GIII Apparel Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of apparel and accessories under licensed brands, owned brands and private label brands with an entrepreneurial culture that flows throughout the comprehensive portfolio of over 30 licensed and proprietary brands, including Andrew Marc, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Guess?, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld, Levi's, Dockers, Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto, Ellen Tracy, Kensie, Ivanka Trump, and G.H. Bass, among others.
GIII also has licenses with the four major professional sports leagues, as well as over 100 U.S. colleges and universities. In addition, G-III currently designs, manufactures and markets an extensive range of apparel, including outerwear, dresses, sportswear, beachwear, women's suits and women's performance wear, as well as luggage and women's handbags, small leather goods and various accessories.
GIII Apparel Group is currently seeking a DKNY Flagship Brand Manager to join it's New York based retail team.
Job Scope: To drive sales and profit in assigned flagship location(s). This person will manage the assortment, stock, selling services, and training vehicles in partnership with the retail partner. This person will also act as a liaison to the G-III central office to share best practices and communicate needs.
Analyze store business on a daily and weekly basis to react to and adjust presentation based on results
Improve margin and sell-thru at regular price, monitoring with retail partners. Make suggestions and recommendations based on analytics
Identify stock and assortment opportunities and manage buy based on trend and selling
Identify product strengths and opportunities and communication to G-III central team
Ensure consistent brand positioning and presentation through communication and training
Collaborate with store executives to ensure all staffing and operational needs are fulfilled
Elevate selling experience with grass roots events and new ideas
Develop relationships with retail partners from store level to central office. Conduct monthly meetings with store management, quarterly meetings at the District/Regional level
Send daily store recaps to G-III central team outlining assortment wins and misses, stock needs, trend analysis, and store specific call-outs
Training and Development
Recruit, train, and develop selling specialists who are fully responsible for sales goals and MyClient
Ensure store goals are communicated, met, and exceeded. Manage results to ensure peak performance
Coordinate with store to communicate brand direction
Manage specialist performance and turnover with retail partner management team for best in class selling service
Negotiate and interact with retail partners for additional space, staffing, and stockroom needs
Monitor and react to any operational issues including back of house organization, selling floor recovery or markdown/signing issues
Take on a leadership role with MyStylist team to share product and brand knowledge
3-5 years management experience
Business Acumen/ Retail Math
Strong Communication Skills- Written/ Verbal
Full Time/Open Availability
Department store background preferred
Experience in Handbags preferred
G-Iii Apparel Group, Ltd.