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Talent Acquisition Specialist, Americas

Aespo

San Francisco, California
posted November 11, 2021

*Position is permanently based in San Francisco with a relocation package available.

POSITION PURPOSE

Aesop Visual Merchandising endeavors to develop unrivalled design and creativity that challenges and excites, through concepts that connect with diverse communities and honor our environment. Visual Merchandisers at Aesop curates a full sensory and spatial experience that does not concede to the mass approach; we create distinctive retail campaigns, installations, photographic sets and events that are executed with formidable artistry. We are storytellers, delivering a unique three-dimensional approach that drives intrigue and further dialogue in store that converts pedestrian to customer. This role will ensure our Visual Merchandising strategy for the West Coast is inclusive of all communities across race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.

The Visual Merchandising Specialist will seamlessly implement and uphold the visual merchandising standards and principles across the West Coast of America. They will oversee the everyday experience within their portfolio of stores and develop an understanding of each signature and department store’s commercial needs and design constraints and respond to each unique environment by drawing on our navigation and merchandising principles.

The Visual Merchandising Specialist will be responsible for communicating information that is critical to the success of the visual merchandising displays and provide training and feedback to the teams, ensuring the Aesop standards are consistently maintained across the stores in their area. The Visual Merchandising Specialist will work with the Regional Visual Merchandising Manager to evaluate and discuss global guidelines and market needs. They will follow the guidelines as provided by the Global Head Office, interpreting them locally in each location.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-5 years of experience working in a corporate position within the areas of visual merchandising, creative project coordination, creative project services, and three-dimensional design

  •  Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and Microsoft Office (PPT, Excel)

  • Preferred experience leading visuals and project coordination for multilocation campaign roll-outs

  • Experience building out project timelines and milestones while engaging and gaining approval from all necessary stakeholders

  • Strong attention to detail, design aesthetic and excellent organizational skills

  • Understanding and appreciation of Aesop’s visual culture and brand aesthetic

  • A positive, collegial energy – one that supports the team, the vision of Visual Merchandising at Aesop and the broader business objectives.

  • An ability to be nimble, positive and solution oriented in the face of challenge

  • An ability to build good rapport with key cross functional teams

COMPANY BENEFITS

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision insurance with fully company paid options

  • 401k savings with company match without vesting period

  • Generous employee discount and bi-annual complimentary products

  • Up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave

  • Starting 20 days of vacation with annual tenure increases

  • 3 paid volunteer days annually

  • Subscription to meditation programming through Headspace

  • Subscription to mental wellness programming through Modern Health