Floral Design Manager

1-800-Flowers.Com, Inc. Carle Place , NY 11514

Posted 7 months ago

1800Flowers.com is seeking a Floral Design Manager to develop the quarterly seasonal and core floral design assortments for the Florist Designed channel; including floral designs in vessels, centerpieces, certified lines and 3-D arrangements. Must work collaboratively and effectively with several cross-functional team members. This position is based in Carle Place, New York.

Responsibilities Inlcude, but are not limited to:

Floral Design Presentations
o Lead the product line presentation to management and cross functional teams
o Prepare floral arrangements for all product presentations
o Order and process floral for preparation of presentations
o Have visuals and add-ons, bundles prepared for the presentations
o Prepare Net Margin Analysis
o Perform verbal presentation for turnover to cross-functional teams

Hard Goods
o Provide direction to the PD team on viable vessels to include shape, dimensions, material and color.
o Provide testing of all vessels for use in the assortments
o Provide guidance to the sourcing manager on hard-good development and selections
o Create an overseas shopping list relative to core and seasonal needs
o Maintain an organized inventory of hard goods (vessels, picks, ribbon, add-ons, etc.)

Design Work
o Understand the development timeline and follow a schedule to meet all deliverables
o Utilize floral and hard goods that are available to the florists
o Designs should be unique and innovative.
o Designs must be exclusive and relevant
o Be organized in following the development requirements and deliverables
o Update and maintain current files for all Net Margin Analysis accurately

Trend Knowledge
o Understand and be mindful of floral and hard good trends in the marketplace
o Review the competitors for changes and new introductions as well as trends
o Read trade publications to maintain awareness of floral design trends
o Shop competitive retail locations and competitive internet sites for floral and hard good ideas and trends.
o Attend floral design workshops and relevant design classes

Floral Deliveries and Processing
o Receive and check in all floral deliveries for the development of product and check varieties are accurate for photo shoots
o Insure that all floral deliveries are accurate and in good quality
o Ensure that your design space is clean and all tools, floral, and vases are stored away at the end of each day

DRG Development
o Organize and supply product assortment line list and recipe information for the DRG ( Design Resource Guide ) seasonally meeting all relevant deliverables for this timeline
o Participate in the proof -- reading process of the DRG
o Development of the "how to" design tips and video portions of the DRG to ensure proper replication of the designs
o Provide inspiration for the Welcome Letter for proper creation of the letter to florists

o Oversee the development of the photography turn-over documents
o Monitor the floral varieties and colors are accurate for photo shoots
o Provide direction to floral stylists prior to the shoot to ensure the designs are styled properly

Design Inventory Replenishment
o Order new ribbon and accessories to keep the items fresh and new for development
o Keep an updated inventory of vessels and add-ons in the design studio
o Maintain a sufficient inventory of floral tools and floral supplies

Pre-Made Bouquet Program
o Review the results of the previous selections to understand potential changes to the program
o Action the changes to improve the results for the forthcoming year
o Follow the timeline relative to deliverables for the program
o Communicate with the farm(s) on sampling, changes and modifications , improvements required, etc.

  • Prior floral design experience and knowledge of floral varieties

  • Design expertise and floral certifications are a plus

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment

  • Capable of working well with all cross-functional team members

  • Excellent organizational skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Confident presentation skills to a large group

  • Mathematical skills and understanding of the gross margin process

  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite of Products

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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