Design Merchandising Manager

£0.00 - £250 per day
01 Apr 2019
01 May 2019
Ciara Brown
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Senior Manager
Contract Type
Freelance / Contract


The Design Merchandising Manager role requires both project management skills and creative skills, with an eye for Beauty executions. It takes place in a multi-functional environment.

This role requires also frequent interactions both in-house (with the multi-functional team) and externally (with agencies, suppliers) and with market teams.

Your mission is to :

  • Take the design "brief" to record requirements and brands needs
  • Think creatively and develop new design concepts, pushing global guidelines where possible.
  • Prepare rough drafts and present your ideas to the wider team.
  • Amend final designs to global comments and gain full approval
  • Manage projects within the agreed deadlines and budget constraints, and deliver assets developed in collaboration with Marketing teams.
  • Manage and oversee the capex and maintenance budgets across brands
  • Work on top door executions.
  • Manage duratran updates working with the marketing teams to ensure in line with the marketing calendar.
  • Lead the collaboration with the suppliers from creative brief to production.
  • Support the delivery of merchandising guidelines for the field teams to ensure in store excellence.
  • Develop a strong knowledge of the market to share with global instore executions.
  • Develop strong relationships with retailers to ensure best in class locations and executions.
  • Responsible for forecasting global items required.
  • Be externally focused, look at what direct competition as well as Beauty or outside of Beauty brands are doing in-store to make the shopper experience the more insightful & up-to-date. Collaborate with Consumer & Market Knowledge department to fuel design creatives with the latest shopper/consumer insights.


The Permanent Merchandising Manager function interacts with most of the functions within the organization . Below you can find the key points of contact:

  • Marketing : Brand Managers
  • Global Merchandising Teams
  • Field team
  • Consumer & Market Knowledge
  • And outside the organization:
  • Design creative agencies
  • POSM Manufacturers


  • Minimum 6 years' experience in In-store strategy/Merchandising or Trade Marketing or Marketing with a strong passion for In-store and Beauty
  • Fluent in English


Technical skills

  • Project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects with a strong level of complexity and a wide range of partners.
  • Knowledge of shoppers, competitors and retailers in order to design the brand guidelines & enable their implementation in the markets.
  • Technical knowledge about materials, production techniques
  • Strong power point skills to create outstanding presentations in short notice
  • Able to read and draw Technical/ Manufacturing drawings
  • Ability to use all abode photoshop, indesign, illustrator.
  • Ability to use Cinema 4D
  • Extra: experience in fragrance or cosmetics

Soft skills

  • Solid team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop strong relationship with colleagues & suppliers.
  • Proactive, detail and business oriented.
  • Creative mindset with a strong knowledge in the beauty industry and willingness to constantly be aware of the latest trends & news
  • Capability to share knowledge with other team members.
  • Very well organized with the sense of priorities
  • Ability to work autonomously and multitask in fast-paced collaborative environment.
  • Capability to work under pressure in a changing environment and to manage unexpected challenges.

Creative Recruitment is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.

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