Retail Visual Merchandiser

Retail Portland, Oregon


Position at KEEN Footwear


KEEN Garage Retail Sales Associates are the front face of our brand.  These individuals provide brand and product knowledge, along with service and selling excellence in our store, with a creative, unique approach, and bring what we call the “KEEN Factor.”

Key Responsibilities:

Bring the KEEN Factor

  • Be an ambassador of the KEEN brand and bring your unique style and passion for KEEN products to the environment.
  • Anticipate and understand the needs of the consumer.
  • Provide KEEN Fans that inspire to create play and care.
  • Demonstrate product expertise and sales confidence.

Service and Selling

  • Provide exceptional customer service ensuring no fan is left out of the KEEN Garage experience.
  • Engage with and ensure a “fun” experience for all customers.
  • Deliver a compelling and inspiring brand experience
  • Inspire customer confidence and create loyalty to the brand
  • Sell products with a focus on customer needs, key product attention and overall brand satisfaction.
  • Facilitate any post-purchase product resolution, and accommodate all customers’ needs.
  • Facilitate consumer warranties on a case-by-case basis.


  • Drive Garage visual merchandising program for KEEN Portland and Palo Alto Garages.
  • Work with HQ marketing team in determining brand stories.
  • Develop and maintain Garage’s window merchandising calendar.
  • Build and maintain seasonal table displays.
  • Train and coach staff to ensure store maintains set visual merchandising standards.
  • Manage and maintain the KEEN Garage visual merchandising manual.


  • Help facilitate and encourage customers to engage in store events.
  • Keep up on local market competitors.


  • May be accountable for store opening and closing duties including cash management and banking deposits.
  • Utilize the KEEN point of sale system.
  • Help in inventory movement and put away.

 Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Previous retail or customer service experience preferred.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Experience working cross departmentally in mid-large size organization preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a strong team player; must be able to maintain positive working relationships with other team members at all times
  • Availability and flexibility to work weekends, evenings, and holiday shifts.
  • Ability to learn, retain, and communicate product knowledge.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Sound judgment and problem solving skills
  • Understands the importance of and embraces diversity in the workplace.

Employee Conduct:  It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through: mutual trust and respect; personal accountability and integrity; desire for growth and learning opportunities; teamwork; positive, honest and effective communication and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and partners. 

Physical Requirements 

  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Must be able to frequently use a ladder and/or stairs, bend and stoop to retrieve stock.
  • Must be able to stand and move about the store for full shifts (shifts are typically 8 hours).
  • Must have visual acuity and be able to use a point of sale system.

Pre-qualifying Questions. Please address these questions in your cover letter:

  1. Please describe your experience working in a retail environment.
  2. Are you available to work days, nights, weekends and holidays?
  3. What do you feel are the key competencies required to be successful in this role and why?
  4. Why do you want to be a part of the KEEN Garage retail team?