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Associate Manager, Visual Merchandising

theouai · 30+ days ago
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More than just hair care, it’s a OUAI of life. Founded by celebrity stylist Jen Atkin, OUAI’s mission is to give you the confidence to win life your OUAI. OUAI (pronounced “way”) is a line of hair, body and fragrance products that are cruelty-, paraben-, & sulfate-free, safe for color treated hair and packed with good-for-you ingredients. OUAI’s fragrances have cult followings and transport you to the cities they were inspired by around the world. Shop theouai.com and join the community @theouai to be part of the conversation. OUAI evokes a cool and casual vibe that has attracted a roster of star clients and 2MM+ Instagram followers.  With its commitment to community, inclusivity and diversity, OUAI seeks to create positive change in society through its products, services, and community initiatives. OUAI is here to give you the confidence to win life your OUAI with products you can relate to, finally. 

What’s it like to work here?  

Our culture is driven by our brand ethos (fun, purposeful and approachable) and our 5 Culture Codes. (1.) We Aren’t Afraid to Go First. (2.) We Don’t Compete, We Collaborate. (3.) We Ask Questions to Find the Best Answers. (4.) We Keep it Real, No Matter What. (5.) We Work Hard and Live Well.  

Our flexible trust-based culture is rooted in respect, empathy and compassion and is driven by employees who love doing great work and care deeply about the brand and each other.  

The Role? 

Join our dynamic team as an Associate Manager, Visual Merchandising at OUAI. We are seeking a creative and detail-oriented individual to assist in the development and execution of captivating visual merchandising strategies for our lifestyle brand. As a key member of our team, you will play a crucial role in enhancing the brand's image and driving sales through compelling visual displays. 

What You’ll Do: 

  • This role is responsible for supporting all visual merchandise related graphic retailer updates and animations across global accounts 
  • Create and manage planograms in 2D 
  • Provide support for retailer presentations, internal meetings and summit meetings as needed 
  • Liaise with Sr. Manager, Visual Merchandising to build global VM strategy and execute on these plans 
  • Work with Sales team to initiate planograms and assortments 
  • Maintain, update, and create the dielines for VM graphics, price rails, and shelf strips for each launch required at Sephora US, Sephora CAN, Sephora x Kohls, Ulta, Ulta at Target, and international retailers. 
  • Prepare and package all artwork for submission. 
  • Partner with creative brand Sr manager and graphic designers to enhance visual presentation and make sure all assets are cohesive across the board 
  • Manage and organize a system for final renders, final graphics, final instruction sheets, in store photos, and prototypes for other teams to easily access.  
  • Conduct industry analysis and consistently maintain a database for resources and trends 
  • Liaise with the copy writer on taglines and key info for graphics. Work with a translation company to get all new copy translated. 
  • Organize all new copy translations in a timely manner  
  • Update merchandising live deck per update with call outs for new additions and product removals. 
  • Partner with vendors and ensure best in class execution 
  • Review and route instruction sheets 
  • Review and route all die-lines to necessary teams 
  • Review and route engineering drawings and prototypes for approval with SR Manager. 
  • Provide prompt guidance and feedback to vendors to ensure production does not get delayed 
  • Initiate creative briefs with PMs as required 
  • Order and send testers to vendors when needed 
  • Uphold brand standards and guidelines while fostering a collaborative and positive work environment. 

Requirements

What You’ll Bring: 

  • BFA/BA in Design or Industrial Design 
  • 2+ years in visual merchandising experience in beauty or related industry 
  • “We Aren't Afraid To Go First” Embracing challenges, seizing opportunities, and striving for exceptional visual merchandising are all essential qualities for success in this role. 
  • Highly driven, energetic, flexibility and team spirited 
  • Strong presentation skills and able to clearly present ideas to cross functional teams 
  • Strong understanding of beauty retail landscape and retailers like Sephora and Ulta 
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, collaborative environment 
  • Strong, well-rounded design skills and knowledge of graphic design. 
  • Attention to detail, ability to execute flawlessly, strong knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes 
  • Ability to effectively convey ideas through 2D drawings and 3D renderings 
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop, and Office suite 
  • Experience in 3DSMax a plus 

Benefits

  • Annual Base Salary Range is $65,000 – $75,000 (based on experience) 
  • Medical + Dental + Vision  
  • Unlimited PTO  
  • 25+ Paid Holidays 
  • Matching 401k program 
  • Quarterly OUAI Product Stipend + Employee Discounts 
  • Flex Fridays 
  • Employee HSA and FSA 
  • Education reimbursement 
  • Hybrid work reimbursement 
  • Move Your OUAI (Exercise Reimbursement) 

Immigration Sponsorship is not available for this role. OUAI does not sponsor candidates from non-immigrant visas or permanent residency expect in some areas that in OUAI’s sole discretion require highly specialized backgrounds. 

Last updated on Mar 21, 2024

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