Visual Merchandising Director - Mens, Baby/Kids

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Apr 13, 2017
Jul 29, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time
The retail landscape is changing - fast - and Target is evolving along with it. When we created our brand promise of “Expect More. Pay Less.” it paved the way for Target to infuse affordable fashion into our assortment and deliver an outstanding experience for our guests.  We are pioneers of innovation with our owned brands and unique partnerships from Archer Farms and Merona, to Made to Matter and Altuzarra.  Today, Target continues to be committed to bringing our guests what they want, when they want it, where they want to shop - in our over 1,800 stores, mobile, online and the retail channels of the future. 

Based at our corporate office in Minneapolis, this position will develop and implement the visual components of a unified, brand right store experience that presents our priorities in a compelling way while delivering financial goals for specified business and/or space.  This individual will collaborate to develop the visual merchandising strategy, brand standards, and a road map for a specified business and/or space for all Target stores to follow.

In this position, you will consult with leaders of Merchandise Space & Presentation, Merchandising, Product Design & Development (PD&D), In Store Marketing (ISM) and Store/Fixture design teams to elevate in-store presentation and drive sales for a specified area by utilizing visual merchandising principles, color theories, and thorough knowledge of competitor presentation best-practices.

Key Responsibilities

Use your skills, experience and creativity to develop groundbreaking innovation and set visionary goals. As a Visual Merchandising Director, you'll take the lead as you…

  • Develop visual merchandising strategy and brand standards for specific business and / or space focusing in Men's and Baby/Kids
  • Understand strategic merchandising initiatives for areas of accountability and develop visual concepts for each season and merchant initiative based on the visual merchandising roadmap
  • Partner with Core Space and Presentation, Fixturing, Marketing and Store Operations to communicate and execute visual concepts for each season and merchant initiative based on Visual Merch Roadmap
  • Partner with field Visual Merchandising leadership to ensure consistent high quality execution of visual ideas through providing vision and tools, creating communications and training content, and performing audits
  • Supports VP in preparation for Senior Leadership alignment walk throughs
  • Leads visual presentation on innovation and re-invent projects
  • Develop the in-store visual strategy in partnership with guest insights, PD&D, Space & Presentation and Merch SVPs on all designated visual impact areas within the store
  • Determine new ways to create strategic VIA's or shops that will help to draw guests into apparel and home floorpads, and drive traffic through the various brands


Minimum Requirements

  • 4 year college degree in Visual Merchandising, Art, Design, or related field and/or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 8+ years visual merchandising experience in Apparel & Accessories, preferably in a Baby/Kids business
  • Consistent knowledge of competitive landscape both in store and virtual.
  • Exceptional communication skills along with an ability to influence without direct authority and build effective partnerships
  • Strong project management skills and proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Flexibility, resiliency and nimbleness; comfortable working in “gray areas” that are constantly changing
  • Comfortable taking risks, working through ambiguity and making decisions quickly
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to create innovative solutions
  • Proven aptitude for training best practices

Desired Requirements

  • 5+ years experience in a corporate office of a multi-unit retail organization
  • Previous Brand Management experience
  • Familiar with Outlook, MAC Adobe suite, Microsoft Word and Excel

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