The Life of a Visual Manager

Emily – Visual Merchandising Manager for TOPSHOP and TOPMAN at our Leeds flagship

“I was first attracted to Topshop Topman because of the fabulous product, the brand identity and reputation, and also because it was super fast paced. I actually joined the business as a Topshop Deputy Brand Manager and within 2 years I was promoted to Topshop Brand Manager on a long term secondment. A permanent Topman Brand Manager position became available in my local flagship store, which I saw as a great opportunity to tackle menswear. When the Visual Manager position became available I jumped at the chance. It's been my goal since joining Topshop Topman!

My day starts with a 4:10am alarm (which gives me that most important 20 minute snooze time!) My breakfast and outfit are already laid out the night before to save time! I meet my Visual team outside the store at 6am, coffee in hand and ready to get cracking.

A typical day involves implementing layouts, putting company visual guidelines in place and checking all commercial blocks are set up for trade. Lots of pre-planning and being organised is essential to make sure the resource is in the right place to deliver the expectation."