L.L.Bean, Inc

Field Visual Merchandiser, Flagship Freeport Campus

Job ID
12501-2017
Maine
Shift
Variable
Freeport

Overview

L.L.Bean is looking for a Retail Field Visual Merchandiser for our Flagship Campus located in Freeport, ME. Freeport Campus Stores include Flagship, Hunt/Fish, Home, Bike/Boat/Ski and Outlet. This Merchandiser will drive top line sales/profits through compelling outdoor lifestyle presentation and bring the merchandise vision to life in assigned stores. They will also have to execute floor layouts, fixture plans, and activity based merchandising strategy for all product categories in assigned stores as well as ensure Brand consistency in customer experience through presentation utilizing Home Office direction, industry best practices and information sharing across stores.

 

L.L.Bean has something for anyone who wants to build a successful career. Love of the outdoors is a common thread among our employees, whether they enjoy active outdoor interests or more casual, relaxed weekend activities. And we’re as passionate about Retail Stores as we are about the outdoors. We are embarking on a major store expansion initiative, which will expand our world-famous brand into exciting new markets across the country.

Responsibilities

  • Teach, train and develop Visual Leads in stores within defined geography
  • Manage a team of visual coordinators including recruiting, hiring and developing top talent
  • Understand Seasonal Strategy and interpret supporting visual plans by developing effective balance of space equations in each store
    • Create appropriate department flow and adjacency thru space and architecture in each store  
    • Consistently maintain and follow all approved presentation standards for all product groups
  • Support new stores within territory
    • Fixture level planning
    • Participate in store fit up
  • Operate as field point of contact for a defined group of stores escalating global issues to Home Office and managing resolution
  • Develop and employ read and react merchandising tactics for sell thru and inventory outs
  • Identify regular space plan for sale products in assigned stores
  • Ensure compliance in execution of our customer communication strategy
  • Maximize all marketing strategies related to presentation of product
  • Assume oversight for all fixture counts, visual components and marketing collateral
  • Operate as Home Office liaison
  • Shop the competition on a regular basis
  • Know and follow all safety rules and procedures and report any unsafe working conditions to leader
  • Perform additional related responsibilities as requested

 

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. Ensures compliance of front line employees with comprehensive Health and Safety program.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated presentation skills
  • Demonstrated retail store experience
  • Creative and visual skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities to meet deadlines
  • High quality standards, detail orientated
  • Strong balance of creative presentation skills and results orientation
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Independent thinking skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Collaborative orientation, team player
  • Word, Excel, AutoCad, Outlook

Education Level:  Associate degree or equivalent    

Experience Level: 3 to 5 years

 

 

Much has changed since our start in 1912, but the important things remain the same. The values that the company's founder, L.L. Bean (Leon Leonwood Bean) was raised to believe in were simple and deeply ingrained. Nature is something to be revered. Family ties are a priority. Being neighborly is a matter of course. And "do unto others" is not just a saying but a way of life. When L.L. launched his company, he believed so strongly in the Golden Rule that he made it the foundation of his business.

Over the past few years L.L.Bean has received numerous accolades including being named #1 on Forbes 2016 Best Employers List, thanks to the corporate culture and unique benefits we offer our employees:

  • An excellent total compensation package
  • Enhanced 401K retirement package
  • Health care, including domestic partner and family coverage, across medical, dental, and vision
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care
  • Life insurance, including domestic partner and dependent coverage
  • Outdoor experience days in addition to paid vacation and personal time
  • Generous discounts on L.L.Bean merchandise and Outdoor Discovery School adventures
  • Employee Referral Award Program
  • Employee Store
  • Equipment loan program from the Employee Use Room
  • Access to pro deal program discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Access to L.L.Bean cabins and tent sites at Rangeley Lake for personal use

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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