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Senior Visual Merchandising Specialist - Styling

Old Navy
San Francisco, California, United States
Closing date
24 May 2024

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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

The Senior Visual Merchandising Specialist - Styling is responsible for supporting the creation and execution of global visual directives to achieve compelling visual styling and displays in store. They digitally and physically style mannequins and create compelling displays in partnership with the visual merchandising team to execute the full-scale presentations of all product that has been developed through the line adoption process, while also managing the sample intake process. This role works closely with cross functional partners to gather data needed for monthly store sets, windows and event zones. They participate in all key product milestones for their division.

What You'll Do

  • Maintain a pulse on current and relevant market and visual styling trends. Actively discuss and suggest key styling trends based on research to be used in storeset. Lead styling POV for respective divisions.
  • Partner with Senior Manager of Styling and divisional VM Managers to plan and execute overall Styling needs for entire box.
  • Always have a customer mindset first and doing what is right for the store teams.
  • Synthesize current competitive styling trends, store experience themes, customer needs, and team creative brainstorms in order to create novel and useful updates to the Old Navy store experience through visual displays.
  • Manage the in-season sample process for the entire Visual Merchandising division, identifying efficiencies with irganization and time saving tactics.
  • Proactively collaborate with cross functional partners and Visual Merchandising teams to support store set process-including outfitting and displays, and prepare to present to internal teams.
  • Create mannequin looks and displays for all divisions that enhance the seasonal brand point of view and are a compliment to the visual merchandising presentation.
  • Support brand big ideas and family moments by creating front of store and window mannequins pods in partnership with the Visual Merchandising team. Synthesize trend and brand objectives to delver a string POV.
  • Design relevant monthly How-To's in partnership with the Vis Comms team to capture styling details, trend + color focus, display composition, and window elevation guiding principles to aid in consistent store execution.
  • Active involment and operational efficiency during all store sets, through digital and physical outputs to achieve visual communication deliverables - ensure balanced workload, participate in divisional and cross-functional meetings as appropriate, regulate project timelines and ensure all deliverables are met
  • Identify and solve photo production opportunities through active participation in monthly visual storesets.
  • Work with key cross-functional business partners (Design, Merchandising, and Stores) to support business objectives
  • Prepare written communication-including monthly style guides and event communication
  • Actively support the Product Creation lifecycle with Design and Merchandising to ensure the product comes to life through compelling storytelling in support of brand strategies, and appropriate assortment levels across the fleet
  • Manage competing priorities between digital and physical sample management and outfitting.
  • Participate in detailed planning and execution of monthly window styling including elevation translations for various store types.
  • Partner with peers to develop and share best practices in systems, processes, etc.
  • Participate in special projects as needed, taking a leadership role as necessary.
  • Travel as needed

Who You Are

  • 2-4 years styling and or retail visual styling store experience
  • Elevated fashion and styling sense with the ability to incorporate new fashion trends into projects
  • Creative problem solver and critical thinker who is familiar with developing creative solutions.
  • Organization and time management skills with the ability to multi-task. Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to influence peers and crossfunctional teams.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills preferred -Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of emerging digital tools

Benefits at Old Navy

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet 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

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. In 2022, we were recognized by Forbes as one of the World's Best Employers and one of the Best Employers for Diversity.

Salary Range: $79,800 - $105,800 USD
Employee pay will vary based on factors such as qualifications, experience, skill level, competencies and work location. We will meet minimum wage or minimum of the pay range (whichever is higher) based on city, county and state requirements.

US CandidatesPlease note that effective, June 30, 2022, Gap Inc. will no longer require any of its employees to wear face masks or require proof of COVID vaccination, unless required by local or state/provincial mandates or as part of Gap Inc's quarantine guidelines after being exposed to or testing positive for COVID. Therefore, please disregard any language in any job posting that refers to Gap Inc.'s face mask and proof of vaccination policy as said policy is no longer effective.


Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that believes in the democracy of style, making high quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, while delivering incredible value, and fun, unique store experiences. Old Navy opened its first store in 1994 in the United States and since has expanded its international presence with Company-operated stores in Canada, China, and Mexico, as well as franchise stores in seven countries. Customers can purchase Old Navy products globally in Company-operated and franchise stores and online.

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