As promised, we're making daily, industry-specific deep dives in Now Hiring, our new feature covering the range and variety of positions in a given field. Yesterday we explored the world of construction, and today we're trading in the work boots for stiletto heels with 10 jobs from the fashion and design industry.
Fashion is as diverse a business as any other: from sourcing material to manufacturing to building in-store displays, there's a lot going on here. And like those runway models with their perfect hair and practiced scowls, nothing is truly effortless. But when things are really humming and the fashion world is doing its job, it sure looks that way.
Click through to check out today's jobs--all now hiring!
1. R&D Technician, Luxottica Retail
Median salary: $43,500
Description: The R&D Technician is a key resource for advanced technology and process development at company’s Advanced Technology Development (R&D) organization and is expected to provide technical and logistic support for multiple technical and engineering areas, particularly in the areas of optical thin films and organic coating process development and Testing for ophthalmic applications.
2. Display Merchandiser, Lamps Plus
Median salary: $41,620
Description: Under the supervision of the Store Manager (or Assistant Manager when applicable), the Display Merchandiser is responsible for creating and maintaining a captivating presentation of merchandise that will engage customers and help stimulate sales activity. As visual presentations changes are made, the Display Merchandiser will be responsible for moving merchandise, shelving and fixtures. Other responsibilities will include changing signs and maintaining the cleanliness and functionality of fixtures, signage, lights and equipment. This position will also report to the Merchandising Supervisor.
3. Merchandise Planner, Charming Charlie
Base pay: $70-90,000
Description: The Merchandise Planner will be responsible for identifying business risks and opportunities to maximize sales, profitability and inventory turn objectives. This role partners closely with the Buying and Allocation teams to develop and review pre-season and in-season merchandise financial plans. The Merchandise Planner will also play a part in spearheading key departmental and divisional analysis to drive sales, productivity and profitability.
4. Retail Beauty Specialist, Beauty Brands
Average salary: $40,000
Description: Beauty Brands is seeking high-energy people who are passionate about the beauty industry and client service to work in our “Beauty Studio" location in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Contribute to the success of the Store Location by working with the team in support of Location Manager’s direction. Follows Company Mission Statement, Best Practice Standards and participates in Company programs.
5. Design Engineer, Tietex International
Median salary: $60,676
Description: Performs project engineering related tasks in different areas throughout the facility, specifically related to mechanical design. Tasks would include, researching new technology and methods, designing, prototyping, implementing, costing of projects, and training when needed. Design work would include both 2 and 3 dimensional capabilities.
6. Compensation Supervisor, Forever 21
Median salary: $84,787
Description: The Compensation Supervisor is responsible for assisting in the development of Forever 21 compensation policies for both domestic and international client groups. The Supervisor will manage a direct report to ensure that all job descriptions and market pay benchmarking activities are completed.
7. Store Manager, David's Bridal
Average salary: $63,201
Description: The Store Manager is responsible for all aspects of running a David’s Bridal retail store. He/she is responsible for managing the overall Brand Standards, product inventory, visual merchandising, recruitment, hiring, training, and scheduling of all store personnel. The Store Manager assesses each Division of Responsibility to achieve the ideal combination for success. He/she is accountable for the overall store sales and customer service performance, ensuring that all of our customers have a superior shopping experience with us. The Store Manager champions our beliefs in the store, and creates a culture of trust, fairness, integrity, and accountability in accordance with David’s Bridal’s Core Values.
8. Interior Designer/Design Sales Consultant, Ethan Allen
Salary: $30,000 (plus commission)
Description: The successful Interior Design Sales Consultant will be a self-motivated entrepreneur who is tech savvy, has an eye for color, design and home furnishings, as well as the ability to sell design and build rapport with clients to keep them coming back. The designs include space planning, fabric coordination, product selection and overall project design. Successful execution is evidenced by developing individualized designs and achieving sales goals in a commission-based selling environment representing Ethan Allen home furnishing products and services.
9. Furniture Repair/Refinisher, CORT
Average salary: $32,190
Description: Examines worn or damaged furniture to determine extent of repairs required, and performs the repairs (i.e., broken or loose hinges, broken or loose table leg, replace hardware, etc.). Estimates amount of material required based on style and dimensions of furniture, and purchases the appropriate materials required. Conducts daily touch-up and repair of outgoing furniture. Orders and maintains parts, hardware, and supplies for repair section. Trains other operational personnel in the basics of touch-up repair.
10. Sourcing Manager, Red Wing Shoe Co.
Median salary: $90,000
Description: We are looking for a Sourcing Manager to demonstrate the value of the procurement organization through developing sourcing strategies including identifying secondary sources, building supplier relationships, maintaining supply continuity, mitigating supply risk, driving cost reduction, implementing process improvement, and encouraging supplier innovation to meet quality, service, and profitability goals of Red Wing Shoe Company.
Salary info via Glassdoor, Indeed, and Salary.com.
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