Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Help Wanted

FOCUS SHOWROOM

Exciting opportunity to join a growing team

Immediate opening for experienced sales pro.  Must have strong South West relationships.
2+ years managing and growing brands within the contemporary market.
A self motivated, outgoing, go-getter will excel in this position, working with strong brands and established business.
Position can be LA or Dallas based.

Please submit resume for consideration to:


Help Wanted

Wholesale Planner – Los Angeles, CA

Ted's Story
Established in 1988, Ted Baker London has grown from its humble roots as a shirt specialist in Glasgow, to a global lifestyle brand with over 100 locations in Europe, the US, Australia, the Middle East, Far East and Southeast Asia. As 'no ordinary designer label', Ted Baker offers menswear, womenswear, accessories (and everything in between), and is renowned for high quality and a distinctive use of pattern and color. The brand's unconventional approach to fashion, irreverent sense of humor and, above all, unswerving attention to detail, appeals to style-conscious men and women who trust Ted to deliver that certain something... a little out of the ordinary.
So, You Think You've Got What it Takes. . .
ExciTED for a new opportunity? Ted is looking for a Wholesale Planner to drive the growing business with planning and trading.  Our Planner will be working closest with the accessories divisions (across both men’s & women’s) to continue to build a successful accessories business for Ted’s wholesale business within US & Canada. 

Pre-season responsibilities will include:
·       Prep & analysis of sales at SKU level across all majors, specialty & ecomm accounts
·       Identifying opportunities & partnering with sales team to develop assortment and new season strategy
·       Using sales history and trend knowledge to suggest buy quantities working to a set budget
·       Work with sales team to communicate strategy & selling highlights/lowlights to our UK team for Future range building
·       Transpose category buys onto global buy plans and maintain the files to ensure correct order placement and delivery
·       Work with the sales team and support in prepping for major selling meetings & tradeshows

In-season responsibilities will include:
·       Updating & analyzing sales trackers weekly, for all accounts
·       Regularly communicating sales & general business overview to our UK team
·       Monitoring sales at color/size level for major accounts to identify and react to in-season opportunities/issues
·       Have a focus on replenishment, tracking sales at door/size level to ensure correct allocation of product and to ensure we are capitalizing on all opportunities
·       Stock Management – updating sales teams with current stock position by style so that they can drive re-orders. Monitoring internal stock position for accessories divisions, and anticipating any end of season residual issues
·       Tracking the value of shipments to each account to ensure all orders are fulfilled, reducing the risk of increasing EOS residual inventory
·       Monitoring and analyzing monthly business reviews provided by key major accounts (both store & direct business), to identify issues & opportunities
·       Track drop ship selling for majors, including ensuring all drop ship product is available online and monitoring stock by SKU, identifying sales opportunities or stock issues.
·       Communicating with our UK team to follow up on production/delivery queries

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Previous experience working with Department Stores preferred but not required
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Numerate & Analytical
  • Time management
  • Proactive approach
  • Ability to think commercially
  • 2+ years of previous experience in similar capacity

Interested candidates please send your salary requirements and resume to newtedontheblock.usa@TedBaker.com

EOE

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Help Wanted

eM Productions is hiring for an Assistant/Operations Manager
eM productions is a multi-line showroom, representing beautiful designer and contemporary collections.
This position requires 5 day a week availability from 10am-6pm.
You must be willing to travel to New York, Las Vegas, and Texas during market season.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Order supplies, organize, and maintain showroom
  • Monitor, send out, and track shipments
  • Sample coordination with designers
  • Merchandise and inventory all collections
  • Offer support to the sales team when needed i.e. trade shows or market
  • Create/send out teasers seasonally
  • Book travel for company and schedule seasonal tradeshows
  • Assist in meetings with buyers, take notes and follow up as needed
  • Keep a log of sales and market appointment calls and emails
  • Manage all PO data entry and filing
  • Ensure accuracy by comparing all records seasonally
  • Update showroom information, employee contacts, and general designer information
  • Prep for shows, road appointments, and showroom appointments
  • Assist showroom owner by researching new lines, printing documents, sharing files, providing event dates and contact information
  • Be seen of the liaison of communication for all third parties by taking messages, appointments, and email requests
  • Oversee the hiring and daily tasks of interns
  • Responsible for company site and all social media platforms
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Related Program
  • Minimum of 1 to 2 years in an administrative role within the fashion industry
Qualities
  • Understanding and appreciation for the contemporary market and knowledge of the wholesale industry
Highly organized, detail oriented and flexible
  • Team player with good pro-active attitude
Computer Skills
  • Strong administrative support skills including experience with Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Intermediate Photoshop/Illustrator knowledge
  • Experience in Showroom Exchange and Joor is a plus
Please send resumes to ruthie@emprds.com

Friday, January 6, 2017

The Brand Assembly Square NY – A Co-Showing/Co-Working Environment in NYC


Hi There!  
By now, you might be familiar with The Brand Assembly Square LA (we're on the mezzanine of the Cooper), but did you know we have a space in NY, as well? Located in the Chelsea/Flatiron neighborhood, our co-showing space has been providing brands and showrooms a great alternative to show collections outside of tradeshows and getting their own space for over a year.  We have a consistently strong, curated group of brands and showrooms in a comfortable, fun environment with the ability to show for an extended market-capturing traffic from Fashion Week through all major tradeshows. Interested in joining us?  Contact adam@brandassembly.com for more details-but hurry!  We are almost full and market is nearly here!  
Wishing you a great Fall/Winter Market!
-Brand Assembly
(P.S.) Good for this market?  Keep us in mind for the next one or any of your showing needs!  We have rates for everything from daily short-term occupancy to annual memberships should you be in New York and need a place to show from or want an East Coast presence that’s easy to manage!


Help Wanted

Focus Showroom seeks

Efficient, detail oriented Showroom Assistant 

The right candidate will be passionate about fashion, articulate, energetic, organized and outgoing and be
committed to building a career in the wholesale fashion industry!

Duties will include:

·           Check in and steam new Sample Collections
·         Tracking all sample collections and process sample returns to vendors
·         Keep Showroom organized and keep Collections show ready
·         Assist the Showroom Manager and sales team when needed 
·         Handle customer service and interface with customers for reorders, requests, etc.
·         Assist Showroom manager with booking travel for seasonal trade shows for the sales team
·         Provide sales support at trade shows and be open to some travel
·         Maintain organized and efficient records and up to date appointment schedule during selling seasons
·         Be great on the phone and able to assisting team with market appointment calling and email outreach
·         Assist sales team with packing and unpacking from road appointments
·         Prep for shows, as well as for road and showroom appointments
·         Assist with special projects, which could include updating social media platforms, mailers, etc.
·         Process, organize, submit, and enter all orders for the showroom
·         Maintain and be responsible for ordering showroom supplies
·         Must have a valid driver’s license

To apply please email: info@focusshowroom.com


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Help Wanted

J Brand is seeking a Sr. Technical Designer, Women’s (import & denim) to carry out technical product development process and ensure consistency of garment fit and quality in assigned women’s apparel categories, ready-to-wear. The successful candidate will have passion for innovation within the women’s design market (denim and non-denim), and some import experience.
  
Responsibilities:

·       Create initial technical drawings from sketch concept delivered by Design team using MS Excel and Illustrator software systems.
·       Create and develop core library blocks to standardized specs and grade rules across all categories.
·       CAD: Generate and input all garment specifications/ information and fit comments into computer system to create technical packages in MS Excel and Illustrator, create CAD templates
·       Fittings: Conduct and participate in fittings from prototype through TOP with precise notes for any changes to garment and raw materials. Input changes/corrections/ revisions into technical package and communicate comments.
·       Create measurement guides, grade rules and tolerances as appropriate for styles and classes from existing grade rules. Upkeep trim chart.
·       Communicate all sewing, construction analysis, and wash notes with in-house teams and factories (domestic and overseas).
·       Hand off tech pack(s) in a timely manner for development sample.
·       Receive sample garment(s) and measure for accuracy of specifications.
·       Accurately communicate changes, corrections and solutions internally and externally: with in-house teams and factories (domestic and overseas).
·       Strong clear and concise communication and follow up with domestic and overseas factories to ensure accuracy of any changes, corrections or pro-active solutions to any potential production risk. Strong emphasis on overseas communication.
·       Coordinate and communicate with Designer or Design team on silhouettes to have application (sizing & placement file).
·       Ability to work with Product Development and Production to ensure calendar deliveries are met.
·       Mentor, coach and develop a technical team, teaching them a “hands on” approach.



Skills and Education:

·       Minimum total 3-5+ years' apparel Technical Design experience with a solid 2-3 years in denim (including 5 pocket design) in women’s contemporary categories, sportswear a plus.
·       Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree from technical school, college, or university. Additional experience may be taken in to consideration in lieu of education.
·       Minimum 2 or 3 years of import desired, please indicate import countries
·       Extensive knowledge of garment construction, women’s design, denim required
·       Proficient CAD: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator/Sketching proficient
·       Candidate must have strong technical skills with a focus on MS Excel, some MS Word and Outlook. PC and MAC proficient
·       Previous apparel system experience is preferred. MS Dynamics a plus, but not required.
·       Ability to identify & recognize fit issues proactively and accurately then; translate into revised pattern blocks & specs.
·       Must be comfortable with 75-80% denim Technical Design.
·       Detail oriented, able to judge, shift priorities and meet deadlines while maintaining a level of accuracy and quality.
·       Submission of work samples, portfolio link, and or portfolios to review are  highly recommended


Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; is occasionally required to talk or hear; walk, stand or otherwise move self in a reasonable way position to perform the essential duty.  The employee must occasionally lift, carry or otherwise move or position up to 10 pounds.
Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.  The employee comes in contact on occasion with a sharp object.  The general working hours are between 8:30 am to 5:30pm and overtime may be required from time to time.

 TO APPLY:  For consideration, please EMAIL resumes to JBLAcareers@jbrandjeans.com and put “Sr. Technical Designer –Women’s” in the subject line.

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J Brand is seeking an eCommerce Graphic Designer - Temporary to help on our eCommerce graphic design team. The eCommerce Graphic Designer works with other designers to develop digital assets. Your responsibilities will include completing day-to-day design work for our Ecommerce websites, emails, online advertising, social media platforms and more while ensuring deliverable completion under tight deadlines. Candidate will primarily provide support toward e-Commerce related graphics. 
Responsibilities:
  • Following the established design standard to carry out any design tasks assigned by the VP of Art & Visuals as well as the e-Commerce team.
  • Strong UI/UX Design for Desktop and Mobil
  • Design Emails & Newsletters, Banners, Websites, Landing Pages, Mocks, and other Digital Assets.
  • Create mock-ups and comps for presentations and approval sign-off.
  • Ability to work within corporate branding guidelines and align all creative with our brand identity
  • Eye for visually pleasing/ beautiful digital design
  • Advanced knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to multitask and work efficiently under tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of Klaviyo or Mailchimp a plus but not required
  • Knowledge of Basecamp
  • Ability to create organized and meticulous files and PSD's easily shared and understood
  • Research new technologies and design trends. Maintain library of materials and examples.
Education and/or Experience:  
  • Three to five years’ experience and Associates degree from college or university. Candidate must have experience with Mac OSX, MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite 2 or higher and strong skills in Photoshop and Illustrator.
To apply: email resume to JBLAcareers@jbrandjeans.com and include “Graphic Designer” in the subject line. 

J Brand values the individual talent that comprises this company and is committed to equal opportunities for each employee's advancement. Our company believes in and supports policies and practices that prohibit discrimination against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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