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(NB), VT

Full-time | Merchandising

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Who We Are: 
Since 1906, New Balance has empowered people through sport and craftsmanship to create positive change in communities around the world. We innovate fearlessly, guided by our core values and driven by the belief that conventions were meant to be challenged. We foster a culture in which every associate feels welcomed and respected, where leaders and creatives are inspired to shape the world of tomorrow by taking bold action today. At New Balance, We Got Now.


The Visual Merchandising Manager for Global Key Accounts will oversee and conceptualize brand driving visual merchandising strategies for NB’s Key Account doors. The manager is responsible for the visual merchandising strategies; working within the Go To Market process to provide sell-in and sell-thru guidelines for various accounts and door clusters.  This position sits in the DTC organization and reports into the Director of Omni Visual Merchandising.

! Drive seasonal Visual Merchandising strategies for Key Account doors; oversee seasonal sell-in and sell-thru guidelines
! Create and conceptualize compelling visual merchandising and styling techniques to promote, enhance, and elevate the New Balance product presentations and environments in key account doors.
! Collaborate with merchants, marketing, and wholesale business teams within the GTM process to bring the consumer end in mind into upstream planning.
! Posess and understanding of space planning, visual merchandising standards and the ability to conceptualize a holistic brand experience inclusive of VM and in-store marketing.  
! Create key account VM communications and tool-kits for strategic key accounts.  This includes seasonal brand driving Visual Merchandising guidelines and styling, VM/brand standards, on-going VM feedback, and other departmental communications.
! Assist in additional marketing, visual merchandising, and styling projects on an as needed basis.
! Manage a team of 3 direct reports

! Develop and nurture partnerships with key players within the global wholesale key account teams; network to promote brand and sales driving VM presentations and enhance opportunities.
! Collaborate with cross-functional internal partners including merchandising and Marketing to ensure that all corresponding business needs are addressed.
! Assist in additional brand events and special projects.

! Minimum 10 years visual merchandising experience; preferably in a contemporary or athletic brand environment
! Proficiency with PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office, SketchUp
!  Bachelors or equivalent experience in fashion/styling, visual merchandising or retail marketing/management
!  Excellent time management, multi-tasking, communication, and organizational skills
! Ability to work in a fast paced, high volume, high visibility environmentStrong drive for results; ability to influence all levels in the organization
! Acute attention to detail, accuracy, and follow-through.


Regular Associate Benefits: 

Our products are only as good as the people we hire, so we make sure to hire the best and treat them accordingly. New Balance offers a comprehensive traditional benefits package including three options for medical insurance as well as dental, vision, life insurance and 401K. We also proudly offer a slate of more nontraditional perks – opportunities like online learning and development courses, tuition reimbursement, $100 monthly student loan support and various mentorship programs – that encourage our associates to grow personally as they develop professionally. You’ll also enjoy a yearly $1,000 lifestyle reimbursement, 4 weeks of vacations, 12 holidays and generous parental leave, because work-life balance is more than just a buzzword – it’s part of our culture.

Learn more about our Benefits

Temporary associates are provided three options for medical insurance as well as dental and vision insurance and an associate discount.

Part time associates are provided 401k, short term disability, a yearly $300 lifestyle reimbursement and an associate discount.

Flexible Work Schedule

For decades we have fostered a unique culture founded on our values with a particular focus on in-person teamwork and collaboration. Our hybrid model encourages rich in-person experiences, showcasing our commitment to teamwork and connection, while providing high levels of flexibility to associates. North American office-based associates are expected to come into the office on Wednesdays, with other occasional in-office days for in-person meetings and events as needed. Our offices are fully open and amenities are available across our North American office locations.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran.
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