Visual Merchandising, Graphic Designer in Corporate NY-New York at Tumi

Date Posted: 3/19/2023

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Job Description

Who we are: 

Founded in 1975, TUMI is the leading international business accessory and travel lifestyle brand, offering premium products created under its founding principles of excellence in design, functional superiority, technical innovation, unparalleled quality, and world-class customer service.

TUMI’s dedication to excellence in every product and in every transaction has earned the brand a loyal following among serious travelers, world leaders, influencers, tastemakers, politicians and celebrities.  Many TUMI users become collectors and the brand has attained the highest overall customer satisfaction ratings.

Your role at Tumi:

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Tumi team as the Visual Merchandising Graphic Designer, you should have strong artistic expression and the ability to produce compelling and creative ideas that support Tumi brand initiatives and deliver Company objectives.  This position supports the Corporate Visual Merchandising Team creating visual merchandising direction for windows and interiors for TUMI Full Price retail stores and Outlets, US Travel retail stores and US Wholesale channels.  This position also supports the activation space located within the Soho flagship location, NYC showroom and the LAB.  This position is based in NYC.

•         Interior & Window Directives

o    Manage directive shoots

§  Create shot list partnering with corporate merchandiser

§  Obtain needed samples and coordinate delivery to directive location

§  Confirm agreeable date for all shoot attendees

§  Photograph each shot

§  Return samples

o    Create directives

§  Photoshop and/or render all images

§  Layout directive per corporate template

§  Distro internally collecting feedback and updating changes

§  Post directive and send communication globally

•         Manage Global window rotation calendar for Full Price and Outlet

•         Manifest concept magnetic wall creative direction quarterly

•         One off directives, as needed

•         Seasonal updates to NYC showroom and the LAB

•         Create ideas for Activation Space in NYC Soho location, collaborations, and special events

•         Manage all VM communication on TUMIEXPRESS

•         Store support for Full Price Retail, Outlet and Wholesale

We're excited if you have:

•         Must have a Bachelor’s degree

•         1+ years of experience working in a corporate position within the areas of visual merchandising, creative project coordination, creative project services, and three-dimensional design

•         Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Microsoft Office (PPT, Excel); SketchUp a plus

•         Must have knowledge of product placement and visual display, as well as the ability to communicate creative and artistic expression

•         Must have the ability to produce compelling and creative presentations aligned with the TUMI DNA and core values

•         Strong attention to detail, design aesthetic and excellent organizational skills

•         An ability to build good rapport with key cross functional teams

•         Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to articulate ideas clearly and concisely

•         Demonstrated ability to take initiative, ownership, and accountability

•         Understanding of photography

•         Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel, if needed

Why you'll love working here:

At TUMI, you’ll find a dynamic working environment, joining a community where each team member is empowered with an entrepreneurial spirit. Associates are respected as a vital part of the organization and recognized for their contributions. We believe in a workplace that gives every individual the opportunity to make an impact, and our ongoing commitment is to provide all the tools you need to succeed— guidance towards individual career growth, professional training and development initiatives, and a motivating, exciting environment— along with competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits programs.

What we value: 

•         INNOVATIVE BY NATURE. SUSTAINABLE BY CHOICE.  TUMI protects the things that matter most, the things you own and the planet you travel to see. Our planet is an astonishing place and we believe it’s our responsibility to preserve it for travelers of the future. By putting excellence and quality first, we ensure that every TUMI product has lifelong purpose, supported by our rigorous testing standards, exploration of recycled materials, and global repair network.

•         PARTNERS WE BELIEVE IN.  Staying true to our values by helping take care of the most vulnerable among us aligns with our mission and is a core element of what we do. We focus on three main areas: promoting wellbeing; empowering vulnerable communities; and protecting the earth’s beautiful places. Each year we extend our philanthropic efforts to partners that help better the world. From supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fight to cure childhood cancer to Waves for Water who provides clean water to communities in need, we proudly stand by the profound changes they enact.

•         DIVERSITY & INCLUSION.  As an organization, we are committed to a diverse and vibrant culture, welcoming people from all walks of life. Our long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion empowers each of us to bring our authentic selves and unique differences to work every day.

Tumi is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting and maintaining a work environment in which all applicants, associates, customers, and other individuals are treated with dignity and respect free from unlawful harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.

Minimum Pay Rate:

$60,000 per year

Maximum Pay Rate:

$65,000 per year

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