L.L.Bean, Inc

Visual Merchandising Lead

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L.L.Bean has been a trusted source for quality apparel, reliable outdoor equipment and expert advice for over 100 years.  Leon Leonwood Bean (L.L. Bean) founded his business in 1912 on a passion for the outdoors, a profound believe in honesty, and an unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Since we opened for business, the principles of innovation, integrity, service and respect have helped develop our brand and fueled our success.  

As Lead for L.L.Bean in our Retail Store in Skokie, IL you'll be joining one of the most respected retailers in the country.  Satisfy your craving for problem solving in an active, busy job in a great work environment.  You'll have the opportunity to use your ability to improve processes and organize to create efficient merchandise receiving and replenishment processes.  Develop your leadership skills as you assist the area supervisor in creating a positive, engaged and focused work environment.



Provides world-class customer service to support business and department goals. Coordinates work processes and recommends staffing levels to maximize efficiency and performance. Assigns tasks/jobs to front-line employees.

Delivers merchandising results in assigned area (apparel or footwear) under direction of the Assistant Store Manager.

Job Tasks:

  • Delivers legendary world-class customer service
  • Coordinates work processes, assigns work to front line employees within assigned area and recommends staffing levels
  • Provides ongoing training and support to front-line employees
  • In partnership with store managers, addresses employee issues/conflicts and provides input, feedback and coaching to front-line employees
  • Assists with interview and hiring processes
  • Assumes Leader on Duty responsibilities in absence of store leaders
  • Promotes the Learn, Try, Buy and Enjoy experience
  • Leads and executes compliance with Loss Prevention policies and procedure
  • Delivers merchandising results in assigned area (apparel or footwear)
  • Executes store specific merchandising, price change and promotional events and seasonal floorset directives
  • Delivers legendary world-class customer service
  • Ensure all displays/forms are executed per direction and maintained over the course of the Floor Set.
  • Responsible for graphic/signage store compliance.
  • Execute Window strategies per direction and timeline.
  • Partner with Home Office Visual as required/necessary. 


Health and Safety Requirement: Ensures compliance with the L.L.Bean comprehensive Health and Safety program by knowing and following all safety guidelines, policies, procedures and expectations. Takes immediate and appropriate action to rectify any unsafe conditions.



  • Associate's degree or equivalent with at least 2 years of relevant retail experience
  • Demonstrated customer service experience in a retail store environment
  • Strong organizational skills with effective communication skills
  • Experience in providing coaching and feedback
  • Relevant computer systems knowledge and experience required
  • Ability to maintain a high level of enthusiasm, motivation and a positive attitude
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Previous experience in apparel and/or footwear merchandising
  • Previous experience in visual displays 

L.L.Bean offers a competitive wage and benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), vacation, sick and holiday pay as well as a significant (20-33.3%) employee discount. For more details, please refer to the benefits section on our website at www.llbeancareers.com


We recognize the importance of diversity in creating a better world and a stronger organization.  L.L.Bean is an equal opportunity employer.


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