Area Visual Manager - St. Louis

Old Navy
Ladue, Missouri, United States
16 Sep 2020
16 Oct 2020
About Old Navy

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you're choosing a different path. From day one, we've been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season.

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we're family.

About the role

Area Visual Manager ensures the integrity of the Brand through consistent execution of the Old Navy Global vision and North America initiatives specific to visual merchandising direction within their assigned District or Districts. The Area Visual Manager drives execution that upholds the visual merchandising standards within the District(s). The Area Visual Manager partners with the District Manager to ensure accountability for product and presentation direction; identifies needs, develops plans and follows up to ensure effective execution. An Area Visual Manager supports by providing a mixture of classroom training and hands on merchandising in their District(s). They are the primary change leader, subject matter expert and communicator for their stores about all brand, district, region and territory initiatives. The Area Visual Manager works closely with the District Managers and is part of the District Leadership team.

What you'll do

  • As an AVM, you are part of the greater Field Visual Team, along with your Regional and Territory teams.

  • You collaborate with your RVM, Regional Director and District Managers to coach, teach, and uphold the brand visual merchandising standards.

  • You drive brand loyalty by ensuring exceptional customer experience through well-merchandised, visually engaging, brand appropriate environments throughout the Region.

  • You ensure regional, district, and store teams understand the Old Navy global brand vision and North America initiatives; reinforcing company goals and objectives at the store level.

  • You identify and use multiple ways to achieve goals in case of obstacles; plan for contingencies; identify opportunities in own area to contribute to the commercial success of the enterprise.

Your primary business partner is the Regional Visual Manager and District Manager.

Who you are

  • Grow profitable sales through business analysis to identify and synthesize wins and opportunities. Uses tools and resources to help identify root cause analysis.

  • Deliver Brand merchandising and visual standards by execution of brand style guide, playbook and flexing directions.

  • Partner with the District Managers to identify developmental opportunities relating to visual merchandising to build skills and capabilities.

  • Effectively communicate to provide feedback and solutions by identifying successes or opportunities regarding store presentations to store management and District Managers

  • Conduct and participate in store visits focusing on presentation standards, brand integrity, identity business opportunities.

  • Coordinate and conduct visual merchandising workshops with the District Managers.

  • Weekly touch base with RVM/ Visual Director to hindsight and foresight business needs and opportunities.

  • Demonstrated ability to: drive results; execute based upon company direction and business acumen; influence and motivate others.

  • Demonstrated ability to continually embrace challenges, take risks, learn fast and welcome change.

  • Demonstrated ability to actively learn and immediately apply learnings into decisions and behaviors.

  • Minimum of 3+ year store experience, merchandising, high volume, complex business leadership.

  • Flexible to work days, nights, weekends and holidays to meet the needs of the business.

  • Ability to travel overnight as required

  • Able to lift 30 lbs.

Benefits at Old Navy

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees

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