Princess Cruises Sr. Manager, Visual Merchandising & Store Planning in SEATTLE, Washington

Sr. Manager, Visual Merchandising & Store Planning

Santa Clarita, CA

The Holland America Group is currently searching for a highly motivated Sr. Manager, Visual Merchandising & Store Planning who will lead the visual merchandising strategy across the Retail and Photo departments for Holland America Group. In addition, the Sr. Manager is responsible for planning and execution of all renovations and newbuild merchandising, from initial concept to final execution.

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

  • Business leader for all visual merchandising efforts, including development and execution of standards and best practices

  • Business leader and project manager for all Retail renovation projects, new builds and brand installations

  • Manages external design services and independent contractors

  • Collaborates closely with HA Group Technical Services and Supply Chain on the development of timelines, procurement of materials and expense budgets

  • Works closely with General Merchandise Manager and Planning Manager to form a collaborative team for implementing merchandise strategies

  • Tracks expenses and reconciles invoices

  • Ensures compliance with safety standards and regulations

  • Provides on site management for installations and implementations

  • Ensures all material and collateral support merchandising strategies and brand positioning

  • Monitors completion and ensures high quality plan-o-grams, directives and manuals per established timelines and budgets

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 10+ years of experience in corporate retail with a specific focus on store planning and visual merchandising management.

  • Thorough knowledge and experience of the resort, travel, and duty-free retail industry

  • Ability to read and interpret ship-related general arrangement drawings

  • Ability to read and interpret CAD programs and drawings

  • Proven ability to develop and manage creative and appropriate visual strategies for specified retail environments

  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, with worldwide ship locations

  • Ability to prioritize and administer workflow, and manage a staff of up to 6

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work well with multiple departments at the corporate and shipboard management level

  • Detail oriented and able to work on multiple high-level projects simultaneously

  • Up to 25% domestic and international travel

Preferences

  • Focus on Cruise/Travel Retail, Duty Free, and Theme Park retail

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

  • Education Assistance - up to 80% with a maximum of $3000 per calendar year

  • Training - In-house Discover U courses on professional development

  • 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

  • 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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