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Visual Merchandising Planner

Visual Merchandising Planner
Santa Clarita, CA
The Holland America Group is currently searching for a highly motivated Visual Merchandising Planner who will be responsible for developing and executing optimal merchandising standards across all in-house product categories. Working in a cross-functional environment, you will be responsible for creating and executing the floor plan product layouts and overall visual presentation standards for the on board retail shops.
We welcome your interest in joining the Holland America Group - a division of Carnival Corp. The Holland America Group includes Holland America Line and Seabourn (both headquartered in Seattle, Washington), Princess Cruise Lines (headquartered in Santa Clarita, California), and P&O Australia (headquartered in Sydney). The Holland America Group operates a combined total of 41 cruise ships with over 36,000 employees worldwide. This position will be located in our Santa Clarita, CA offices.
Responsibilities
Spearhead and develop floor plan product placement and general category zones.
Partner with the Buying team to ensure all Floor Plans are updated with merchandise allocations on a bi-yearly basis based on itinerary transitions and shop renovations.
Develop and maintain floor plan zoning layouts to include, core, focal, and feature zones.
Develop and maintain key item and rotator placements.
Accountable for effective Floor Plan execution fleet-wide.
Develop, execute and maintain Visual Manual & Best Practices describing all general merchandising practices across multiple categories of merchandise.
Develop schematics and plan-o-grams describing typical standardized compositions and merchandising practices.
Accountable for effective and consistent merchandise presentation communication across all categories, across the fleet.
Develop & execute distinctive in-store merchandise display concepts, as well as window presentations using applicable visual strategies and relatable shelf trim and props, based on trade (itinerary).
Execute prototypes as needed and communicate multi-ship execution via Visual Directives. Responsible for consistent, effective and brand-right visual strategies across the fleet.
Lead effort with Marketing Coordinator in the development and allocation of all in-store visual graphics including both branded and generic graphic imagery.
Manage and maintain an accurate Visual Catalog outlining all current fixturing and display essentials.
Ensure fleet is equipped with all necessary display componentry.
Partner with Buying offices in the launch of new products, providing direction in applicable and relatable industry merchandising standards; lead execution in partnership with Operations.
Leads the charge in partnership with the Store Planner in the ongoing maintenance and replacement of floor fixturing systems, including fixed furniture, loose (floating) fixtures such as spinners, towers and rotator tables, and seating.
Ensure consistent standards are taught and maintained.
Responsible for effective training and guidance across all staff levels in the adherence of corporate visual presentation guidelines
Requirements
Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant experience.
5 + years' experience in corporate visual merchandising ,including presentation planning and development.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and Adobe applications.
Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written.
Ability to travel, both domestically as well as internationally, approx. 30%, including occasional visits to the ships.
Ability to occasionally work beyond normal business hours to provide operational support.
Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule! 9/80 alternative workweek schedule providing each employee with one (1) weekday off every two weeks.
Time off benefits - 8 paid holidays, paid vacation, bonus vacation time and paid sick time
Travel - Cruise and Travel Privileges for you and your family
Health - Complete benefit plans including medical, dental, vision and flexible spending accounts
Wellness - Health and wellness programs include onsite exercise classes, onsite nutrition and lifestyle classes and discounted gym memberships
Tuition Reimbursement - up to 75% with a maximum of $2000 per year
401(k) - Company match up to 6% of salary at 50% for the first 5 years and 100% thereafter
Employee Stock Purchase Plan - up to a 15% discount off of FMV of CCL stock
Training - In-house Princess University courses on professional development
Rewards & Incentives - Employee Recognition and Reward Programs; rideshare, financial commuter incentives and free parking, special employee discounts for banking services and retail stores.
Next Steps?
Apply today and set sail on an exciting new career course! Our goal is to be the number one cruise and cruise-tour provider. To make that happen, we need qualified, top-notch team members. If you're looking to get your talent noticed, apply today! Our application process is quick and easy:
Apply online at http://princess.com/careers. Enter the job title into the keyword search to access the job. If you are already on the Princess Cruises website be sure to create a profile and then apply directly to your specific job.
Princess Cruises is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status



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