Rent the Runway Visual Inventory Specialist (Part Time) - San Francisco, CA in San Francisco, California

Visual Inventory Specialist (Part Time) - San Francisco, CAat Rent the Runway(View all jobs)

San Francisco, CA

About Rent the Runway:

Rent the Runway is disrupting the $1.7 trillion global fashion industry by introducing clothing rental as a utility in women’s everyday lives and empowering women to feel like their best selves everyday. We have pioneered the Closet in the Cloud and believe that every person globally will soon have a subscription to fashion. Since our launch in late 2009, we have raised $210M from top-tier investors and built one of the most beloved brands on earth. We are proud to be both a profitable and high-growth business, with a loyal 8 million -strong customer base who share the experience of renting as being empowering and smart.

Our 1000+ employees have a revolutionary spirit that permeates our culture. We’ve built - proprietary technology, a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation, stores of the future, a viral brand, relationships with hundreds of fashion brands - and we are obsessed with continuing to game change our customer experience. We are also trying to revolutionize entrepreneurship itself - proving that diverse teams produce outsized impact. The Rent the Runway Foundation, which our two co-founders launched together in 2015, helps tens of thousands of female entrepreneurs build and scale their own businesses with the mission of founders more clearly representing the demographics of this country.

The Position Overview

As theVisual Inventory Specialist, you will be responsible for supporting the presentation and inventory management for our San Francisco store at Neiman Marcus, Union Square. You will report into the Store Manager.

Enter our dream closet of…

  • exceptional customer experience

  • endless opportunity to learn and grow with your team

  • taking risks where trying new things and learning from mistakes are valued

  • new adventure to rewrite the rules

  • a positive work environment of outstanding teamwork, mutual respect and exceptional morale.

  • Lead in understanding, implementing, and living in the core values!

Do you have a passion for....

  • forming genuine connections with customers to create a memorable experience that makes them want to come back?

  • joining a disruptive retail environment where we’re always rewriting the rules?

  • working together to achieve something better than what we can do individually?

  • taking risks, trying new things and where learning from mistakes are valued - we are continuously improving?

  • a positive and collaborative work environment that includes mutual respect and trust


  • Implements and executes floor sets with Director of VM quarterly

  • Executes all updates and floor set ups to reflect new receipts and seasonally appropriate styles and color across all product categories

  • Actively maintains store appearance; keeping merchandise fully stocked and organized while ensuring that the store itself is clean and well presented

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of online product as well as current store stock availability on the sales floor and backroom

  • Conduct daily inspections of sales floor to insure all standards are in place

  • Create enthusiasm for visuals presentations by inspiring and supporting peers

  • Communicates with store team around all merchandise related initiatives

  • Ensure staff is adhering to company policies & procedures

  • Drive KPI’s including conversion, average dollar sales, customer satisfaction scores and overall volume by constantly monitoring and maximizing business opportunities.


  • Manages the presentation and selection for inventory based on seasonality, customer request and brand strategies

  • Supports Visual Inventory Lead to manage the in-store inventory in terms of capacity, newness, customer requests, sizing and floor presentation thru the Inventory Lead process.

  • Utilizes and analyzes key reports to support inventory related business decisions

  • Inspect inbound garments for any imperfections (wrinkles, creases, broken zipper, etc.), tag items correctly in our inventory management system (WMS) and send back to the warehouse following proper procedures

Position Requirements:

  • A minimum of 1 year retail visual merchandising experience

  • Flexible schedule and ability to commit to a minimum of 25+ hours per week including nights and weekends

  • Business acumen - written and verbal

  • Must be customer focused

  • Strong computer and presentation skills - with a focus on Mac products

  • Priority Setting

  • Ability to motivate others

  • Consistent track record of success in a similar position

  • Proven track record in attendance and performance

  • Strong analytical, organizational and communication