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DownEast Outfitters Regional Visual Merchandiser - Downeast Home & Clothing - Store Operations Division in Salt Lake City, Utah

Role and Responsibilities:

We are looking for a strong internal candidate to be part of a successful corporate Store Operations team here at Downeast HQ, Salt Lake City. Our ideal candidate has hands on experience and knowledge of daily store operations, Home or Clothing. In this role, the Regional Visual Merchandiser (RVM) will be responsible for elevating merchandise presentation by delivering clear and consistent field communications and visual strategies that reinforce brand consistency and presence. Our RVM exudes dependability, a strong work ethic, excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills, professional demeanor, and an ability to meet deadlines and perform in a fast-paced work setting. The position reports directly to the Director of Stores.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with corporate business partners to drive business strategies, meet company objectives and advance creative processes
  • Support the Merchants on monthly blueprints to ensure clear visual impact for each presentation to meet merchant team financial objectives and achieve brand consistency
  • Contribute to the seasonal visual processes for area of responsibility, including scheduling of key meetings, development of blueprints content and execution of deliverables
  • Collaborate on seasonal window strategies, working with cross-functional teams on sampling, communication, and calendaring of changes
  • Serve as contact within the Operations Department for all visual field communication regarding blueprints, layered buys and testing
  • Write visual directives to ensure accuracy and ease of execution in stores -- all directives to reinforce established visual standards
  • Build visual merchandising training workshops and facilitate in the field
  • Participate in corporate functions as needed; functions may include merchandiser meetings, quarterly field meetings, etc.
  • Participate in the creation and maintenance of the visual standards guide and standards tool
  • Support Area Managers and Store Managers on all visual projects including concept fixtures and new merchandising strategies
  • Travel required to support training workshops, Area Manager and Store execution related to visual merchandising and brand consistency
  • Providing excellent internal customer service to Area Managers & Store teams
  • Other duties/projects as required by management

Working Conditions:

  • Desk work/ computer screen time
  • Travel required to support training workshops, Area Manager and Store execution related to visual merchandising and brand consistency
  • Frequent time spent on feet in stores, manually working on sales floor (lifting; moving; setting)
  • Flexible hours, available weekends, nights (planogram sets), as projects & deadlines dictate

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently
  • Ability to work well with cross-functional business partners
  • Strong project management skills
  • Knowledgeable of current fashion and visual merchandising trends to interpret and apply to the brand
  • 2+ years of visual merchandising experience
  • 1+ years of experience developing plans for product schematics, planograms, and floor layouts
  • 1+ years of experience supporting the design & development of visual merchandising materials, or seasonal packages
  • 2 to 4 years of merchandising experience in a multi unit capacity and/or merchandising degree

Medical; Dental; Vision; HRA; FSA; LTD; Term Life; AD&D; 401k Plan; PTO; Excellent Employee Discount Program!

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Pay Rate: Competitive Salary; BOE

Pay Type: Salary

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Category: Main Office