes.
  • Review and approve type safety and instruction sheets for all gondola styles.
  • Initiate artwork requests if needed.
  • Review and route all dielines to necessary teams.
  • Partner with graphic designers to enhance visual presentation.
  • Partner with Senior Manger of VM and Director, VM Development and Operations to ensure target budgets are met.
  • Liaise with teammates to ensure Intl’ and TR opensell merchandising components are captured in cheat sheets.
  • Create guidelines for International Opensell.
  • Prepare presentations and renderings for retailers’ meetings.
  • Participate in gathering assets, presentation and prototypes for Global conference, Retailer presentations and Internal meetings.
  • Partner with Senior  VM Manger and Director, VM Development and Operations to maintain visual merchandising presentation in NARS global offices. Order testers, visuals & updates, and oversee inventory for internal use as required.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends/newness by visiting local stores, attending trade events & webinars, networking with vendors. 



  • BS or BA in Design and/or Industrial Design.
  • 5 years of experience in Visual Merchandising. Ideal candidate should have relevant experience in prestige beauty and opensell formats. Sephora and International experience a plus.
  • Must be analytical and detail oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Must be able to problem solve and execute flawlessly. Strong knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to effectively convey ideas through 2D drawings and 3D renderings. 
  • Must be able to build collaborative relationships with cross-functional teams.
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop

Shiseido is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other classification protected by Federal, State or Local law

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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