Consulting Director, Visual Merchandising - Americas

Sol de Janeiro

Sol de Janeiro

Sales & Business Development
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
Launched in 2015, SOL DE JANEIRO is an award-winning, fast-growing premium global lifestyle beauty brand inspired by the beauty rituals and attitude of the beaches of Rio. Our brand purpose is to spark endless self-celebration and joy through the power and warmth of the Brazilian spirit. This philosophy extends from our products to our corporate culture. We are leaders, permanently inquisitive, category obsessed, incredibly diverse, self-demanding, true team players, and we are all Brazilian in Spirit.

Headquartered in New York and launched as a digitally native brand, we have expanded globally with teams in Rio, Paris, London, and Germany. Our commitment to excellence has earned us prestigious honors, including TIME100's 2024 Most Influential Company, Fast Company's 2024 World's Most Innovative Companies and 2023 Brands that Matter, Allure's 2024 Readers' Choice Awards, and WWD's 2023 Beauty Inc Award in the Prestige category. These accolades highlight our dedication to being a leading brand in the beauty industry and an exceptional workplace.

The position will report to the Executive Director, Global Retail.

Role Overview

This is a temporary 6-month contract role that will serve as the Consulting Director, Visual Merchandising for the Americas region, reporting to the Executive Director, Global Retail. This individual is responsible for leading and executing all in-store activations for the Americas region. They will partner closely with the Americas Marketing and Wholesale Teams to consistently deliver VM activations aligned to the Marketing calendar and regional priorities.

The ideal candidate has a deep understanding of the current North America retail landscape and trends and has proven experience aligning assortment strategy with planogram direction. The ability to navigate complexity, lead multiple workstreams simultaneously, and support consistent transformation and change will be imperative to their success.

Overall Responsibilities:


  • Lead the development of all VM updates and consumer event activations to the highest possible standard for the Americas market
  • Work closely with the Executive Director, Global Retail to ensure that all Americas in-store initiatives are strategically aligned with the Global brand vision
  • Oversee the ongoing maintenance and updating of all Open-Sell systems in the Americas
  • Deep dive into marketing briefs, regional insights, and opportunities to lead teams to effective ideas and concepts
  • Meet all timelines and ensure delivery of executions for stakeholder review. Manage expectations cross-functionally when timelines are not favorable to proper processes and executional standards
  • Ability to manage various fast-paced workstreams with confidence


  • Oversee and lead a team of 4 direct reports
  • Collaborate with the Americas Marketing and Key Account leads and team members to identify questions and pertinent project information needed to execute assignments
  • In partnership with Creative Operations, ensure timelines and process for VM workflow aligns to on counter dates
  • Manage vendor relationships as they relate to VM and ensure collaborative partnerships are maintained while meeting timelines
  • Mentor and inspire teams to perform at the top of their abilities and foster growth in the overall collective ability of the team to think differently and more broadly about their work
  • Champion creative problem solving and develop a reputation for being a collaborative and solutions-oriented team

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in relevant industry. Beauty experience required, preferably with Sephora and/or ULTA.
  • Background in Industrial Design, Merchandising, Architecture and/or Art Direction
  • Elevated taste, keen design sensibilities and the ability to whole-heartedly deep dive into everything Brazilian to meaningfully contribute to the expanding material, spatial and fixturing language of the brand
  • Experienced people manager, inspiring mentor, and proven team builder

Salary Range

$145,000—$160,000 USD

In addition to base salary, this position is eligible for participation in a highly competitive bonus program with the possibility for overachievement based on performance and company results.

The information contained herein is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee, as these may change or new ones may be assigned at any time.

Sol de Janeiro is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.