(Associate) Manager, Visual Merchandising Design

The Strategic Market Development group is seeking an Associate Manager or Manager, Visual Merchandising Design, who is excited to contribute to the future of retail at Penguin Random House.  This team focuses on building new platforms, exploring new business models, and developing new products to drive incremental business for Penguin Random House’s retail partners and support stronger marketplace connections to consumers.    


Join our team if you are interested in working with us to enhance new account development and strategy in a fast-paced, fun, book-loving environment.


Specifically, this role will:

  1. Work with Strategic Market Development team and sales colleagues across a variety of channels to research retail merchandising opportunities and identify how books would live, particularly at non-book retailers.
  2. Build planograms (POG) and accompanying renderings/presentations, including in-store execution—tables, shelving, endcaps, etc.; store flow and space constraints; outpost opportunities; traditional and extended cashwraps/queue lines.
  3. Develop presentations that incorporate consumer & category data, display opportunities, and other programming to enhance retail.
  4. Create and provide on-trend signage design or other merchandising/marketing promotional visuals to meet retailers’ needs and capture their unique brand identities.
  5. Update book merchandising guidelines, education pieces, and store assortment communication templates.

Please apply to join us if you meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience and a minimum of 5 years to be considered at the Manager level; prior retail merchandising design experience is highly preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and communicate
  • Superb project management skill including the ability to create new processes/templates
  • Ability to work well in a cross functional team
  • Demonstrated interest in brands and consumer trends
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, with a particular emphasis on PowerPoint
  • Keen interest in the future of omni-channel retail
  • General interest in book publishing and getting books into stores
  • Experience using design software (POG/rendering software, Photoshop, etc.) is a plus
  • Photography experience a plus

Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume (including a link to a portfolio, if possible) and cover letter with salary requirements.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.


Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.


Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 65011



New York, NY, US, 10019

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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