Assistant Styling Manager

Recruiter
Neiman Marcus
Location
Dallas, Texas, United States
Posted
31 Aug 2022
Closes
24 Sep 2022
Ref
22949
NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP

Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) has been the premier destination for luxury fashion and goods, superior service, and an elevated retail experience for more than a century. Today, 9,000 associates contribute to the success of NMG's brands: Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call, and Horchow. There are 38 full-line Neiman Marcus stores in cosmopolitan markets across the United States and a sophisticated digital platform that attracts shoppers worldwide. Bergdorf Goodman operates two stores in landmark locations on Fifth Avenue in New York City and BergdorfGoodman.com, catering to loyal luxury customers globally. NMG also owns five Last Call stores and Horchow.com, an e-commerce site that offers premium furniture and home decor.

As an organization, NMG is on a transformational journey to become the preeminent luxury customer platform. NMG continues to deliver the best integrated customer experience and has evolved the business to succeed in the ever-changing retail landscape. NMG is a relationship business. What differentiates the organization from other luxury retailers are its unique assets: a strong store footprint, the most knowledgeable associates, an engaging online experience, solid brand partnerships, innovative digital and in-store experiences, the most loyal luxury customer base, and a strong balance sheet.

Our customers will always be at the center of everything NMG does. The company continues to reinvest in new technologies that enhance the customer experience. NMG meets customers where they are. NMG's goal is to offer customers a seamless experience across its stores, online, and remote digital selling.

NMG's priority is to develop a highly engaged and high-performing team where everyone belongs. The business attracts and retains best-in-class talent through unique offerings provided to associates in addition to standard employer benefits. These include an innovative way of working, associate discounts on merchandise, tuition reimbursement, associate hardship fund, and paid time off to volunteer, to name a few.

As part of NMG's Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) work, the organization is focused on driving its core value of being "All Heart." NMG is also assessing its current environmental and social impact while developing a three-year plan to lead the luxury industry in its commitment and transparency to environmental and social sustainability. NMG strives to become an employer of choice, driven by a culture of Belonging. A dedicated team focuses on this journey, directly impacting how NMG conducts business throughout the workforce, workplace, and marketplace dimensions.

NMG has incredibly passionate and committed corporate and store associates. NMG offers associates an environment where everyone feels welcomed, nurtured, and empowered. Our associates are the heart of NMG. As an organization, NMG leads with love - love for customers, love for associates, and love for brand partners.

Assistant Styling Manager

Job Summary:

The Assistant Styling Manager is responsible for upholding Neiman Marcus brand standards and driving key business goals and strategies. This includes sell photography, styling execution, image approval, and collaboration with logistical members. The Assistant Manager partners with the NM online Styling Team and is accountable for their results.

Job Responsibilities:

- Potential to manage direct report stylist who execute RTW, stills/product sell photography, editorials, model casting, and Stanley App

- Potential to manage freelance stylist and assistant stylist daily

- Partner with leaders across immediate and extended NMG team to execute day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives -includes Studio, creative, merchant, and eCommerce partners

- Convey highest taste level through approval of style out and impeccably styled on-set photography

- Deliver on key business goals including productivity KPIs, aesthetic quality standard, and time to web

- Assist the styling team hiring process and on-boarding of new hires

- Assist with style guides that are in line with the brand standards and train styling team on fashion education, technical styling skills, and provide creative direction based on researched trends and brands

- Lead with passion for fashion, positive attitude, and service-oriented mindset

- Maintain current usability of studio props and procure styling items and prop clothing for fashion closet - includes prop RTW, jewelry, shoes, handbags, underpinning, and styling supplies

- Partner with Styling Director and Styling Managers to maintain styling prop budget

- Anticipate and resolve creative challenges by using appropriate resources and/or solutions

Job Requirements:

- Bachelor's degree preferred

- Impeccable taste with focus on high-end luxury fashion

- Efficient at managing a high volume of projects and adhering to deadlines

- Ability to anticipate problems, plans and solve accordingly

- Excellent organization, time management and communication skills

- Strong business acumen and analytical skills

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