DownEast Outfitters Visual Merchandising Specialist in Meridian, Idaho

Do you love making things look beautiful?! Are you passionate about home furnishings and decor? Do you have a creative vision & eye for style? If yes, check out this incredible opportunity and bring your passion and expertise to DownEast!

The Visual Merchandising Specialist will assist in preparing and displaying all merchandise in our retail home stores and will play an integral role in merchandising product for our DownEast Home locations. This role is critical in creating the customer experience by bringing our DownEast stories to life.

Overall Job Function: Responsible for creatively presenting the product according to the DownEast guidelines and with direction from the Home Visual Merchandise Manager as well as the Store Manager. The VM Specialist will act as a Sales Associate between visual projects and will provide excellent customer service to customers. THIS IS A RETAIL STORE POSITION with an hourly rate based on experience.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Executing store visual merchandising plan based on Visual Merchandising Manual, planograms, retail sales floor guides and visual updates
  • Ensuring consistent and timely implementation of all DownEast visual standards, adaptations, and signage placement
  • Receiving, replenishing, and displaying all furniture & accessories using direction from Home Visual Merchandising Manager
  • Maintaining and adapting merchandise presentation based on current business needs, i.e., new product introductions and inventory sell-through
  • Creating new displays and design elements as needed
  • Working as a Sales Associate and providing excellent customer service on the floor between merchandising projects
  • Assisting customers and confidently making recommendations to help them discover their personal style

Skills that we look for in our VM Specialists:

  • Strong visual merchandising skills with the ability to tell stories and drive business through merchandising
  • Ability togenerate & implement creative ideas (basedon direction from DownEast Home Visual Merchandise Manager)
  • Passion and enthusiasm for home decor
  • Dependability! We expect the job to get done by the deadline
  • Desire to provide visual guidance to team members when/as needed
  • Exceptional customer service and strong communication skills
  • Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • The ability to take direction, but also adapt and go with the flow when needed
  • Being a self-starter; the ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Develop and foster a working relationship with management and team
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills

Minimum Candidate Qualifications:

To perform the job successfully, this individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Previous retail visual merchandising experience
  • Degree in interior design or merchandising preferred but not required
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, bend, crouch, stretch, engage in repetitive motions, push, pull and carry items (furniture and accessories etc.)
  • Ability to lift, push, pull 40 pounds without assistance & 75 pounds with assistance
  • Ability to climb a ladder and use a step stool

Location: Meridian, ID, USA

Employment Type: Part-time

Pay Type: Hourly

Pay Rate: DOE