Markham: Senior Manager-Visual Merchandise

Position Description:

Be inspired to work for the leading Men’s Fashion Brand in SA

Markham always attracts talented people who are fashionable, youthful energetic, confident, and fun. This role will lead, manage and hold full accountability to initiate, execute and deliver the VM strategy for the Markham and Relay Business/Brands

Your key deliverables will include:

  • Visual Strategy
  • Creative VM concept development
  • Store merchandising/ housing and layout aligned to merch strategy
  • Visual impact and the land of promotional and markdown activity in store
  • Communication of merchandise and display directives
  • Optimise Customer experience through visual strategy
  • Development and training plan and execution for VM Team
  • Store design and evolution
  • Prop and Hardware development
  • New and revamp store opening plan, F&F control, layouts and full support through opening
  • Budget management and control
  • Manage healthy, productive internal customer and stakeholder relationships

To deliver the above, you have the following:

  • Degree – Advantageous (Retail/ Fashion)
  • Proven working experience as a VM Manager
  • Related fashion retail VM Experience a must (10 – 15 years)
  • Proven experience in managing budgets
  • Proven experience in creating VM strategy
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and coach field teams through strong leadership
  • Creative flair and interest in Fashion
  • The ability to think and operate at a strategic level
  • A detailed and methodical approach to work
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and follow-through
  • Ability to prioritize workload through time management
  • Resilience and emotional maturity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication
  • To confidently influence and persuade at all levels
  • Ability to work effectively individually as well as within a team environment
  • Ability to be adaptable and make immediate decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to travel and maintain a flexible schedule
  • Good numeric skills and budget control


“To make our customers feel good, look great and share our passion for style”

Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act