Rent the Runway is hiring a

Flagship - Visual Merchandiser

About Rent the Runway:

Described by Forbes as “Tech’s Next Billion Dollar Star” Rent the Runway is set to disrupt the $1.7T Global Fashion Industry by ensuring that rental is a habitual, convenient, daily part of getting dressed.  We believe that every woman in the U.S. and soon every woman in the world, should have a subscription to fashion that is powered by a mobile-first experience, aided by top-notch customer service and serviced by omni-channel capabilities. We also believe that fashion is an industry that should be democratized by giving everyone access to the real thing and the associated feelings of self-confidence that comes with. Since our launch in late 2009, we have raised over $125MM and built a transformative business model, proprietary technology all coded in-house, a unique reverse-logistics operation and one of the most beloved brands on earth. 5MM women in the U.S. are members of our community - many have used Rent the Runway for some of the most important events in their lives. We have also launched a foundation to support female entrepreneurship and help women build scalable businesses. There is a revolutionary spirit in our founding DNA that permeates to our culture today; Our team is smart, aggressive, entrepreneurial and ready to continue challenging old systems and rewriting new rules.

In December 2016, Rent The Runway will be launching its NYC Flagship Store, an impressive 4,500 sq foot retail space in the heart of the Flatiron District. Ours isn’t just a store….it’s the Dream Closet of the website brought to life.  Instead of looking like a traditional store with mannequins and racks, ours will look like a closet stocked with bountiful options, as if to convey to the shopper that this is their actual fantasy closet, and they can take what they want from it. Likewise, it won’t function like a traditional store – shoppers can sign up for a fitting room, connect to see more styles online, and pick up a last minute rental.  We’ll also have our version of the ‘Genius Bar’, called the RTR Bar, to help customers post order (with pick up, drop off, and exchange).

The Position Overview:

We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic leader with a keen eye for visuals and strong merchandising skills to own all aspects of visual merchandising in our fast-paced and ever evolving retail store. By partnering directly with the Director of Visual Merchandising and the retail store team, the ideal candidate will bring our brand to life by offering our customers a seamless shopping experience every day.

The Visual Merchandiser will report directly to the Store Manager and the Director of Visual Merchandising and will contribute directly to the growth and expansion of our Store.

Responsibilities

  • Execute and maintain visual standards as set by Director of Visual Merchandising
  • Actively maintain store appearance; keeping merchandise fully stocked and organized while ensuring that the store itself is clean and well presented
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of online product as well as current store stock availability on the sales floor and backroom
  • Implement window installations and interior displays
  • Create enthusiasm for visuals presentations by inspiring, training and supporting peers
  • Conduct daily inspections of sales floor to insure all standards are in place
  • Provides valuable feedback in regards to merchandising opportunities and immediate improvement execution
  • Communicates visual standards and updates to team members, ensuring consistency amongst a diverse team of stylists, sales associates, greeters, operations, and management
  • Act as the face of Rent the Runway by providing incredible customer service with style
  • Demonstrate knowledge of products and services, using this knowledge to build sales and interact with clients

Requirements

  • Ability to commit a minimum of 40 hours per week
  • A minimum of 3+ years visual retail and merchandising experience
  • Ability to work early mornings, evenings and weekends with flexible hours
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Strong analytical, organizational and communication skills
  • Strong styling capabilities
  • High energy level
  • Interest in fashion is strongly preferred

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