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Visual Associate
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Job ID: 763
Job Description:
Under the direction from the Visual Manager, the Visual Associate is responsible for creating an exciting visual environment in the store and supporting all visual initiatives. The Visual Associate is also responsible for merchandising the floor, creating interesting and appropriate window displays and changing the apparel on all mannequins according to merchandising and visual standards set forth by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrate initiative and a sense of urgency in "selling floor readiness" prior to the store opening
  • Follow all directives and corporate guidelines set forth by the Visual Manager and Corporate Visual Team
  • Execute all aspects of promotional and sale set-up including presentation, lettering, and signage on the sales floor
  • Assist in replenishing merchandise on the selling floor and in wall units
  • Assist the Sales Support Team with all trunk shows and personal appearance set-ups and preparation
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of cutting-edge fashion and understand fashion trends and how they pertain to merchandising the floor
  • Share knowledge and educate associates on merchandise standards
  • Adhere to the dress code policy for the Support Associates on the selling floor
  • Uphold all Company values
  • Follow all company policies and procedures
  • Other store initiatives as assigned by management
Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of 2 years visual team experience, in a major multi-level department store, possessing a portfolio of previously created projects
  • Ability to use carpentry tools safely and efficiently
  • Experienced in painting techniques - Flat and Faux finishing
  • Ability to arrange flowers and knowledge of flower types is a plus
  • Proficiency in MS Office - Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Photoshop, Illustrator is preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to quickly learn Saks Fifth Avenue standards, procedures, and IT applications
  • Focused on attention to detail, taking initiative, and working in a positive environment
  • Ability to work well with others, as well as the ability to work independently to complete a task
  • Ability to place new merchandise on the selling floor and re-merchandise as necessary under the supervision of the Visual Manager
  • Ability to properly accessorize forms and shelf treatments when needed
  • Able to change mannequins and dorms for customers when needed and upon request

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to lift up to 50 pounds of material and climb a ladder to various heights
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on business needs, which may include evenings, weekends and holidays
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