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Visual Merchandising Programs Project Manager

Apple

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Summary Posted: Mar 23, 2022
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200322232

Merchandising is a crucial part of our customer experience, showcasing our Hero products, Services and Accessories through the best product displays and demos. Visual Merchandising Programs (VMP) is responsible for the development and delivery of these displays through partnership with our cross-functional and store teams providing our customers a best-in-class experience worldwide.

Key Qualifications

Proven experience in strategy, project management, process development, problem solving and innovation management.
* Experience working cross-functionally with Creative, Industrial and Product design teams and production vendors.
* Supply Chain management, vendor management or creative/product development experience.
* Ability to identify and resolve conflicts, inter-dependencies and program issues quickly and efficiently.
* Self-motivated and independent, comfortable working during intense periods under tight deadlines.
* Have the proven ability to establish rapport and credibility, and to influence others to drive results.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with outstanding attention to detail.
* Strong visual aesthetic, design and presentation skills. Excel and Keynote proficiency required.
* 7-10 years prior merchandising, production/product development, or project management experience required.
* Experience in fixture design, equipment design, or manufacturing/process optimization a plus.

Description
Act as a point of expertise, integration and accountability to enable the most innovative display designs in market. Support our merchandising strategy through the creation, development, and in-store implementation of visual and digital elements across all Apple Retail stores ensuring worldwide feasibility, through a deep understanding of our customer journey, store operations, and unique store requirements. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage and drive planning and execution of large, complex, and strategically significant cross-functional initiatives. Understand Retail’s strategy and engage in conceptualization and planning of initiatives to shape their execution. Lead partnership and create efficiencies with existing processes, improving implementation in stores, as well as cross-functional work streams across Retail and Apple, Inc. including Product Marketing, Industrial Design, Product Design, Retail Marketing, Digital Merchandising, Marcom, Customer Insights, and Store Operations. Identify and communicate key priorities to generate drive for results, teamwork, and achieving business objectives with inspired team vision and purpose. Present to cross-functional partners and leadership as needed. Facilitate constant communication loop with Geo-based teams and Field Merchandising on feedback and strategy handoffs for local implementation. Oversee visual merchandising budget. Partner with Finance on weekly basis to review targets vs. actuals, and evolve XF collaboration.

Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree or industry equivalent experience.

Additional Requirements

* Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants. Apple is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Apple is a drug-free workplace.

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