APAC Assistant Visual Merchandising Manager

Date: 4 Sep 2023

Location: Singapore, 01, SG, 238851

Company: The Body Shop International Limited

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 

 

The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 

Your role in a nutshell

To define and align visual merchandising implementation strategy at Zone level, ensuring its adaptation to any country specificities are in line with the global brand objectives/direction. 

More about the role

Primary Accountabilities:

-    Develop and drive planogram support for APAC New Product Development event packs and Perimeter guidelines 
-    Work closely with Franchise Business Managers to continually seek ways to upgrade merchandising in all facets of the business to drive commerciality
-    Ensure all guidelines and any APAC-specific design concepts are delivered in a timely manner
-    Provide creative support and work cross-functionally for special events, star launches and Regional forums
-    Provide guidance to new Visual Merchandisers in local markets, assist in training and development of new teammates in the region 
-    Conduct market visits to support markets with key store openings and ensure in-store presentation/activation meets Regional standards and strategies
-    Validate visual merchandising strategies by reviewing market activation plan ensuring that regional expectations are met 
-    Keep the region informed with the latest information such as campaigns, activities, visual materials, newsletter/Internal Communications
-    Monitoring & ensuring expenses are kept within the Visual Merchandising budget
-    Work closely with Store Development and Implementation team on all store opening packs, ensure forecast of permanent Visual Merchandising are captured and implemented within brand guidelines
-    Collaborate with UK/Global Visual Merchandising team on creating event activation specific to APAC

What we look for

Experience: 
•    Min 6-8 years of experience in visual merchandising. Candidate with regional experience with Beauty Brands preferred 
•    Experience working in a global organisation, ability to communicate and multitask with different departments 
•    Strong organisation, follow up and prioritisation skills
•    Excellent written, oral and presentation skills
•    Ability to travel


Qualifications: 
•    Degree/Diploma 
•    Preferably with good knowledge of Microsoft Softwares + Illustrator + Photoshop + In Design + Sketch up 

Talent Drivers

Collaborative Skills
Purpose
Commerciality
Leadership
Personal Conduct


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