Visual Merchandising Manager

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted 16 days ago
Full timeManufacturing,Retail

New York City or San Francisco | |

At Rothy’s, we know there’s a better way to do business, and it starts by putting the planet and its people first. More than 125 million single-use plastic bottles and 400,000 pounds of ocean-bound marine plastic have been transformed into our signature thread, creating wardrobe staples that look just as good as they feel.

Striving for zero waste, we combine 3D knitting technology and handcrafted assembly to create machine washable styles that don’t compromise on comfort. From classic shoes to carry-everywhere bags, we create essentials for wherever you go.

Working to close Rothy’s loop by 2023, building a sustainable future is at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on fostering an inclusive environment at our HQ, retail stores and wholly-owned factory, and are growing our community every day.

About The Team

Our phenomenal Retail Operations team interacts with our customers in a super special way. Shopping at Rothy’s IRL is not your ordinary retail experience, so naturally, our staff is extraordinary too. Members of this team are experts in the fit, wear, and sizing of our shoes. They have deep knowledge of every style and out-of-this-world customer service skills. Our customers love shopping in stores due to the exceptional experiences they have with our Retail team.

Reporting to the Sr. Manager, Creative Retail Design, the Visual Merchandising (VM) Manager will be responsible for the overall presentation of products in all retail locations, by providing visual guidelines, training, producing VM standards and toolkits to stores. The role will require you to think both strategically and creatively, pushing our stores to the next level and beyond. The role will require frequent travel to retail locations, existing and upcoming, along with close communication and collaborative work with the Retail, Product and Merchandising teams at HQ.

What You’ll Do

  • Ensure all products are displayed to the highest standards across all retail locations and that the floor plans and product flows according to Rothy’s goals and objectives
  • Communicate the visual plans to all Retail teams on time; work closely with Store teams to ensure direction is clearly provided, then offer concise feedback to stores after VM update reports are submitted; provide relevant VM training
  • Have close communication with the Merchandisers to ensure you are up to date with the latest launches and exits from stores
  • Produce visual standards SOP and train Store teams to empower them to make VM decisions that align to brand standards
  • In collaboration with the wider Retail team, meet the overall brand vision through store displays, with a focus on experimenting and generating new ideas for product and presentation in store
  • Work closely with the Product teams to better understand and plan for our product and collections
  • Ensure all VM needs, such as fixturing, prices, signage is displayed correctly in store
  • Be responsible for the set-up of all new store openings

You Are

  • Excellent at collaborating and working cross-functionally
  • A clear and concise communicator
  • A leader and also a team player
  • Creative, strategic and experimental
  • Analytical
  • Able to travel

You Have

  • 5+ years experience with dominant focus on Visual Merchandising and management
  • A great eye for spatial orientation, styling and layouts in a physical space
  • Excellent understanding of product, placements, color stories, styles and storytelling
  • Ability to enhance customer experience through elevated and exciting product placements, taking the customer on a journey from window styling, all the way through the store
  • Have a great vision and understanding of Rothy’s and the products
  • Excellent skills in InDesign and Photoshop, along with Microsoft spreadsheets and documents
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to empower and motivate others
  • Ability to work with all levels within the business
  • Ability to work on weekends (very occasionally for store openings or events)

Our Benefits

  • Generous paid time off
  • 401k matching
  • Comprehensive health plans for you and your family
  • Supplemental mental health benefits
  • Healthy snacks
  • Monthly wellness reimbursement
  • Quarterly product allowance!

Rothy's is committed to the health and safety of our employees and customers. In support of that, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before their first day with Rothy's if allowed by applicable state law. If you have a health-related need or religious belief that prevents you from getting the vaccine, let's chat so we can explore reasonable accommodations. Have questions or concerns? Just let your recruiter know. We're happy to walk through them.

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