District Visual Manager, Full Time, Minneapolis Market- Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted 4 days ago
Full timeRetail
About The Role

Job Description

I nfluence the creative voice and visual direction of the brand. Collaborate with corporate leadership, creative and visual teams to interpret and execute seasonal installations, displays and merchandising. Foster creativity, craft and innovation within the market to keep Pottery Barn relevant, fresh and aspirational. Collaborate with store leadership to develop creative talent. Lead the District Manager, General Manager and store visual teams to engage customers through display and merchandising and convey the eclectic, creative and modern spirit of Pottery Barn.

You’re Excited About This Opportunity Because You Will...

  • Oversee execution of seasonal visual merchandising inspiration/directive
  • Ensure that all visual standards are maintained and elevated in each store within market
  • Translate inspiration and creative goals into action plans that ensure successful execution by stores within district/market
  • Identify opportunities and develop and execute strategies to maximize sales, react to sell-through/inventory and increase profitability through visual merchandising
  • Oversee all seasonal display strategy and ensure that all visual standards are maintained and elevated in each store
  • Lead the market in developing creative visual merchandising and displays/installations which inspire the customer and convey the spirit of Pottery Barn
  • Collaborate with creative teams and Regional Visual Manager to develop, execute and communicate a creative, visual engagement strategy
  • Lead, train, and inspire store teams on the Pottery Barn vision of visual merchandising and display. Conduct visual visits within market and create action plans to address execution, interpretation and development opportunities
  • Develop managers and associates to demonstrate the skills and competencies required to flawlessly execute and maintain visual merchandising
  • Assess and grow talent
  • Provide ongoing feedback and observations through store visit, individual development plans and performance management tools
  • Maximize team and individual performance through consistent coaching, feedback and performance management
  • Actively network, interview, select visual managers and associates to elevate talent.
  • Build positive working relationships with store management team, District Manager, General Manager, and brand partners to clarify priorities, share business insight and best practices Communicate openly to create an environment where all associates are treated with respect and diversity is valued, in accordance with our People First Philosophy
  • Communicate weekly visual updates to field management to ensure flawless execution.
  • Partner with DM,GM and store visual manager to strategize the manpower and resources needed for execution
  • Oversee mapping and planning phase of seasonal floorsets in partnership with the DM, GM and store visual managers
  • Review installation concepts and materials as well as walk through installation details with DM, GM and store visual managers to ensure alignment with Pottery Barn aesthetic
  • Manage and prioritize multiple projects
  • Work on multiple seasons congruently and communicate the schedule of installations and concept presentations in alignment with seasonal floorsets
  • Partner with DM, GM and visual manager to develop visual merchandising action plans to drive sell through and maximize the store's inventory/ownershi p

Why you will love working at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

  • We’re a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
  • A technologically and data-driven business
  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits
  • We’re at the forefront of tech and retail, redefining technology for the next generation
  • We’re passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience
  • We get to be creative daily
  • A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
  • We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative
  • We have fun!

We’re Excited About You Because...

  • 3-5 years visual merchandising experience with supervisory responsibilities of multiple stores
  • Ability to create a collaborative and creative environment that inspires and recognizes great ideas. Understanding of design, composition and aesthetics
  • Ability to maintain brand integrity through visual display techniques
  • Impeccable eye for detail
  • Proven ability to lead team to exceed goals while managing budgets
  • Ability to attract, retain and develop top talent
  • Ability to quickly adapt, develop and execute strategies successfully
  • Ability to motivate, inspire and influence others
  • Ability to lead self and others to achieve results
  • Strong business acumen to identify and address business opportunities
  • Excellent communication, planning, prioritizing & organizational skills
  • Basic computer knowledge with InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to be mobile on the sales floor for extended periods of time.
  • Availability to work flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to lift and mobilize medium to large items, up to 75 lbs., while utilizing appropriate equipment and safety techniques.
  • Requires frequent overnight travel.


Once you are here, you can look forward to a wide variety of benefits designed to help you grow, personally and professionally, to keep you healthy, to prepare you for the unexpected, to care for your family and to build a secure future. Depending on your position and your location, here’s a look at what you might be eligible for:

  • A generous discount on all Williams Sonoma Inc. brands through multiple shopping channels
  • A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
  • Paid vacations, holidays and other time-off programs
  • Health benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance; health and dependent care tax-free spending accounts; medical, family and bereavement leave; same-sex domestic partner benefits; short- and long-term disability programs; life and travel insurance; an employee assistance program
  • A wellness program that supports your physical, financial and emotional health
  • In-person and online learning opportunities through WSI University
  • Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities

WSI will not now or in the future commence an immigration case or "sponsor" an individual for this position (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration

This role is not eligible for relocation assistance.

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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer . Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

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