Gap Inc. Assistant Visual Manager - Canary Wharf (Maternity cover) in London, United Kingdom

Assistant Visual Manager - Canary Wharf (Maternity cover)

London, United Kingdom

JOB#: 203129 DATE POSTED:Jun. 27, 2017

JOB STATUS: Full-time

GENERAL SUMMARY: As a member of the store’s leadership team the Associate Visual Manager through strong communication and influencing skills and a hands on focused attitude drives the visual strategy and standards within the store. The Visual Manager will create a visually stunning store through implementing and elevating the brand guidelines and developing and coaching the visual team.


Drives Business Results

  • Drives the analysis of performance through the business KPI’s.

  • Maintains awareness of competition and reacts appropriately through visual solutions.

  • Increases KPIs through effective product presentation and store merchandising.

  • Is confident with using in store sales reports in order to explain product and layout moves.

  • Frequently references in store sales reports to react to business needs and create working templates for the visual team.

  • Has ability to challenge and drive the in store visual proposition to maintain brand integrity while not compromising commerciality.

  • Influences store strategy by working closely with store manager/ team to align visual goals with that of the store and district.

  • Has a 3 to 6 month view of the business and forward plans for flows, corporate visual ideas and succession planning for visual team.

  • Knows all stores KPIs and targets, how the store is performing to those targets and has plans in place to achieve results in all areas of influence.

  • Balances driving sales, achieving tasks with protecting the bottom line in all resource decisions.

  • Prioritises daily and weekly tasks to deliver results to support the store manager in protecting the bottom line.

  • Demonstrates ability to influence at Store Manager/ District Manager and District Visual Coordinator level to agree key visual decisions in store.

Ambassador for the Store and Brand

  • Delivers outstanding visual presentation and effective merchandise and inventory management.

  • Brand standards are delivered to a high standard through appropriate discretion for store environment.

  • Coaches the visual and store team through providing up to date brand guidelines.

  • Can manage teams across 4 brands within one store environment.

Inspires Team

  • Supports the Store Manager to provide outstanding leadership to the store team generating high levels of motivation and commitment.

  • Ensures the team have up to date and relevant product knowledge and adequate selling skills and has expert product and knowledge insight.

  • Encourages an open environment for ideas and innovation.

  • Builds a strong working relationship with store team and District Manager to influence key visual decisions.

  • Sets clear objectives and measures for the team, monitors process, progress and results.

  • Gives focus to the team on visual priorities.

  • Sets development goals for visual team at Associate and Supervisor level and oversees their ongoing development.

  • Is aware of own areas of strengths and development needs and sets goals in partnership with store manager and DVC, using IDP to drive development.

  • Fosters open dialogue with DVC and supports the role as part of own development.

Ensures Compliance

  • Holds store team and self-accountable to all Gap Inc. standards of performance.

  • Takes responsibility for stock management around sell through, new product and supporting the replenishment system.

  • Supports the store manager in the operations of the store.

  • Leads efforts to reduce in-store shrink activity through education, awareness and compliance.

  • Ensures supply chain efficiency through data integrity in store.

  • Delivers effective payroll management in the store.


  • Demonstrates visual merchandising and display skills at a senior or management level and has ability to train and coach others.

  • Demonstrates creative skills and ability to coach in mannequin styling.

  • Demonstrates creative skills and visual understanding of layout interpretation and fixture placement.

  • Can articulate and feedback creative solutions at management level.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written.

  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver to deadlines.

  • Ability to plan effectively to respond to changes in priorities.

  • Strong attention to detail with emphasis on visual merchandising skills.

  • Ability to prioritise work effectively and handle multiple competing demands.

  • Strong knowledge of a similar retail environment at senior or manager level.

Experience required:

  • Demonstrated management skills as an Associate Manager or Supervisor.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business may require weekends and evening shifts. Overnights may be required.