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Accessories Assistant

Employer
Lafayette 148
Location
Brooklyn, New York
Closing date
1 Dec 2022
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Job Details

Job Summary:

The Accessories Assistant will be responsible for supporting the growing Accessories and Footwear department by working on the 360-product lifecycle of multiple categories including jewelry, handbags, footwear, hats, belts, and scarves.  In this role you will work closely with internal cross-functional teams in Product Development, Merchandising and Design as well as with overseas vendors. You will maintain in-house product databases to ensure product information is updated timely and accurately. The Accessories Assistant is responsible for overall sample management and organization, product presentation meetings, and will assist in communicating key deadlines to cross-functional teams to ensure they are met. This role is hybrid with an expectation of 3 -4 days in the office per week.

Responsibilities:

 

Merchandising

  • Assist with organizing/labeling and maintaining the accessories archive
  • Organize and keep track of all development and market samples; including sample logs & follow-up for returns and turnover after-market
  • Setup conference rooms and showroom for meetings and market as needed
  • Support market preparation including: Updating DeSL, creation & maintenance of shot & color correction list for market photo shoot
  • Conduct and present competitive research on pricing & assortment
  • Conduct photo maintenance and organization to prepare entry into our ERP system, BlueCherry
  • Send internal memos of all line sheet updates during market

Product Development

  • Prep for and attend Product Development meetings, take notes, and photograph samples / prototypes as needed
  • Organize images and files in our Product Development drive and folders Track, ship, and unpack international shipments of new accessories and footwear samples
  • Update our master development excel files with daily changes
  • Organize raw materials and create seasonal material cards of available colors
  • Log all Product Development details for the copywriting team and archive in DeSL Assist in building excel sample and prototype orders to send to external vendors
  • Submit product development invoices to be approved Additional tasks as needed

Desired Background:

  • 0–2 years of experience Bachelor’s degree required

Skills:

  • Exceptional organizational skills required
  • Creative thinker, detail oriented, proactive, strong analytical skills
  • Strong communications skills and work ethic
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or Rhino a plus

Base Pay Range:

The base pay range for this position in New York City is $42,000 – $58,500 annually; base pay offered may vary depending on skills, experience, and location.

 

Company

Lafayette 148 New York is a global luxury fashion brand designed for today’s modern, sophisticated woman. Using the world’s most luxurious European fabrics and fine attention to detail, the Company produces timeless designs and modern styles renowned for their highest quality and exceptional fit. We strive to clothe and inspire women to look good, feel good and ultimately do good in the world.

 

Founded 21 years ago at 148 Lafayette Street in the heart of Soho led by Deirdre Quinn and her partners  Shun Yen and Ida Siu, the Company was a pioneer in the total vertical integration of design, production, sales and fulfillment. It has extended its footprint globally, established a significant online presence and opened retail stores in the United States and abroad. The Company owns its own factory in China and currently employs 1700 people around the world. In 2018, the Company will be moving its US headquarters to the growing tech and creative community in the Brooklyn Naval Yard. There we will bring all our employees together and provide an even more seamless, collaborative and interactive work environment.

Lafayette 148 New York’s collection can be found in 400+ wholesale and specialty stores throughout North America including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman and Holt Renfrew. In 2006, the Company introduced a direct to consumer business through lafayette148ny.com which is supplemented by our consumer catalog. In 2009, it launched its bricks & mortar retail strategy by opening its first stores in China. By the end of 2016, the Company had opened retail stores throughout China and 4 stores in the US with more planned in the coming years.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
6467087000
Location
141 Flushing Ave
Brooklyn, New York
Kings
11205
United States
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