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Manager, Creative Merchandising Stylist

Quincy, MA

Our Brand :

J.Jill is a premier omnichannel retailer and nationally recognized women’s apparel brand committed to delighting customers with great wear-now product. The brand represents an easy, thoughtful and inspired style that reflects the confidence of remarkable women who live life with joy, passion and purpose. J.Jill offers a guiding customer experience through more than 280 stores nationwide and a robust e-commerce platform. J.Jill is headquartered outside Boston.


Overview :

Manages asset creation for Web, print and social channels. Works closely with Director, Creative Merchandising to develop and execute strategic merchandising messages to market direct to our customer and deliver the company’s financial goals. Integral part of brand storytelling, space allocation, product presentation and styling of all assets. Collaborate with outside stylist on photoshoot. Manages Assistant Merchant, Styling on all projects.  Works closely with Merchandise coordinators to help facilitate communication and direction to our Creative team


Responsibilities :

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Works closely with Director, Creative Merchandising to clearly communicate our storytelling message to our customer through Web, print and Social. 
  • Provides inspired style direction that supports the Brand vision and Merchandising strategies
  • Partners with Merchandising team to understand the Key looks, volume drivers and strategic marketing ideas and creatively supports those ideas with assets to drive J.Jill’s  business plans.
  • Collaborates with Creative and Web Creative to visually support the company strategy
  • Brainstorm and create new ideas to best market our product
  • Communicates important asset information and styling direction to Creative and Merchandise teams.
  • Schedules, preplans and runs styling meetings to prepare for all photo shoots.  Translates product styling appropriately for the J.Jill brand in collaboration with Design.
  • Providing clear direction for styling at Photo shoots and communicates with team on any questions

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Attends assortment building and marketing meetings during product development cycle
  • Organize all Styling meetings for Catalog and all Primary assets
  • Swipe new ideas and approaches for product presentation, layout and styling
  • Works closely with Director to create new approaches to layouts, wardrobing, Remix, Videos ideas and flat presentations
  • Reviews styling with SVP design, VP Creative merch and VP creative prior to photoshoot
  • Attends Art Reviews to help guide final selects for Assets
  • Communicates to Merchandising shifts in catalog during Art reviews
  • Style and create all additional asset looks for Web
  • Facilitates the development of the Insider Brief
  • Manages the FBR process with merchant team


Qualifications :
  • Experience in creative merchandising, with supporting catalog or ecommerce at the corporate level, through styling and layouts.
  • Awareness of styling, trends and knowledge of our Brand
  • Ability to be flexible, work on multiple projects simultaneously, communicate and influence cross-functionally. 
  • Has Creative acumen with strong problem solving skills
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, able to multitask and prioritize deliverables appropriately to meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in in Power point, Excel and JJAM
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 4+ years related Merchandising experience

About Us :

At J.Jill, our success is guided by a culture that values the intrinsic art of creativity and the data science required to drive our future growth. We are collaborative and data-centric, with every associate focused on creating our customer’s unique experience and delivering results through our omnichannel business model. We embrace each other’s differences and unique perspectives and consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status. We also provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law.


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