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Target Visual Merchandiser in Marlborough, Massachusetts

The pay range per hour is $25.50 - $43.35

Pay is based on several factors which vary based on position. These include labor markets and in some instances may include education, work experience and certifications. In addition to your pay, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Target offers eligible team members and their dependents comprehensive health benefits and programs, which may include medical, vision, dental, life insurance and more, to help you and your family take care of your whole selves. Other benefits for eligible team members include 401(k), employee discount, short term disability, long term disability, paid sick leave, paid national holidays, and paid vacation. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond at .


As a Fortune 50 company with more than 400,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It's how we care, grow, and win together.


The Visual Merchandiser supports a great guest experience by ensuring that visual moments are set and maintained to the Visual Merchandising Guide (VMG) direction and inspirational for the guest to drive sales. They are experts in visual standards, which includes specific merchandising techniques, mannequin styling, fixture blocking, lighting, and In-Store Marketing (ISM) elements.

At Target, we believe in our team members having meaningful experiences that help them build and develop skills for a career. The role of a Visual Merchandiser can provide you with the:

  • Knowledge of retail business fundamentals including: department sales trends, inventory management, guest shopping patterns, pricing and promotions strategies

  • Skills in planning department(s) daily/weekly workload to support business priorities and deliver on sales goals

  • Experience training and developing team members to improve their visual merchandising acumen and skills

  • Experience in leading the strategy of visual merchandising and Visual Standards implementation

As a Visual Merchandiser, no two days are ever the same, but a typical day will most likely include the following responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias. Demonstrate a service culture that prioritizes the guest service experience. Model, train and coach expectations to deliver on our GUEST service model culture.

  • Lead and demonstrate a culture of executing all best practices as outlined with team onboarding and learning; help close skill gaps through development, coaching and team interactions

  • Be knowledgeable about the tools, products, and services available in the total store, and specific to your area, to solve issues for the guest and improve their experience

  • Understand sales goals, plan daily/weekly workload with ETL or SD guidance, and execute the same to deliver on visual merchandising, department and store sales goals, guest engagement; including: merchandising, transitions, events and promotions.

  • Support the execution of the company Visual Merchandising strategy, visual standards and In-Store Marketing (ISM) across all pertinent areas of the store

  • Support and validate the execution of all Visual Merchandising Guides (VMG) sets in the store in partnership with leaders

  • Set all overhead spotlights to highlight key merchandising presentations.

  • Support the execution and assess store visual standards to help elevate visual presentations in A&A, Home, Company Space, LTOs and Brand Launches

  • Partner with leaders and TMs to maintain visual integrity by remerchandising in-store visual moments

  • With ETL/SD guidance, solve merchandising issues and adjust sets to create and maintain inspiring presentations

  • Support ETL or SD with team onboarding, continuous learning and help close knowledge and skill gaps through training, influencing and hands on experiences.

  • Leverage daily interactions and huddles to teach visual standards and how to create inspiring visual moments to Style Consultants and General Merchandise Experts to support building the basket for each guest.

  • Maintain organization of backroom ISM space and keep up to date with current signing tools and signing fixtures. Set all non-planogram ISM elements throughout the store.

  • Always demonstrate a culture of ethical conduct, safety and compliance

  • Work in a safe manner at all times to benefit yourself and others; identify and correct hazards; comply with all safety policies and best practices.

  • All other duties based on business needs


We might be a great match if:

  • You are someone who gets inspired by new style trends, differentiating visual merchandising presentations and enjoy teaching and influencing a team to drive results through visual standards

  • You are the go-to friend for fashion advice for events or everyday looks, or if your friends lean on you to help inspire them with decorating their home because you have amazing taste in décor and understand the difference between a modern, traditional and eclectic style

  • Working in a fun and energetic environment makes you excited…. We work efficiently and as a team to deliver for our guests

  • Providing service to our guests that makes them say I LOVE TARGET! excites you…. That’s why we love working at Target

  • Stocking, setting and selling Target products sounds like your thing… That’s the core of what we do

  • You aren’t looking for Monday thru Friday job where you are at a computer all day… We are busy all day (especially on the weekends), making it easy for the guest to feel welcomed, inspired and rewarded

The good news is that we have some amazing training that will help teach you everything you need to know to be a Visual Merchandiser. But, there are a few skills you should have from the get-go:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • At least 1 to 2 years of visual merchandising experience

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older

  • Business acumen (i.e. margin, profitability, etc.) and creativity to inspire guests and drive sales

  • Strong understanding of trend and style that is reflective of our brand

  • Lead and influence store teams to follow processes that support visual merchandising

  • Ability to communicate on multiple frequency devices and operate handheld scanners, and other technology equipment as directed.

  • Work independently and as part of a team

  • Manage workload and prioritize tasks independently

  • Welcoming and helpful attitude

  • Effective communication skills

  • Capability to remain focused and composed in a fast-paced environment and accomplish multiple tasks within established timeframes

We are an awesome place to work and care about our teams, so we want to make sure we are clear on a few more basics that we expect:

  • Access all areas of the building to respond to guest or team member issues

  • Operate WAV and pallet jack

  • Interpret instructions, reports and information

  • Accurately handle cash register operations as needed

  • Climb up and down ladders as needed

  • Scan, handle and move merchandise efficiently and safely, including frequently lifting or moving merchandise up to 15 pounds and occasionally lifting or moving merchandise and fixtures up to 44 pounds without additional assistance from others

  • Flexible work schedule. (e.g., nights, weekends and holidays); reliable and prompt attendance necessary

  • Ability to remain mobile for the duration of a scheduled shift (shift length may vary).

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Supply Chain Facility or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.