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Sr. Manager, Visual Merchandising (Fixtures and Displays)

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Job ID: 12080
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Westlake Village, CA
Date Posted: May 19, 2023

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Job Description



The Senior Manager, Displays, Capital Projects & Store Technology is responsible for creating and executing in-store displays, and developing a highly functional interactive Tech experience to deliver a highly branded and elevated shopping environment that drives sales.


  • Create and execute in-store displays program for existing, new, relocated and remodeled stores, including:
  • Fixtures for perimeter, floor, and counters including Repairs, Rentals and Lessons
  • Work closely with vendors on concept and development, engineering, and rollout
  • Create and receive POs, track and report costs and estimates
  • Develop Merchandising Guide for GOs, installation and build instructions
  • Develop and manage CAPEX budget for in-store projects
  • Partner with cross-functional team members in Sourcing, Merchandising/IM Ops, and Grand Opening team, Construction, Store Operations to implement approved initiatives
  • Manage and direct department staff (including hiring for open positions, coaching and development, performance evaluation), providing direction to team members to ensure accurate and timely implementation of all departmental needs and responsibilities
  • Visit stores and travel to Grand Openings to assess fixture installations and layouts, ordering needs
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or 4 years of equivalent work experience)
  • Valid state driver’s license and automotive insurance
  • 8 years of relevant work experience (in addition to degree or years of previous experience)
  • 4 years of experience leading teams
  • 5 years of work experience in design, architecture, space planning, and/or visual merchandising in a retail environment required
  • Advanced understanding of laws, codes and requirements applicable to the Visual Merchandising function
  • Basic understanding of construction and mechanical engineering skills
  • Skilled proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Intermediate proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)

Why Guitar Center? Here's just some of the rewards:

For our employees who are musicians we offer the unique opportunity of gig leave--take time off to share your music with the world and return to your job after your tour! Guitar Center offers robust benefits and perks, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K plus company match, mental health support, paid sick/holiday/vacation time, employee discount program, and tuition reimbursement options.

Pay Rate: $85,000 - $105,000/yr depending on background and experience.

This position is eligible to participate in the Guitar Center Company bonus program based on Company performance 

The job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education, and other factors. The pay range(s) listed are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations.

About Guitar Center

Guitar Center embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. We strive to craft lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the almost indescribable happiness that comes from playing an instrument. We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion.

Why join us?

With a career at Guitar Center, you become part of the world's largest multichannel musical instrument retailer. Whether at our Stores, Contact Centers, Distribution Centers, or Support Center, Guitar Center employees have a common goal: to help people find their sound and fill the world with more music.

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Send your resume and cover letter today along with salary expectations!

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