Visual Merchandising Manager – H&M

Alshaya
Doha, Qatar

Ref: GP435-2247
Alshaya

The Role


The Role


H&M offers fashion and quality at the best price through a broad and varied range of fashions for the entire family. The collections are extensive and new items come into the stores every day. This way, the stores are renewed and customers can always find something new at H&M. The goal is that it should be easy and inspiring to shop at H&M. The customers should always be able to find a good deal.

The diversity of the fashion range allows all of the customers to find what they are looking for to complement their own personal style. There are several different concepts within the women's, men's, teenage and children's departments. All in all, the concepts consist of modern basics, current fashions and clothes that reflect the absolute latest international trends. The collections are supplemented by matching accessories, underwear and sleepwear.

The entire fashion range is seasonal. Cut, colours and garment types are constantly being replaced or renewed to keep up with current trends.

The H&M store is now a well-established presence in most prominent shopping streets with considerable customer flows around Europe and in North America. In London, for example, H&M is located on Oxford Street, in Paris on Boulevard Haussman, in Milan on Corso Vittorio Emanuele, in New York on Fifth Avenue and in San Francisco on Powell Street.

The store environment at H&M is comfortable, inspiring and generates well-being. It is very important to give customers ideas and inspire them to choose things that suit their own style. Displays and mannequins are used to provide customers with inspiration for how to match clothes. H&M also helps customers to find their way around the collection and to combine garments and accessories successfully.

To work with teams to deliver and maintain exemplary standards of visual merchandising in stores including promotion recommendations, and implementation.

* To decide, implement and deliver brand identity to all local markets. * To establish processes and procedures to deliver best practice across all stores. * To plan events and initiatives with support team and weekly activity schedules, visit stores to ensure standards are being met. * To train and develop Visual Merchandising team and deliver seasonal workshops, and ensure personal development plans are complete for all team. * To recommend visual style of promotion & source materials according to pre-decided budget.

Requirements


Requirements


* Good general education, further qualifications in Visual merchandising, Art & Design desirable. * 3-5 years retail operations experience including 2 years in Visual Merchandising management. * Current Retail and Commercial Trends * Budget planning & control * Degree level education preferred (business subject). * Marketing qualification preferred* Good knowledge in planning & organizing * Excellent presentation skills * Ability to apply sound brand principles to projects and campaigns * Computer literate

About the Company


About the Company


M.H. Alshaya Co. is a leading international franchise operator for over 70 of the world’s most recognised retail brands including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Victoria’s Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn and KidZania. The company operates over 2,600 stores across diverse customer sectors: Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment.

Alshaya’s stores can be found in markets across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe and the company employs more than 40,000 people from over 110 nationalities.

The company has established itself as the industry leader across these territories through a combination of local market understanding and a comprehensive commitment to customer service. Growth in each of its operating divisions and brands is supported by continuous investment in talent and infrastructure. It applies best practices in retail operations, merchandising, marketing, information technology, logistics, real estate, human resources and financial controls.

M.H. Alshaya Co. is the retail business of the Alshaya Group, which was founded in Kuwait in 1890 and today represents one of the most dynamic companies in the Middle East. In addition to its retail operations, the Alshaya Group is active in a number of other sectors including real estate, automotive, hotels, trading and investments.
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