As the Field Visual Manager for Design Within Reach, you will carry out all creative direction and presentation of the retail assortment by store location and size.  You will be working directly with the field team and store managers to provide solutions on how to best display product assortment to optimize selling. This position will report to the Sr. Manager of Visual Merchandising.

Responsibilities:

  • Build consistency across Region by building accountability to current Visual Merchandising standards
  • Conducts effective store visits across the Region’s most critical markets; facilitate, participate and/or observe Regional workshops
  • Influences Regional Teams to understand and leverage Visual Merchandising to maximize business results and customer experience
  • Enables superior execution of Visual Merchandising strategies through training platform to positively impact overall business results using the Visual Merchandising lever.
  • Partner with Field Leadership to teach effective planning and execution of floor set activities.
  • Conducts effective store visits across the Region’s most critical markets; facilitate, participate and/or observe Regional workshops
  • Communication of merchandising strategies & implementation of ideas to respective field leaders to create a consistent Brand experience.
  • Motivate and inspire team by setting clear goals and providing consistent recognition
  • Work directly with respective Regional Managers to create and communicate a consistent Brand experience across territory
  • Responsible for communicating local market knowledge to ensure solutions being planned meet the needs of the customer 
  • Understand how merchandise flow standards/backroom organization effect floor set cycle, and the overall customer experience
  • Analyze critical reporting to influence overall business results
  • Understand seasonal growth strategies.
  • Build on-going knowledge of current industry trends to remain relevant within industry
  • Share best practices and industry benchmarking ideas


Education and Experience:

  • 2-5 years of management experience in Visual Merchandising and/or Interior Design preferably in a fast paced retail environment 
  • Bachelors Degree in a related field
  • A high level of written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to communicate information, ideas, procedures, and processes in a logical sequence and at a level appropriate to the audience, resulting in effective working relationships.
  • The ability to lead, influence, solve problems, and work with all levels in the organization and in a cross-functional environment.
  • An expert ability to think systemically and strategically and execute tactically.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, In-Design), Microsoft Office, and Sketch Up preferred
  • Successful experience with change management principles and demonstrated ability to drive and manage the change process from strategic planning through implementation and follow-thru.
  • Demonstrated excellent coaching, mentoring, and people development skills.

As a Visual Merchandiser, you'll be eligible for DWR's comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, parental leave, green transit subsidy and more.

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