Jill Shindler

Visual Merchandiser

Jill has over 20 years of Visual Merchandising and Retail Leadership experience. Her trusted knowledge and experience had her spearheading major reconstruction, store renovations, new store openings and remodels, as well as designing and planning reconfigurations of store layouts and floorplans. She is driven by creativity, thinking outside the box, and exploring new and innovative ways to create excitement. She has a vast understanding of consumer buying habits, current trends and leading successful teams that lend a key hand in driving sales and the customer experience through creative merchandising. Jill has a natural ability to adapt quickly on challenging projects by having a keen eye for detail and extensive knowledge of merchandising strategies. She is highly experienced in visual design, for both hard and soft-line goods, as well as event management and product launches. 

 

Career Highlights:

  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Store Manager
  • Interior Designer 
  • Project Manager
  • Window Designer
  • Mannequin Stylist
  • Floor-set and Space Conception

Experience:

Visual Merchandiser

ZenGenius, Inc.

Assistant Store Manager: Merchandising and Operations 

JCPenney 

  • Successfully relaunched the stores branded athletic department, by working directly with regional and home office allocators and localization departments for proper assortment, growing annual sales in OSU merchandise by over 150% in one year, resulting in becoming one of the companies 20 MEGA stores in collegiate apparel
  • Managed all Visual Merchandising, in-store marketing collateral, operational processes related to store product placement, and divisional pricing and signing
  • Hosted, created and led SIJCP celebration at the home office to introduce new products and holiday strategies

 

Store Manager

Forever21

  • Effectively developed high impact display strategies to maximize visibility and profit
  • Played key role in training new district leadership on visual merchandising technique and standards
  • Developed many key staff members into visual leads and managers throughout the market

 

Store Manager

Ann Taylor 

  • District Visual Networking Leader 
  • District Product Knowledge Expert Leader
  • Visual Merchandiser

 

Lazarus 

  • Regional winner of Calvin Klein Fragrance Launch Contest
  • District winner of CLINIQUE Bonus Time Visual Contest