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Visual Merchandising Manager

Job ID 5716 Date posted 07/02/2020 Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
We are Aaron’s - an industry leader in the sales and lease-to-own retail industry known for quality brand names and superior customer service. We provide our team members the opportunity to reach their full potential in a team-oriented, high-energy, recognition-based environment with competitive pay and benefits. This is much more than a job – it is a career with purpose.

Coordinates the visual merchandising presentation of all categories of products in the company stores in partnership with the DMM and CMO.This includes layout of the categories in-store, category adjacencies within the store, vignette layout and presentation and visual enhancements (imagery, accessories, etc.) This position is a part of Aaron’s Buying Team and reports to the DMM.The role works cross-functionally with Aaron’s Buying team, Marketing, e-Commerce, and influences our store operations with guidance on best practices and corporate guidelines.

·Guides brand visual presentation standards in conjunction with the merchants and ensure they are followed

·Conducts a photo review process and gives guidance when needed

·Manages training tools to ensure the Visual Merchandising team applies unified principles across all stores:

oVisual Directives

oBest Practice and Standard Guidelines

·Partners with Merchants to accessorize furniture buys to ensure overall look of the showroom, mix, and pricing

·Works cross functionally with Store Operations to guide to Division Merchandisers

·Partners with Store Development and Merchandising team to execute new store openings and appropriate product placement and visual appeal within the store

·Manages for Quarterly Hot Zone execution in coordination with the DMM and merchants (layout, presentation, guidance)

·Partners with the Marketing and eCommerce teams on pre-and post-production for any shoots in which the result will be customer facing (prop sourcing, styling, etc.)

·Actively involved with Gen5 store execution: product presentation, floor placement/layouts, accessory merchandising (art, table top rugs).

·Store map development: work with DMM, merchants, and real estate team to develop store planograms.

        Effectively communicates to all levels of the organization merchandising strategy and direction for an upcoming quarter. Responsible for communicating merchandising vision and strategy to internal and external groups

Education and Experience:

·Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or related experience

        Minimum 5 years of Visual Merchandising experience.

Required Skills and Competencies:

·Demonstrates strong people, problem solving, communication,

organization, time management, and multi-tasking skills

·Ability to give presentations to large groups and/or Senior Leadership

·Ability to work independently, positively handle conflict, and work in a
fast paced environment

·Display detail-oriented approach to work

·Ability and proficiency in Microsoft Office products

·Ability to travel as needed

·Ability to execute Company and Merchandising strategic initiatives

·Strategic thinker with the ability problem solve, as well as develop new

·Ability to deal with physical rigors of store set up (climbing ladders,
moving product, etc.)

·Professional ethics – Adheres to Aaron’s key
policies, practices and procedures; applies ethical principles and values to
the requirements of the role. Strives for quality and excellence and encourages
others to do the same

·Time management – Demonstrates efficiency and
persistence, managing own time and ensuring engagement deadlines and objectives
are met

·Governance, risk and control

·Business acumen – Knowledge, insight and understanding
of business concepts, tools and processes that are needed for making sound
decisions in the context of the company's business; ability to apply this
knowledge appropriately to diverse situations

·Communication – Understanding of effective
communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit,
receive and accurately interpret ideas, information and needs through the
application of appropriate communication behaviors. This includes the ability
to describe or explain complex processes and issues in a concise manner

·Persuasion and collaboration – Nurtures and builds
effective partnerships with clients to achieve results; team player,
comfortable working on multiple teams/projects simultaneously and
independently, as needed

·Critical thinking – Understanding of the issues
related to the decision-making process; ability to analyze situations fully and
accurately, and reach productive decisions

·Improvement and innovation – Champions change, continuous
improvement and innovation and supports others in the pursuit of these

·Professionalism -

Team members enjoy access to career training and advancement opportunities, and are
rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes: 
  • Paid time off including vacation days, sick days and holidays
  • Medical, dental & vision insurance
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Disability benefits
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Team Member purchase discounts
About Aaron’s
At Aaron’s we offer sales and lease-to-ownership of specialty items including furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances, and accessories throughout the United States and Canada. Our customers shop at Aaron’s for the same reason you should choose us for the next step in your career – our ability to positively influence people’s lives. If you are looking for a company with the passion and dedication to make a difference in the lives of customers and team members alike, join us today.

Aaron's is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, celebrates our team members' differences, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, pregnancy, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, military duty, gender expression, genetic information, or any other protected class. Candidates who require accommodation during the recruitment process should contact

Aaron's is an Equal Opportunity Employer 
LOCATION: Kennesaw, Georgia View Map

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