Visual Merch Specialist

Overview

About Bonobos

We are on a mission to make fits and connections that inspire people to be themselves. Our Bonobos menswear brand is known for being a style instigator and offering perfect-fit risks through our innovative retail model and personalized experience. Launched online in 2007 with its signature line of chinos, Bonobos now offers a variety of styles available to order online and to try on at any one of our 60+ Guideshop locations. Our Guideshops are in-real-life stores that deliver one-on-one service and expert fit advice. Don't think traditional retail, Bonobos is something you haven't seen before.

The Bonobos team is vibrant, collaborative, and inclusive. We value self-awareness, empathy, intellectual honesty, positive energy, and judgment, often over experience. We've created a culture where collaboration and communication are paramount, all while making time for fun and celebrating extraordinary efforts.

About Express, Inc.

Express, Inc. is a multi-brand fashion retailer whose portfolio includes Express, Bonobos and UpWest. The Company operates an omnichannel platform as well as physical and online stores. Grounded in a belief that style, quality and value should all be found in one place, Express is a brand with a purpose - We Create Confidence. We Inspire Self-Expression. - powered by a styling community. Bonobos is a menswear brand known for exceptional fit and an innovative retail model. UpWest is an apparel, accessories and home goods brand with a purpose to Provide Comfort for People & Planet.

The Company has over 530 Express retail and Express Factory Outlet stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, the Express.com online store and the Express mobile app; over 60 Bonobos Guideshop locations and the Bonobos.com online store; and 13 UpWest retail stores and the UpWest.com online store. Express, Inc. is traded on the NYSE under the symbol EXPR. For more information about our Company, please visit www.express.com/investor and for more information about our brands, please visit www.express.com, www.bonobos.com or www.upwest.com.

Location Name

New York Office

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Bonobos is a seeking a Visual Merch Specialist to provide support to the Visual Merchandising Team by implementing compelling and impactful presentations in our Guideshops based on key investments and marketing initiatives. In this highly visible role, you will contribute to driving the overall business within our Guideshops while simultaneously setting the tone of how our brick-and-mortar stores look for years to come.
  • Execute floor and window changes at our various Bonobos full-price retail and outlet locations to highlight and showcase all key product initiatives to drive traffic and increase sales.
  • Work closely with merchant teams to understand product categories and key item strategies.
  • Travel between Guideshops to execute guidelines, conduct walkthroughs, and provide VM training for field teams.
  • Provide insightful monthly photo review feedback for the field teams.
  • Support the Manager of Visual merchandising with the monthly directive creation process.
  • Execute focused visual training exercises in Guideshops using standards and training tools to educate store team members and ensure consistent execution.
  • New York Market: Communicate regularly with New York field leadership and provide in-person visual presentation feedback and direction.
  • Support new store openings, special events setups, showroom updates, and other visual installations.


Required Experience & Qualifications:
  • 1-2 years of visual merchandising or retail experience with multi-unit and omnichannel brands whose work demonstrates seamless communications manifested within brick-and-mortar stores.
  • Able to travel, as needed, for store visits and new store openings.
  • Ability to work early mornings, nights, and occasional weekends
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office, Keynote, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to lift and move up to 25-50 lbs.


Critical Skills & Attributes
  • Have a strong comprehension of display production, visual merchandising standards, and monthly floor set processes.
  • Possess excellent communication skills to relay strategies to store teams effectively.
  • Consider yourself flexible and quick thinking and work independently and cross-functionally within a fast-paced work environment.


Benefits and Compensation:

Express, Inc. offers a range of benefits to help protect full-time associates health and long-term financial security including:
  • Medical, pharmacy, dental and vision coverage
  • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with Company match
  • Merchandise discount
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental leave for new moms and dads

Part-time associates may be eligible to receive paid sick leave, public health emergency leave and to participate in the 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with Company match. Additionally, part-time associates are eligible to receive a merchandise discount, and to choose voluntary benefits through YouDecide. Full-time associates may be eligible to participate in our incentive plan.

Actual compensation offered is dependent upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, work location, education, relevant skills and experience of the candidate.

Early Entry

Salary Range

$64,400 - $88,000

Closing

An equal opportunity employer, Express, Inc. does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or any other terms and conditions of employment hiring on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected characteristic. Express, Inc. only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States. Express, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation because of a disability to search and apply for a listed job position, please call 1-800-964-9793 and say 'Associate Relations' or send an e-mail to AssociateRelations@Express.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notification to Agencies : Please note that Express, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express, Inc. will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.