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Senior Visual Merchandising Planner in Grapevine, TX at GameStop

Date Posted: 3/21/2019

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Working with general supervision, the Senior Visual Merchandise Planner strategically plans floor space/design of store environment and layouts to impact the consumer experience positively in stores, working closely and collaboratively with the Director of Visual Merchandising. This includes influencing strong execution through effective written communication in the Marketing Program and Display Memos. This role will interact often with senior field leaders while maintaining close relationships with the merchant group and various GameStop vendors. Associate may interact with his or her supervisor several times a week, perhaps daily, to receive guidance and feedback. Some non-routine activities may require a supervisor’s advance approval.


• Work directly with creative services to execute the marketing program for the field

• Communicate visual directives, merchandising guidelines, and presentation standards to field managers and stores

• Tactically develop and implement visual directives and visual merchandising projects

• Maintain files and correspondence, including photographs and layouts for each project or initiative

• Leverage display memos to drive execution on rollouts or projects across the chain or in test areas

• Respond urgently to field inquiries and attend to field needs as they are surfaced

• Directly handle field correspondence on own initiative

• Prioritize tasks based on business need to ensure timelines are met

• Focus on building and maintaining good internal and external partnerships

• Generate clear communication to field management on all pertinent information that relates to visual merchandising partnering the store communications department

• Work collaboratively and cross-functionally with other major business units throughout the GameStop organization

• Gather, organize, analyze and summarize frequent and substantive field feedback; prepare related recommendations as required

• Stay abreast of job-related trends and developments across the retail industry

• Model the behaviors expected of all GameStop associates including a drive for results with a clear bias for action; high levels of maturity and professionalism; giving, receiving and responding to feedback effectively; a high service orientation; and clear commitments to diversity, inclusion, a respectful workplace, and integrity

• Manage relationships in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization

• Model team commitment by meeting deadlines; and by being cooperative, collaborative, and flexible


• Technical & Professional Knowledge/Skills- Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise

• Work Standards- Setting high standards of performance for self; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed

• Continuous Improvement- Originates action to improve existing conditions and processes; uses appropriate methods to identify opportunities, implement solutions, and measure impact


• Bachelor's degree in Business, Architecture, Interior Design, Retail Management, or related field OR 4+ years of experience in retail store planning and design (may be a combination of visual merchandising, store planning, planogramming, real estate & facilities planning, or store environment experiences), High school diploma or GED required

• 3 or more years experience in developing the retail department visualization plan across multiple categories, and interpretation of category attributes and space allocation

• 2 or more years experience working on a cross-functional team/project, program/project lead for complex presentation changes, and strategy and planning


• Proficient experience giving presentations at multiple levels in an organization

• Expert knowledge of the Adobe professional application suite, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Acrobat

• Proficient ability to communicate effectively with others using spoken and written English — bilingual English/Spanish communication skills preferred

• Proficient ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others; conducts working relationships in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization

• Proficient knowledge of Windows-based business computers and Microsoft Office programs; specifically, Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project and Word

• Proficient understanding of retail merchandising practices

• Proficient ability to demonstrate diverse and entrepreneurial thinking

• Proficient project planning skills, including the ability to organize, prioritize and control job responsibilities in order to meet deadlines in an environment with overlapping and potentially conflicting priorities

• Expert ability to positively model the organization’s commitment to integrity, diversity, inclusion, and maintaining a respectful workplace

• Ability to travel 5%-15% of the time, as well as travel to local stores

• Proficient ability to work under demanding time constraints and production goals

• Possess proficient analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills

• Proficient ability to model consistently GameStop’s commitment to a respectful, diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment

• Consistently demonstrates a commitment to GameStop policies and procedures, including but not limited to, attendance, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and ethical responsibilities