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Freelance Merchandiser - Rockford, IL in Rockford, IL at Winston Retail

Date Posted: 6/27/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Part-Time
  • Location:
    Rockford, IL
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/27/2018

Job Description

Company Description:

Winston Retail is the leading service agency that provides retail merchandising and demo support, environmental design and project management.  Our passionate, talented and hard-working team is responsible for retail presentations for top fashion, image and lifestyle brands.  We specialize in apparel, footwear and accessories and work with clients such as Nike, The North Face, Puma, Calvin Klein and many others. For additional company information, please visit our website: www.winstonretail.com.

 

Job Summary:

 

A Freelance Merchandiser works with one or more of Winston Retail’s clients to support a variety of retail projects to increase brand awareness and sales. The ideal candidate should be comfortable:

  • Conducting on floor support in a variety of environments including but not limited to big box Department Stores & Specialty Retailers
  • Utilizing planograms and/or visual directives to create displays
  • Conducting demos, training and education with both customers and store personnel
  • Completing stock replenishment and inventory counts
  • Dressing mannequins per visual directive requirements (preferred)
  • Completing site surveys or mystery shopping visits to provide insight and intel for brands

Various projects will be offered depending on skill level and hours may fluctuate from month to month.  As a Freelancer, you will provide your services to us by working on different brand projects throughout each month. The majority of support will require M-F weekday support however, some projects may require weekend work.

Job Requirements

Experience Requirements:

  • 1-2 years’ experience within a department, specialty or retail store.
  • Previous work as a stock or sales associate with an apparel, accessory or specialty company
  • Experience working in a freelance capacity or being comfortable with a schedule that varies on a monthly basis

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work, learn and troubleshoot independently
  • Communicates timely and effectively (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to maneuver within a stockroom.
  • Execute from clients’ directives and substitute if necessary based on inventory
  • Communicates timely and effectively (both verbal and written)
  • Conscientious when adhering to deadlines regarding calendar confirmation, service report submissions, invoicing, etc.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer knowledge (Excel, Word, email and digital photography)
  • Must own smart phone and have a working knowledge of technology/apps.
  • Proficient in capturing crisp, clear mirror image photography (before and after photos showcasing completed work)
  • Ability to lift at least 30 pounds

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