Free People Assistant Visual Manager Job at Free People, Portland, ME

  • Free People
  • Portland, ME

Job Description


This position is located at 123 Middle Street, Portland, Maine, 4101 United States

Role Summary:

Free People is growing and opening a new store in Portland, ME in late August! We are looking for an Assistant visual Manager to join our team. We will be interviewing for this position in June and July. Interested? Apply now!

In collaboration with the store team, the Assistant Visual Manager supports the selling, service, and operations of the store with an emphasis on merchandising and display to create an inspiring and dynamic visual experience for the customer.

Role Responsibilities:

Brand Experience

  • Acts as a brand ambassador and reflects the company values; partners with the leadership team on the creation of an engaging visual experience that appeals to the FP customer
  • Involves entire team in selling and visual initiatives that enhance the customer experience; encourages employees to build lasting relationships through personalized service, product recommendations, and connecting with the customer in an authentic way
  • Takes a forward-thinking approach to the customer experience through in-store marketing, merchandising, display, and outfitting to create a compelling store environment

Leadership + Team Management

  • Trains the team on store processes, merchandise placement, and standards; provides timely and specific employee feedback to create a culture of action and accountability
  • Participates as the manager-on-duty by driving engagement in each zone through communication, adaptability, and fostering a collaborative selling environment; exhibits strong decision-making and multi-tasking capabilities
  • Supports the Store Manager in recruiting, hiring, and retaining top talent to build bench for the store; facilitates thoughtful onboarding for all new hires to drive a strong brand, customer and store connection

Visual + Business Operations

  • Takes an active role in daily operating processes through payroll management and adapting the zone and visual support to the needs of the business
  • Manages the visual direction from planning through execution to meet company expectations, budgets, and timeline; utilizes reporting tools to identify business opportunities with product placement, outfitting, and stock levels
  • Drives an effective shipment and omni process to prioritize getting product to the customer; takes a forward-thinking approach to make a strategic plan for execution and recovery of sell through and markdowns
  • Adheres to stores safety standards, inventory accuracy, reduction of product loss, and upholds all company policy and procedures to support the profitability of the store

Communication + Relationships

  • Leads with an inclusive and people-first philosophy; engages employees at all levels to encourage open dialogue, reinforce follow through, and ensure that the store team is heard and supported
  • Current and responds to interoffice communication while ensuring important company information reaches all levels of the team; facilitates the sharing of product knowledge, current trends, visual priorities, and brand messaging through daily meetings with the team
  • Provides global product and visual feedback to Store Manager and District Manager; submits store environment photos to highlight merchandising and display updates
  • Fosters a culture of strong communication and teamwork in order to ensure a balance of operational and visual priorities and to facilitate problem-solving

Role Qualifications:
  • Love for the FP brand
  • 1+ years store visual merchandising and leadership experience
  • Experience being a team player
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the store including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Eagerness to learn and grow within the organization

The Perks:

URBN offers comprehensive Perks & Benefits to employees. Availability and eligibility to specific benefits may be subject to your location and employment status. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, PTO, generous employee discounts, retirement savings and much more! For additional information visit

Pay Range:
Starting from USD $24.00/Hr.

Free People Wage Transparency:

To view information related to various state-specific wage transparency laws, click here . Please also note, if a full-time role is eligible to participate in the Sales Bonus Program, this may result in bringing the total compensation to a higher range.

EEO Statement:

URBN celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression), religion, creed, age, physical or mental disability, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, service in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. We believe strongly in fostering a safe, fair and respectful work environment. To ensure compliance with our non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, we offer anti-harassment training to managers and employees.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Flexible hours, Night shift,

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