The Gap, Inc. Visual Merchandising Coordinator - LATAM, ISA in New York, New York
About Gap Inc.
Our brands bridge the gaps we see in the world. Old Navy democratizes style to ensure everyone has access to quality fashion at every price point. Athleta unleashes the potential of every woman, regardless of body size, age or ethnicity. Banana Republic believes in sustainable luxury for all. And Gap inspires the world to bring individuality to modern, responsibly made essentials.
This simple idea—that we all deserve to belong, and on our own terms—is core to who we are as a company and how we make decisions. Our team is made up of thousands of people across the globe who take risks, think big, and do good for our customers, communities, and the planet. Ready to learn fast, create with audacity and lead boldly? Join our team.
About the role
The Visual Coordinator is responsible for driving the visual standards across selected accounts across the LATAM region primarily, and all regions as required. This role is office based with no direct reports but will support and coach selected franchisees remotely in delivering the Gap Inc. visual proposition to deliver against functional VM metrics. In collaboration with the RVM and the regional, this role will drive the franchisee’s commercial plan, applying VM commercial tactics to support the franchisee in meeting and exceeding identified financial goals or targets. In addition, this role will be responsible as required for supporting the market week process, working hands on in a corporate showroom envrionment to deliver inspirational product presentation.
What you'll do
Review and validate floor plans, window mock ups and marketing production to support franchisee in successful planning of seasonal VM strategy. Review and validate photos/videos of partner execution and seasonal checklists; share results and feedback via RVM team or directly to franchisee to improve execution.
Provide seasonal coaching, training and guidance to support and develop skillset of franchisee VM teams in country. Has expert product knowledge and training skills.
Work hands on in the setup of the corporate showroom for seasonal market weeks across all Gap Inc. brands as required, supporting the RVM to present the commercial product strategy in a compelling way.
Use appropriate VM tools in line with brand thinking to train and develop region and country vm teams on visual standards, seasonal planning, execution and commerciality.
Maintain awareness of competitive retail landscape and react appropriately through the application of VM commercial tatctics which challenge and drive the visual proposition to maintain brand integrity while not compromising commerciality.
Knows KPI’s and goals for selected franchise markets, how markets are performing to those goals & has action plans in place to achieve results in areas of influence.
Focuses on supporting franchise partners to improve KPI performance through visual merchandising and effective in-season management of product presentations, using sales data to validate and explain why product & shop layout moves take place.
Who you are
Established visual merchandising experience at Flagship/Top store level in a similar retail environment. Wholesale VM experience would be advantageous
Strong attention to detail with emphasis on visual merchandising skills
Has ability to train and coach others in a one to one or to train in a group forum on VM skills and processes to support excellent execution
Can demonstrate coaching, influencing and relationship building skills, with intnernal and external teams
Strong interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral, fluency in Spanish is not essential but is advantageous
Ability to prioritize work effectively and handle multiple competing demands, with a willingness to work flexble hours as required to meet the needs of the business
Must be able to & willing to travel domestically and internationally
Benefits at Gap Inc.
Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet for all employees.
One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
Employee stock purchase plan.*
Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
See more (https://corporate.gapinc.com/en-us/careers/gap-inc-careers/gap-inc-benefits) of the benefits we offer.
*For eligible employees
Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign (https://www.hrc.org/resources/best-places-to-work-2019) for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (https://www.gapinc.com/en-us/articles/2019/01/gap-inc-recognized-in-2019-bloomberg-gender-equali) for the second year in a row.