Leadership Development Program Trainee - Central

Long Island City, New York
07 Jan 2022
25 Jan 2022
Full Time
About: Bloomingdale's makes fashion personal and fun, aspirational yet approachable. Our mission is to guide and inspire our customers to make style a source of creative energy in their lives. We will always strive to make Bloomingdale's like no other store in the world. Everyone plays a critical role to bring our mission to life. Regardless of position, we believe all colleagues have a voice and access to share their thoughts with every level of leadership. Our colleagues are passionate, driven, entrepreneurial and collaborative. We welcome and embrace diversity of background, thought and opinion while having a lot of fun along the way.

Job Overview: The foundation of your expansive career at Bloomingdale's begins with our Buying and Planning Leadership Development Program. Bloomingdale's is committed to a culture of collaboration and continuous learning and offers an exciting career with a variety of opportunities for you to take charge. With so many facets to the business of retail, Bloomingdale's, America's upscale, full-line contemporary department store, offers a multitude of areas where you can run multi-million dollar businesses.

Our 8 week program combines highly interactive training classes with hands-on experience to help you develop the technical, business, and leadership skills required for your first buying or planning role. This program will teach you how to curate, assort, and allocate merchandise that makes style a creative source of energy in our customers' lives. You will collaborate with all levels of our executive team to analyze your business and develop strategies that directly impact sales and profitability.

Following the successful completion of the program you will be placed into your first role as either an Assistant Buyer or an Assistant Planner.

Essential Functions:

Our Buyers select and curate merchandise that creates a distinctive, powerful image and demand for Bloomingdale's that speaks to our Omnichannel customer. Our Buyers are responsible for the sales and profitability of the business through strategy creation and execution.

  • Partner with vendors to curate a distinguished Bloomingdale's assortment across both channels
  • Consistently analyze and react to business trends by strategically selecting appropriate merchandise to satisfy customer demand
  • Monitor the stock levels, analyze sell-through, and make recommendations for future product buys
  • Seek new and differentiating vendors to satisfy customer demand in your assigned area of business
  • Collaborate with cross-functional departments, including Planning, Marketing, Creative and Site Merchandising to grow the business through Omnichannel selling strategies

Our Planners are responsible to drive the business by leveraging analytics to optimize sales, gross margin and turnover for both the stores and online business. Our Planners develop and execute localization strategies to capture business opportunities by demographics, climate and other unique market characteristics.

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