1800Flowers.com is seeking a Floral Designer- Floral Direct to work out of the Carle Place, NY (Long Island) office. The successful candidate is an experienced floral designer who is passionate about flowers/ floral design and taking charge of managing a growing direct floral business into the next generation of innovative floral design.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Be mindful of the timeline requirements to ensure that you meet all deliverables on time
Work closely with the Senior Manager and Category Administrative Manager to assist in the development and maintenance of the database line list, gross margin calculations, etc.
Attend trade fairs, evaluate the competition and determine product trends to include color, style, varieties and add-ons that are appropriate to the brand and the product category.
Insure that the products are properly box fit and tested for finalization according to established requirements and timelines.
Maintain a working knowledge of hard-good inventories for reorders, sell-through and obsolescence.
Responsible for weekly procurement meetings; taking the lead on phone calls and maintaining weekly agenda and recap
Prepare product line for all presentations to management and the merchandising team.
Collaborate with the Senior Manager and Merchandising team to identify the product needs for a balanced and refreshed quarterly product assortment.
Work with Procurement to identify and source the raw materials (single variety and mixed bouquets) from the farms for development.
Work with Procurement QA on a QA testing calendar for new varietal development for future market introductions. Work in season to obtain samples and insure adequate testing and photography while varieties are in season.
Apply your experience as a floral designer to identify vases that represent the best choices as up-sells for individual bouquets based on current vase inventory. Provide recommendations for potential vase design options for future development.
Provide direction to the Sourcing Team on viable vessels for development to include shape, dimensions, material and color.
Work side by side with Senior Manager to ensure that product options meet QA and gross margin requirements prior to product commercialization and in preparation for finalization.
Develop new and innovative ideas through competitive research, internet research, trade publications, consumer research, sales metrics, and design experience to enhance quarterly product assortments.
Responsible for placing floral order from local wholesalers and processing. Lifting floral water buckets and clean up is also required.
Photography and Copy:
Collaborate with the team Manager / Senior Manager on the development of the creative turnover documents for photography and copy for each LDL.
Be prepared to speak on new designs for pre pro meetings to the photography and copy teams
Check all floral components and hard goods are accurate and available prior to the photo shoot.
Provide the floral stylist with direction on floral styling prior to the shoot.
Oversee all post production photography and copy blocks for each LDL to ensure quality and accuracy
Track competitive sites for pricing, offerings, and product differentiation
Respond to floral substitutes to QA team when there are availability issues
Travel to Miami and CA, trade shows working closely with floral farms
Knowledge of cut floral varieties, vase life, seasonality and floral costs.
8+ years' experience as a floral designer.
Experience and talent to develop new and innovative fresh floral designs in bouquet form while working within the Direct Floral guidelines and maintaining margin
Knowledge and creative styling experience in fresh cut floral product on set.
Capable of working in a fast-paced environment
Must be a team player and be a successful cross-functionally partner
Must be able to lift 50 lbs
Available to travel
Organized, detail-oriented, ability to multitask, strong mathematical skills, and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled