Visual Merch - Store
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You're excited about this opportunity because you will... * Create engaging experiences for customers by sharing expertise on styling, decorating & entertaining * Seek out & promote innovative ways to make West Elm a neighborhood destination for inspiration * Interpret & execute visual inspiration to drive sales & convey the eclectic, creative & modern spirit of the brand * Ensure merchandising & displays are visually compelling to drive sales * Model & coach associates on how to uphold visual standards * Promote the lifestyle & protect the image of the West Elm Brand * Makes the store a fun, inspirational neighborhood destination * Continually seek out inspiration, trends & ways to elevate product, decorating & styling expertise * Replenish the sales floor regularly & maintain visual presentation & displays * Execute floorset to reflect the inspiration, standards & spirit of the directive within required timeframe * Foster an environment where all associates are treated fairly & with dignity & respect, in accordance with our People-First Philosophy * Collaborate with the sales team by appreciating & valuing the talents & contributions of others * 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 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... * 1-3 years of experience in merchandising or visual role * 1-2 years experience in home related design or visual merchandising preferred. Specialty retail preferred * Effective communication, organization and leadership skills. * Proven ability to motivate and influence others through personal actions and examples. * College degree preferred or equivalent job experience. Technical Competencies required: * HM: List any technical requirements, if applicable. For example: * Deep understanding of numerous networking protocols such as OSPF, BGP, VRRP, DNS, DHCP, proxy functions (forward and reverse), security protocols (IPSec, SSL, etc.), real-time protocols for voice (Skinny, SIP, H.323, MGCP), in addition to WAN communications protocols including MPLS, DWDM, OC carrier, BRI/PRI * Familiarization with cloud/storage services * Basic scripting skills in Python, Perl, iRules, TCL, Chef/Puppet or Go a plus Physical Requirements: * Ability to be mobile on the sales floor for extended periods of time * Ability to operate POS system * Ability to lift and mobilize medium to large items, up to 75 pounds, while utilizing appropriate equipment and safety techniques Benefits: 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 * Tax-free commuter benefits * 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 * Location specific sample sales * A business casual work environment * San Francisco based bike share program * Time off to volunteer * Matching donations to qualifying nonprofit organizations * Company-sponsored community involvement * Various discounts on 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. FOR SF ONLY: 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.