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Visual Merchandise Manager

CORT Business Services - Chantilly, VA

Overview
CORT is a Berkshire Hathaway Company that has been in business since 1971. We are one of the country\u2019s leading service providers to businesses and individuals in transition. CORT is the world\u2019s leading provider of furniture rental, tradeshow and event furnishings, and relocation and transition services. We have locations throughout the U.S. and in the UK. As an organization, CORT's greatest assets are the more than 2,000 employees working nationwide.
 
Today, CORT has more than 100 showrooms, clearance centers and distribution facilities across the United States, operations in the United Kingdom and a Global Network of partners servicing more than 80 countries around the world.
 
CORT is the nation\u2019s leading provider of transition services, helping millions of individuals and more than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies with their event and relocation needs making a house a home, an office a great place to work and an event a memorable celebration.
 
The Visual Merchandise Manager will support \u201cBrand CORT\u201d by maintaining consistent showroom design and presentation in the Rental Showroom.  Create the ultimate shopping experience in the retail centers which will increases sales while maintaining margin requirements.  Educate the field and management on merchandise and visual strategies.  
 
Develop and roll out training for the field through presentations and modules.
 
This position is an important part of the merchandise team.  They must maintain comprehensive knowledge of current vendors, product lines, and industry trends.  The position communicates CORT programs to the field and solicits input from the field on programs. 
Responsibilities

Work with the merchandise manager to develop 2-D and 3-D plans for the rental showrooms according to the rental showroom standards.
Plans are developed using the Matrix
Communicate plans with district and merchandise manager
Confirm showroom is complete through images, video, etc. from the district.
Travel to the \u201cbig 12 cities\u201d to implement the plan
Install all new showrooms and renovations as needed.  
Merchandise Manager is responsible for implementing the plan and ultimately the showroom condition and displays. Work with the Merchandise Manager to assure that the plan is completed. 

Work with the merchandise manager develop 2-D block plans for the retail showrooms according to the retail showroom standards.  .
Plan are developed using price point for used and specifying location for all new product.
Communicate plans with district and merchandise manager
Confirm showroom is complete through images, video, etc. from the district.
Merchandise Manager is responsible for the condition and implementing the plan. Work with the Merchandise Manager to assure that this plan is complete. 

Develop and implement finish schedule for new and renovated showrooms. 
Work with Marketing to implement and maintain Rental and Retail POP.  Order Pop and Showroom Signage.  
Work with Real estate on new showroom space plans and as needed.  
Develop and maintain presentation of the housewares product and signage.  Develop communication for the field.
Enhance the Retail Modules and help educate the field on retail merchandise techniques though on line training.     
Stay current in showroom design and color trends so you can develop and maintain the \u201cedge\u201d in our showrooms.
Develop a calendar to insure that key showrooms are re-merchandised annually.  All showrooms will be re-merchandised according to need.  Visual Merchandise Manager will confirm schedule with the VP Merchandising. 
Work with the VP of Merchandising on photography needs.    

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in merchandising, design, visual arts or related area.
5 years experience as a visual merchant or in a related visual role.
Furniture industry experience is preferred.
Proficient in CAD and 3-D programs.
Must be willing to travel 40%.
Ability to work with others.
Ability to work independently with little supervision.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Additional Information
As part of a national company, CORT Furniture Rental offers opportunities for career development, professional growth, a competitive salaries with position specific incentive or commission plans, a comprehensive benefit plan, 401(k) and Profit Sharing, educational expense reimbursement and employee discounts. 
 
For more information on CORT Business Services, please visit our website at www.CORT.com.
 
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Visual Merchandise Manager CORT Business Services - Chantilly, VA, United States

   

Location: Chantilly, VA

Company Profile:
A Berkshire Hathaway Company Smooth transitions. From furniture to finding a home. At CORT Furniture, you'll find people who know that a couch is more than something to sit on. And a desk is more than something to work at. This is where you live your lives, make your plans and dream your dreams. So whether you're renting, buying or moving, our staff is here to help get you what you need. When you need it. Sometimes you need to rent furniture for a temporary situation. We'll get you set up with style and comfort. Or if you're ready to buy, locate the CORT Furniture Clearance Center closest to you. The CORT Furniture professionals there will help find just what you're looking for at a savings of up to 70% off new retail. And when you're making the big move and need a hand getting settled in, go to RelocationCentral.com. We will help you with everything from finding a place to scheduling your cable hook-up. Our staff has the freedom to find creative solutions to help meet your individual needs