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Visual Merchandising Coordinator - KSU Bookstore-AUX

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Visual Merchandising Coordinator - KSU Bookstore-AUX

Job ID: 246761
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, diversity, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary
Leads the designing and implementing visual merchandising standards for the Bookstores, Markets, as well as other Retail Services areas. Successful outcomes include creating brand and store standards, growing sales, and increasing engagement of our customers. Works in collaboration with a number of individuals and groups including directors, managers, student assistants, Campus Services Marketing, vendors, and others.

  1. Plans, creates and executes overall visual merchandising strategy for Retail Services locations
  2. Writes and implements style guides for all University Stores
  3. Designs appealing merchandise displays in order to attract visitors to the store and increase sales
  4. Designs various window, floor, and endcap displays
  5. Identifies and tracks key KPIs related to visual merchandising strategies
  6. Collaborates with directors, management, and store staff
  7. Assists in review and revision of existing documents related to visual merchandising such as plan-o-grams
  8. Works with marketing to design and create signs and marketing campaigns
  9. Creates special promotions and related visual merchandising initiatives
  10. Produces and presents KPI reports
  11. Adjusts displays in order to promote new products and special offerings
  12. Facilitates the procurement of displays, fixtures, and other visual merchandising supplies
  13. Works with vendors, suppliers, buyers, and managers to create special buys and related visual merchandising
Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in visual and/or fashion merchandising, exhibition design, visual communications, or similar relevant field or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid and unrestricted Georgia driver's license

Required Experience
Five (5) years of experience to include at least two (2) years in a visual merchandising role, two (2) years of retail or related field and one (1) year with window merchandizing and floor displays

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience
Proven track record of growth and success as a Visual Merchandiser or in a related role.
Experience with visual software (such as Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines
Able to influence partners to create an environment that champions visual merchandising standards
Able to stay current with and informed of industry and market trends

Knowledge and understanding of innovative visual merchandising trends and best practices
Experience training and educating team members on all levels on visual standards

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite)
Outstanding time-management skills
Excellent implementation skills
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national, origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
Yes, this position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position requires a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time

Background Check
  • Position of Trust
  • Credit Report
  • Education & DMV
  • 9 Panel Lab Drug Test
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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