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Seasonal Gift Merchandising Assistant

Company: A.C. Vroman, Inc. dba Vroman's Bookstore and Book
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Gift Merchandiser A unique opportunity to work at a legendary independent bookstore, Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena. Vroman's is the oldest and largest independent bookstore in Southern California. Our doors are open and we are anticipating the holiday rush of enthusiastic patrons to visit and shop!Working at Vroman's might just be the perfect fit for you!This is a Full Time hourly position, 40 hours per week. Primarily Monday - Friday with ocassional nights and weekends required. One weekend day a week required during the holiday season. The Gift Merchandiser reports to the Head Gift & Stationery Buyer. Black Out months are November and December, during this time vacation or time off requests are rarely granted. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Using visual merchandising competence to strengthen Vroman's brand identity by working with the store presentation. Working collaboratively with the Gift Merchandiser, Gift Buyers, and other functions in setting up, moving, and re-merchandising displays. Determining placement of incoming and new merchandise Creating and rotating displays on a regular basis and seasonal display shifts Visiting all stores to do merchandising, check stock, and check in with staff. Creating and communicating visual merchandising guidelines to staff. Overseeing merchandising training and supervision for sales floor departments as needed Obtaining and managing display resources such as fixtures, sign holder, etc. Analyzing effectiveness of displays Create/coordinate display and promotional signage. Coordinating with the buyers to insure necessary stock for displays. Attending buying, department, and store meetings as needed. Attending gift shows with Gift Buyer Other duties as assigned. Job Requirements: 2 years of retail visual merchandising or similar experience preferred Ability to lift 25 lbs. Knowledge of basic tools, drills and equipment Remains flexible and adaptable to daily needs of store Driven to exceed goals and a desire to improve ways of workingThe ideal candidate is sel motivated, multi tasker with strong organizational skills and great attention to detail. Strong communication skills are a must. The work here is highly detailed, fast paced, and often physically demanding. The employee will be required to repetitively walk safely, stand for more than 2 to 3 hours at a time, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, push, pull, lift, and carry (25lbs min). Pay Rate: $20-$22 DOE Non-exempt HourlyJob Type: Full-timePay: $20.00 - $22.00 per hourBenefits: Dental insurance Employee discount Health insurance Vision insuranceSchedule: Day shift Monday to FridayCOVID-19 considerations:COVID-19 has changed our business model. When at work, we all always wear masks and require them from our customers. We practice social distancing with each other and our customers. We serve our customers in person, online, and on the phone.Education: High school or equivalent (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: A.C. Vroman, Inc. dba Vroman's Bookstore and Book , Pasadena , Seasonal Gift Merchandising Assistant, Hospitality & Tourism , Pasadena, California

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