Visual Merchandiser

Location
New York, New York
Posted
14 Jul 2020
Closes
26 Aug 2020
Ref
4791203002
Level
Manager
Visual Merchandiser will increase sales, get buyer's attention and provide an exceptional in-store experience. Under the direction of the Visual Manager, the Visual Merchandiser is responsible for but not limited to the overall aesthetic and functionality of store's visual and merchandising standards. This involves receiving, distributing and merchandising daily delivery units, monthly display roll-outs (installation and breakdown), as well as visual and merchandising maintenance. As the chief point of contact for new merchandising initiatives, you will be responsible for communicating key information that is vital to the success of the initiative.

You will help train the store team about design concepts, visual display standards, and the proper maintenance of the overall merchandising efforts. By providing on-the-job training, feedback, and recognition, you will motivate other members of the store team to actively support visual merchandising brand standards.

What You Get To Do Every Day
  • Daily early morning product delivery distribution and merchandising.
  • Liaise with various team members from ops, housekeeping, sales, and management.
  • Weekly store photo package and touch base with the Visual Director to review the specific location's successes and needs for improvement.
  • Assist the Visual Director in sourcing local materials and contractors.
  • Work closely with the Store Director to make sure all displays and merchandising are having a positive effect on sales and customer experience in order to maximize profitability.
  • Assist with organizing, installing and dismantling all in-store events and workshops as needed.
  • Early morning - midday schedule with the occasional late night installation.
  • Train and inspire new hires and temps on VM brand standards and maintenance responsibilities.
  • Work closely with management and ops on building and architectural upkeep.

What You Bring To The Role
  • 5-10 years of retail visual merchandising experience.
  • Computer articulate including Google programs, excel, word, etc.
  • Photoshop skills are preferred but not essential.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to work early mornings or nights and occasional weekends.
  • Strong eye for design at a luxury level.
  • Ability to excel in a high paced retail environment.
  • A well-versed knowledge of Women's and Men's high fashion.
  • Energetic and collaborative attitude.
  • Problem-solving and strategic thinker.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Detailed oriented.
  • Management of any freelancers, artisans and outside contractors.

The RealReal is the world's largest online marketplace for authenticated, consigned luxury goods. With a rigorous authentication process overseen by experts, The RealReal provides a safe and reliable platform for consumers to buy and sell their luxury items. We have 150+ in-house gemologists, horologists and brand authenticators who inspect thousands of items each day. As a sustainable company, we give new life to pieces by hundreds of brands, from Gucci to Cartier, supporting the circular economy. We make consigning effortless with free in-home pickup, drop-off service and direct shipping for individual consignors and estates. At our stores in LA, NYC and San Francisco, customers can shop, consign, and meet with our experts. At our 10 Luxury Consignment Offices, four of which are in our retail stores, our expert staff provides free valuations. Founded in 2011 and listed publicly in 2019 (Nasdaq: REAL), we're growing fast and fundamentally changing the way people buy and sell luxury - a multi-billion dollar industry. Build your career with us and enjoy 401K matching, health, dental and vision insurance, commuter flex spending, healthcare flex spending, generous PTO, a mother's room, and flexible work hours!

The RealReal is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or Veteran status. We will consider qualified applicants for a position regardless of arrest or conviction records, consistent with legal requirements. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

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