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Assistant Manager, Visual Merchandising - PBteen

Date: Jan 29, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PT-14954
Area of Interest: Visual Merchandising
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn Teen
Position Type: Full-time


The PBTeen Assistant Visual Manager will report to the Director of Visual Merchandising and will support all visual merchandising initiatives to enhance the aesthetic, uphold the standards, and ensure the profitability of the brand. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Store Visual Merchandising

* Partner with Merchandising team to develop individual seasonal floorplans, room sketches, and windows for each store that enhance the store aesthetic.
* Manage floorset process including coordinating with merchants, store operations and inventory to secure samples, execute floorset and put-back of store after completion,
* Coordinate and oversee photography of store.
* Manage the execution of the seasonal visual book including writing copy, working with graphics to include illustrations, marketing and signage, and oversee printing and distribution of book.
* Provide detailed How-Tos to stores.
* Partner with Marketing team to create and distribute marketing and signage.
* Source and send seasonal props.
* Travel to stores to assist with seasonal floorsets and special visual projects.

Concept/Merch Meeting Setups

* Assist with developing floorplan and timeline for execution.
* Partner product development or merchant team to collect samples and execute setup.
* Source and secure props and supplies.
* Assist with styling.
* Take photos of all presentations or coordinate professional photography sessions.
* Coordinate orderly tear down of setup and preparation for next presentation.

Store Support/Communication

* Oversee weekly Teen Visual Update to stores.
* Participate in retail conference calls with stores when relevent.

* React to store needs including visual adjustments, marketing, signage needs, etc.
* Coordinate seasonal video updates to stores.
* Coordinate design studio materials.
* Assist with production of visual training materials, ie. Visual Standards Binder and training videos.


* Assist with setup of special events including GMC, Board of Director's Meetings, Annual Kick-offs and PR Events.
* Keep archive of concept/merch presentations, visual books, seasonal store photos.
* Partner with Brand Marketing on any projects that require visual direction.
* Assist with creating visual calendar and ensuring visual deadlines are met
* Assist with tracking and staying on budget.


* 2 - 4 years experience in visual merchandising with multi-store responsibility.
* Previous project management experience in a deadline-driven environment.
* Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
* Ability to work independently.
* Proficient on a Mac.
* Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign programs

About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. Our family of brands includes Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room, and even outdoor spaces. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. In 2017, we acquired Outward, Inc., a 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform for the home furnishings and décor industry. Today, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas.


Once you are here, you can look forward to a wide variety of benefits. Our corporate vision--to enhance our customers' quality of life at home--extends to the lives of our associates. To that end, we offer an extensive benefits package 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
* Tax-free commuter benefits
* A wellness program that supports your physical, financial and emotional health
* In-person and online learning opportunities through WSI University, LearnIt and AcademyX
* Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities
* Quarterly sample sales
* A business casual work environment
* A bike share program
* Time off to volunteer
* Matching donations to qualifying nonprofit organizations
* Company-sponsored walks and runs
* Healthy, organic options in the cafeteria and an awesome salad bar
* Discounts on nearby gyms and other local businesses

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.

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.


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.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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