Manager, Visual Presentation & Signing

GENERAL PURPOSE:


The Manager of Visual Presentation will support Director in all seasonal and everyday signing packages for both Ross and dd’s brands. These include, but are not limited to, proposing and supporting new signing strategies, supporting the creative and print vendors and related budgets to deliver multiple seasonal signing packages throughout the year. The Manager will work closely with merchandising operations, strategic sourcing, store operations, marketing and the buying offices.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversees a team of visual presentation associates for all seasonal and everyday signing programs for both Ross and dd’s brands with a focus on execution, project management, problem solving and process management.
  • Supports the development of all store signing programs including all store graphics, layout, and signing guides, to ensure that they meet merchandising needs, as well as federal and state laws. Manages store signing portal and ensures availability of signing inventory.
  • Recommends processes and supports initiatives that ensure new and remodel stores, and special projects are efficient, cost effective and timely. Manages communication flow to all partners including field team that supports all initiatives.
  • Partners with the merchandising operations, buying office, strategic vendor sourcing, purchasing, finance and store operations team for input and successful execution of signing programs.
  • Owns relationships with outside vendors to design, produce and distribute signing packages. Recommend ways to improve signing packages and efficiencies in terms of design, production, installation and overall cost.
  • Support overseeing all expense and capital budgets associated with all related signing projects. Understands the long-range implications of all initiatives and is able to make recommendations to evaluate ROI on all projects.
  • Schedules and conducts regular and ad hoc store visits to research, analyze and evaluate projects as necessary. Serves as a subject matter expert on store signing and other visual programs and best practices.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Process Improvement
  • Critical Thinking
  • Results Driven
  • Business Acumen
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Team Development
  • Creativity and Innovation

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • 5 years of retail visual presentation in signing and design with demonstrated experience
  • Must possess practical knowledge of Adobe Creative Suit and Microsoft Power Point
  • 2-3 years experience developing and maintaining capital and expense budgets
  • Ability to effectively understand and manage signage processes
  • Ability to communicate in a clear concise manner (verbal and written) at all audience levels
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate effectively
  • Proven ability to coach and develop teams with 2 years managing diverse teams
  • Ability to proactively drive solution oriented results
  • Demonstrated leadership with the ability to maintain professionalism and focus in an ambiguous environment
  • BA or BS degree preferred

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:


Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.

Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.

Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.

Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Job requires occasional travel to stores and relevant vendors


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:


2-4 Specialists and/or Sr. Specialists


DISCLAIMER:


This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management’s discretion.


Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company’s overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.

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