Shop Manager, Bloomingdale's, NYC Area

Lafayette 148 New York

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Job title

Shop Manager, Bloomingdale's, NYC Area, Lafayette 148 New York

Location

New York, United States

Level

Manager

Function

Wholesale

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Summary:

The Shop Manager, Bloomingdale’s NYC Area, is responsible for driving sales revenue and margin goals within a specific territory of responsibility. The person in this position will work intimately with NYC area Bloomingdale’s department stores, with an 80% focus on driving business in the NYC flagship, to provide product knowledge, oversee shop standards, drive employee engagement, and build loyal clients for the brand.

Responsibilities:

  • Achievement of sales and sell thru metrics while ensuring the visual merchandising standards within the stores of responsibility to reflect the brand standard
  • Embody the brand by maintaining a standard of appearance and expert knowledge
  • Strategize with key partners on execution of key initiatives, product knowledge seminars, in-store events and local community out- reach programs including professional and charity groups
  • Build a network of sellers (OHB) throughout the store to generate sales and new clients for the brand
  • Responsible for event sample timeline and shipping being executed correctly & according to Company protocol
  • Schedule pre-season strategy meetings with RM and senior management to review business, identify opportunities for growth, and create initiatives to improve full price sell through
  • Train and coach assigned employees to build loyal full price clients for the brand and participate in appointments to build the sale
  • Maintain budgets, clothing allowance orders, and expense reports on a timely basis
  • Must be available to meet the needs of the business including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Travel within the tri-state area required
  • Provide insight into growing opportunities as related to the sell through of current and future assortments 
  • Identify and communicate product categories for immediate and future growth

The Ideal Candidate

 Desired Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Experience:

  • 5+ years of retail/ wholesale experience, with a minimum of 3+ years in luxury/ designer sector

Skills:

  • Detail oriented, strong analytical skills, proactive thinker
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Deliver excellent customer service in a professional and courteous manner
  • Team player with a strong understanding of the brand and an active advocate
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced that requires a high degree of multi-tasking
  • Technologically & Social Media proficient including Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point and Adobe Reader

About Us

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.