West Elm Assistant Store Manager - Visual - New York,NY - West Elm in New York, New York

Assistant Store Manager - Visual - New York,NY - West Elm

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Date: Apr 16, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WE-12946

Area of Interest: Retail

Organization: Retail

Brand/Division: West Elm

Position Type: Full-time


discover your purpose...

Leads the store team to create an exceptional experience for customers & exceed sales goals. Manages all aspects of the customer experience to ensure the store is a neighborhood destination that promotes the lifestyle of the brand. Leads the store team in interpreting & executing visual inspiration to drive sales & convey the eclectic, creative & modern spirit of the Brand. Attracts, motivates, coaches & develops talent to maximize their potential.

who we are...

  • Our mission is to offer choice in products & services, build community through connections with clients & collaborators & focus on honest business practices in everything we do, from supply chain transparency to sustainability.

who you are...

  • Passionate about visual display & merchandising

  • Have a keen eye for design & unmatched attention to detail

  • Expert understanding of design & composition

  • Loves to coach, mentor, inspire & help grow your team in order to meet & exceed goals

  • Creative & imaginative thinker, with the ability to align with the West Elm aesthetic through visual displays

  • Thrive in an entrepreneurial environment & are consistently looking for ways to think outside-the-box

  • Proven success achieving results both independently & through others by fostering a spirit of teamwork

  • Risk-taker who is not afraid to go above & beyond to exceed a customers' expectations in order to close a sale

  • Agile leader who loves to prioritize, plan & adjust their schedule to ensure business goals are achieved

  • Loves to contribute in management & store meetings, offering suggestions for associate development, sales opportunities & organizational improvements

at west elm, you will...

  • Manage all visual aspects of the business including visual, display, merchandising & floorset execution

  • Own the business by identifying opportunities, developing & executing strategies & protect Company assets

  • Provide exceptional customer service in the store to achieve world-class service standards

  • Reinforce customer service principles by coaching staff on their successes & challenges

  • Attract, retain & develop top visual & display talent

  • Create & ensure a positive environment where all associates are treated fairly & with dignity in accordance with our People-First Philosophy

  • Be held accountable for the following brand competencies: operates with strategic agility, drives innovation & change, provides influential leadership, communicates effectively, develops self & others, creates teams & partnerships, focuses on the customer, models personal accountability, builds operations excellence & drives execution


what we're looking for...

  • 2-3 years of previous visual display & merchandising experience or management

  • Excellent communication, organization & leadership skills

  • Superior critical thinking skills to creatively identify challenges & develop action plans in a timely manner

  • Great time management skills & ability to execute multiple tasks & appropriately manage competing priorities

  • Ability to independently lead self & others to achieve results

  • Must be able to be mobile on the sales floor for extended periods of time

  • Availability to work closing shift a minimum of three times per week, inclusive of three Saturdays & two Sundays per month, in addition to annual inventory & entire holiday season (November through January)

  • Must be able to lift & mobilize medium to large items, up to 75 lbs., while utilizing appropriate equipment & safety techniques

bring your resume to life...

  • Does this sound like you? If so, please submit your resume, cover letter & any additional materials that will give us a peek into your personal style at home & your experience in a visual or display role (ie: Pinterest boards, Instagram, design portfolio, personal website, lifestyle blog, etc).

Empoyment/promotion into this role will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.

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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