Compass Group, North America VISUAL MERCHANDISING MANAGER in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina
At Chartwells Higher Education, people are at the core of our business. Together we build innovative food service concepts and serve fresh, local and nutritious meals at over 270 college campuses across the country. Twice named the Fastest Growing Brand by Nation’s Restaurant News, at Chartwells we take pride in creating opportunities for associates to grow their careers and achieve their development goals within the company.
The Visual Merchandising Manager will be a highly skilled creative individual who is adept at developing and managing the visual merchandising standards for the Chartwells brand. Reporting to the Director of Visual Merchandising and Style, the Visual Merchandising Manager will execute merchandising strategies for retail catering and residential operations.
Hands-on responsibility for setting new units, refreshes, renovations and sector trade shows
Direct all visual planning and assist the onsite team with the management of individual projects from start to finish including budgeting/schedules, vendor management, site visits and execution
Responsible for sourcing display vehicles, merchandise fixtures, and service wares
Assist with the execution of the brand integrity of the company
Support with rebid and retention efforts, to include master planning, facility refresh efforts, proposal development and presentation support
Ensure allocated capital investment funds are spent in accordance with sector brand standards
Develop and implement merchandising training for managers and hourly associates
Participate with the design and construction team in concept development and design input
Work with the culinary team to implement display, merchandising and operational guidelines for new and existing food programs
Conduct unit audits to assure quality and compliance
Passion for identifying emerging trends in the design/dining space
4-5 years of retail management, marketing, multi-unit management or merchandising experience; creative design skills a plus
Excellent interpersonal skills supporting a team environment
Have a flair for design and color
Must be self-motivated, creative, imaginative and energetic
Must be comfortable interacting with clients and senior leadership
Excellent verbal and written communication with the ability to organize complex information
Strong planning, organizational and self-direction skills with a sense of priority for tight deadlines and attention to details
Ability to read and comprehend design and build drawings
Capable of multitasking in a fast-paced environment
Ability to collaborate, communicate and integrate with virtual and local in market teams
Recognizes and reacts to changing work demands with non-traditional hours
Ability to lift 40 lbs
National travel required up to 80%
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*Req ID: *212957