Visual Merchandiser (Active Sportswear Brand) Houma, TX

Winston Retail - Houma, LA

Contract
Job Description
If have the knowledge, experience and charisma to represent one of the leading sportswear brands, Winston Retail has the opportunity for you!

As a Merchandise Coordinator, you will work with one of Winston’s premier clients to support their on-floor presence through high level retail merchandising execution. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, retail merchandising, training and education, space negotiation, key retailer relationship building and stock & fill. Merchandise Coordinators will be required to provide photos and reports of each visit which is put into an app through Winston's proprietary web-based store visit reporting site, Wintell®.

Key Responsibilities:
Merchandising of product categories utilizing client provided directives such as planograms, visual directives, monthly/weekly updates, etc.
Developing in-store relationships to maximize opportunities at retail (real estate, fixture placement, and shop maintenance between visits)
Training store personnel on product knowledge and/or merchandising standards
Communicating visit accomplishments and challenges at the door level effectively and timely to Winston Retail (and the Client) through our proprietary app, Wintell®
Providing required before and after photos to showcase accomplishments and transformation of the retail floor space through digital photography
Follow company processes and procedures to meet deadlines set forth by Winston

Job Requirements

Experience Requirements:
3+ years retail experience, vertical store, wholesale or branded apparel experience
Previous work as a merchandise coordinator at an apparel, footwear or accessory company
Managerial level experience at department store, vertical retailer or specialty store
Experience in training and presenting to small/medium sized groups on the selling floor
Strong relationship builder with store management at various levels
High School graduate required
College graduate preferred

Required Skills:
Intermediate to advanced computer/technology experience (smart phone/app reporting, digital photography, email, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Ability to work independently
Comfortable negotiating floor space, additional fixtures, etc.
Superior visual merchandising expertise (new store openings, leading installations and dressing mannequins)
Creative thinker with the ability to influence others on the selling floor
Communicate timely and effectively (both verbal and written)
Strong execution and implementation of merchandising and/or creative planograms/directives
Proficient in capturing crisp, clear mirror image photography (before and after photos showcasing completed work)
Ability to lift at least 25 pounds

Company Description:
Winston Retail is the leading service agency that provides retail merchandising support, environmental design and project management. Our passionate, talented and hard-working team is responsible for retail presentations for top fashion, image and lifestyle brands. We specialize in apparel, footwear and accessories. For additional company information, please visit our website: www.winstonretail.com.