Lead Visual Merchandiser (Full-Time) - Walmart

Winston Retail
Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Posted 5 days ago
$19.00 — $24.00 / hour
ContractorRetail & Wholesale


Position Summary:

Lead Visual Merchandisers (MC) create and execute merchandising strategies and solutions for apparel, accessories, and footwear within the women’s, men’s, boys’, girls’, and baby departments for a select set of Walmart stores across the United States. These merchandising strategies and solutions should be designed to create a positive brand experience and help to drive in store sales.

Each Lead Visual Merchandiser (MC) will lead a team of Support Visual Merchandisers (SSA) to plan, strategize, and execute enhanced visual merchandising standards. Lead VM will collaborate cross-functionally with Winston partners including Visual District Managers and Regional Managers. This role serves as a liaison and lead communicator with Walmart store leadership to promote a positive partnership across the store. The position reports directly to the Visual District Manager.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Partner with Store Management to create a positive working relationship and achieve project goals through morning meeting and huddle attendance, gathering sales numbers and feedback, and building trust between Winston Team and Walmart Store employees
  • Collaborate daily with the Support VMs on the development of visual merchandising strategies, solutions, and goals while ensuring all product is represented on the sales floor
  • Lead the team in the installation, execution, and maintenance of department vignettes. Work with the Support Visual Merchandisers to ensure vignettes and other special installations continue to elevate the overall department experience and present a strong visual message for customers
  • Ensure the team is following all Walmart store processes and protocol
  • Lead the team in executing merchandising strategies in a manner that is least disruptive to the store and protects the customer experience. Ensure all working areas, including signage storage area, are always organized and well maintained
  • Provide training and coaching to Support VM staff as needed including developing team’s overall merchandising standards and ability to elevate execution
  • Provide timely completion of daily Store Visit Report and photo requirements, clearly communicating the team’s daily accomplishments
  • Elevate any Support VM concerns or Store Management concerns to the Visual District Manager


Required Skills and Experience:
  • 3-5 years of retail merchandising experience within apparel, footwear, and accessories
  • Managed a team of 3-10+ people
  • Experience with implementing and the installation of vignettes or window displays within a retail environment
  • Proven experience developing and executing elevated visual merchandising concepts
  • Passion for retail merchandising and visual story telling in an engaging environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all Winston and Walmart personnel
  • Proven experience leading and coaching others in the accomplishment of daily goals
  • Ability to provide clear communication in both verbal and written reports
  • Strong work ethic, reliable and committed
  • Flexible, adaptable, dependable, and trustworthy
  • Proficient Computer skills (Microsoft Excel, Word, and Email)

Additional Position Requirements:

  • Technology: A smartphone is required for reporting purposes; tablets are not recommended. For iOS users, we recommend an iPhone 6 or greater and iOS of 12.0 or greater. For Android users, we recommend devices that are no more than 5 years old and updated to Android OS 9.0 or greater.
  • Ability to download and install an app on your smart phone, and upload reports via the app
  • Ability to lift to 25 pounds and be mobile for the entire duration of an 8-hour work shift
  • Availability: Full-Time 40 hrs/week including weekend availability

Benefits Include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Long-term/Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Term Life Insurance
  • Accident Insurance (supplemental insurance)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • FinFit Financial Wellness Tools
  • Working Advantage discount programs

Pay Rate:


Note that this range is representative of earning potential and actual pay will be based on skills, experience, and/or geographic location.

At Winston, we are ALL IN!

At Winston, our strength comes from an abundance of some of the most diverse talent in the market and our distinctive skill sets. We revel in our uniqueness. We welcome change that makes us stronger. Our goal is to make everyone within the Winston community know that they are valued, respected, and heard every day. This also applies to our talented applicants, and we are proud of the fact that we are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Winston Retail is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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