Knoll Inc. Director, Visual Merchandising - Holly Hunt in Chicago, Illinois

Director, Visual Merchandising - Holly Hunt

Tracking Code 1398-056

Job Description

HOLLY HUNT is known for a look that is consistently at the forefront of style and quality, Our showrooms and collections lead the industry in luxury home furnishings. The company designs, produces and showcases custom made product including indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting, rugs, textiles and leathers .

POSITION PROFILE

The Director, Visual Merchandising will manage the visual merchandising process in all HOLLY HUNT showrooms across the world, inspiring guests by creating modern, luxurious and innovative interior environments and product displays. This is a leadership role that will also require a hands on approach to the execution of merchandising plans. This position will report to Vice President/Executive Creative Director.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Uphold HH luxury brand standards, interior aesthetics and showroom displays within HOLLY HUNT showrooms worldwide

  • Organize and execute creative direction initiatives within HH showrooms throughout the world, elevating presentation and helping to drive sales results

  • Develop and plan visual merchandising budgets

  • Develop new showroom interior and furniture floorplans

  • Analyze business trends to make appropriate changes in presentation and assortment, informing and partnering with merchandising, showroom and sales teams

  • Elevate HH showrooms through communication and training, identifying opportunities within the market as well as developing and executing a corresponding action plan

  • Collaborate and negotiate with contractors and trade providers for showroom construction needs during installations

  • Coach, develop and motivate Visual Merchandising team

  • Communicate visual plans on a regular basis to leadership and the field organization

  • Create efficiencies with existing processes, improving implementation in showrooms and innovating merchandising

  • Heavy travel required

Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 10+ years of visual merchandising and design experience

  • Previous leadership experience required, manager level and above preferred

  • Strong knowledge of high end luxury product and client buying experience

  • Outstanding organization and communication skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize workload and attention to detail

  • Ability to build strong teams and analyze financial data to drive business forward

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with proven ability to communicate with all levels in an organization

Job Location Chicago, Illinois, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular

We are an equal opportunity employer.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.