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Wayfair Sr. Visual Merchandising Manager - Home Improvement in Boston, Massachusetts

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wayfair's Physical Retail team is seeking a Senior Manager of Visual Merchandising, Home Improvement, for the Wayfair Brand. This role will be an integral part of the visual team that will help develop and implement the playbook to stand up and scale stores in North America for the Wayfair brand.&nbsp;</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Senior Manager of Visual Merchandising, Home Improvement, will work with cross-functional partners (e.g., Merchandising, Creative, Store Operations) to build and execute a strategy that supports Wayfair's expansion of physical retail - translating brand, product, and marketing strategies into creative presentations that support the in-store assortment. We are seeking a motivated leader who can develop our visual merchandising approach to the home improvement space to design a best in class experience for the Wayfair Brand and provide thought leadership to ensure that our stores are a major contributor to the financial success of our physical retail platform.</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This role is based in Boston and reports to the Associate Director of Visual Merchandising for Wayfair. The Senior Manager of Visual Merchandising has significant cross-functional responsibility and exposure to the Physical Retail Leadership team. As the retail portfolio grows, this role will work to build out a team to manage an increasing number of assets and transactions for the Wayfair Stores.</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">What You’ll Do:</span></p>

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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Build a visual merchandising strategy that meaningfully incorporates the customer’s needs and journey through the home improvement space resulting in compelling presentations that deliver on sales goals and increase market share</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Develop visual merchandising standards that drive consistency in store implementation and provide definitive guidance on the store's overall visual merchandising approach</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Develop and implement the visual merchandising playbook, inclusive of seasonal strategies, for the home improvement departments within the Wayfair stores</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop visual materials (i.e., signing, brand messaging, product awareness etc.) in support of merchandising strategies</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Build and maintain standardized timeline and process for home improvement department resets and remodels that align with omnichannel expression</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bring thought leadership and subject matter expertise in the home improvement space through a visual merchandising lens</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Develop and execute strategies to promote new and featured products and promotions or to reflect festive or seasonal themes or offerings</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Keep abreast of industry and market trends, research lifestyle and design trends that will inform the home improvement presentation strategy, and keep Wayfair competitive and relevant in our ever-evolving retail landscape</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Test different visual solutions within the home improvement zone of business and compare results. With geographic expansion, establish and test potential for regional merchandising solutions</span></li>

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<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">What You’ll Need:</span></p>

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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Physical retail experience required, with preferred experience in standing up a retail store program or with the home improvement sector</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">5+ years of visual merchandising leadership experience</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strong business management skills; demonstrated ability to lead important strategic initiatives and multitask</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Demonstrable visual design skills with a strong retail merchandising portfolio</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Knowledge of current visual merchandising trends and best practices</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Passion for knowledge, including latest technologies, techniques, materials, and trends in retail, creative and visual merchandising</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud Software ,GSuite, SketchUp, AutoCad</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Proven team management and leadership skills; can inspire and motivate teams to bring future state vision to life</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Able to collaborate across all levels of the organization to achieve objectives</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Adaptability to organizational changes and complex structures</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A high degree of integrity and confidence in one's abilities as a business and visual leader</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Evidence of "scrappy startup execution" and a "get it done" attitude when time is tight, and stakes are high</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Thrives in high growth, ambiguous environment</span></li>

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<p><br><br></p><div class="content-conclusion"><p><strong>About Wayfair Inc.</strong></p>

<p>Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.</p>

<p>No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair – and world – for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.</p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are interested in retaining your data for a period of 12 months to consider you for suitable positions within Wayfair. Your personal data is processed in accordance with our Candidate Privacy Notice (which can found </span><a href="https://www.wayfair.com/careers/privacy"><span style="font-weight: 400;">here</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">). If you have any questions regarding our processing of your personal data, please contact us at dataprotectionofficer@wayfair.com. If you would rather not have us retain your data please contact us anytime at </span><a href="mailto:dataprotectionofficer@wayfair.com"><span style="font-weight: 400;">dataprotectionofficer@wayfair.com</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p></div>

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