Nisolo | Merchandise Planning Manager

About Nisolo

Nisolo is a sustainable fashion brand that produces footwear and accessories for women and men. We are an early-stage, E-Commerce D2C company composed of smart, driven teammates committed to excellence and strategically improving our work. We are passionate and compassionate, ambitious and pragmatic. We work together in pursuit of the common goal to grow a healthy, household name brand and push the fashion industry in a more sustainable direction.

About You

  • You are an exceptionally organized self-starter who can prioritize well in a high growth, hands off environment, and are able to think strategically and independently.

  • You are an Excel guru with a knack for numbers. You love turning a story and a plan into a spreadsheet and vice versa.

  • You are crazy attentive to detail and can manage a tight deadline.

  • You can set strategy and vision, but you are not afraid to execute at a tactical level. There is no task too small or too big for you.

  • You are hardworking and resourceful. You understand why data is critical to make high-level, strategic, business decisions and are passionate about providing and analyzing that data.

  • You’re a great team player who can communicate and collaborate with cross-functional teams within a small and growing organization.

  • You respond positively to constructive feedback and adapt quickly to change.

  • You have an insatiable thirst for knowledge, seeing every challenge as an opportunity to learn.

  • You’re humble, hungry, and smart (in that order). You know what you’re good at while still continually striving to improve and grow in all areas.

  • You are motivated at least in part by a commitment to social impact in your daily work. You love fashion and keeping up with trends in the industry.

  • You’re not afraid to have a little fun every now and then.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare sales, margin and inventory forecast and lead team in monthly open to buy forecast meetings for current year; provide sales trend opportunity for future quarters, validate stock-to-sales relationships, maximize receipt flow to improve turn, reconcile receipts and suggest pricing strategies to drive profitability.

  • Generate purchase orders for all products (existing and new) at the distribution channel, category, style, and SKU level.

  • Create and analyze weekly reports on inventory levels, including turnover and weeks of supply, in order to efficiently track and manage over 1,500 SKUs.

  • Provide daily and weekly updates on business as it relates to last forecast, identifying trends, and highlighting selling that exceeds or falls short of expectation.

  • Manage communication with marketing, creative, sales and quality control teams about upcoming production orders and product launches, as well as any other matters related to product.

  • Work with executive, design, and development teams to manage seasonal product line to meet brand initiatives, business objectives, and revenue targets, as well as style, SKU, and margin targets, including both the creation and discontinuation of new and existing styles.

  • Coordinate with international vendors to ensure on-time production and delivery against line strategy.

  • Maintain all product information via seasonal line plan, internal database, and product line management systems.

  • Analyze and contribute to discussion of sales and costing targets during product development process.

  • Assist in managing carryover product and aged inventory.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

 

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 4-6 years of past experience working in planning, buying or merchandising.

  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree in math, economics, finance, or related discipline.

  • Ability to speak Spanish preferred.

  • Strong understanding of the fashion or social enterprise space preferred.

  • Previous consumer facing E-Commerce brand experience preferred.

  • Ability to maintain high standard of confidentiality and professionalism.

 

Compensation: Based on previous experience and expertise.

Timing: Estimated start date: March, 2018. Only candidates who pass through to the interview round will be contacted.

Location: Nashville, Tennessee   

Next Steps: If you are interested in applying for this position, please email a single PDF document containing a cover letter, answers to the below questions, and a résumé to becky@nisolo.com with the subject line “Merchandise Planning Manager [Applicant’s Name].”

  1. What are the 3-5 keys to success for you in the role of Merchandising Planning Manager at Nisolo? How do these keys to success tie in to your strengths and experience?

  2. What sets you apart for this position from other candidates with comparable qualifications and experience?

  3. Develop a 12 month forecast for our Emilio Chukka Boot, complete with proposed purchase dates and quantities to meet the forecast. Assume that the Emilio launched on November 1, 2017 and the first 8 weeks of demand, in units, were: 800, 400, 325, 200, 375, 450, 400, 250. It is week 9 and we currently have 950 units of hand, and 1400 units arriving in week 14. Please communicate all other assumptions you create to complete the project.

Cavanagh Baker | Intern

Job Title: INTERN

Description: At Cavanagh Baker we all roll up our sleeves to pitch-in and do whatever it takes to get the job done. Each day is a little different, it’s what keeps us on our toes and excited to come to work every day.

Cavanagh Baker is seeking a Nashville intern to work closely with the brands founder at their Nashville atelier. This internship will provide a truly hands-on experience in all aspects of a growing fashion business and has the opportunity to grow into a full-time paid position. Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing degrees and students accepted.
REQUIREMENTS
• Tracking and organizing samples being sent/received to stores, factories, and stylists and media loans.
• Assisting with e-commerce site maintenance
• Assisting office manager with shipments and administrative tasks.
• Management of fashion closet and archival of vintage inspiration.
• Social media assistance, content research and engagement.
• On set/location photo shoot assistance.
• Computer proficiency (Excel, Word, Photoshop, Illustrator)
• Team player who can also work independently
• Organized with high attention to detail
• Positive attitude
• Reliable and punctual
• Able to take direction      
• Solution oriented, creative thinking, and a proactive work ethic
• Passionate and knowledgeable about fashion and trends
• Experience with photography is a plus, but not required
Please send your introduction, resume and availability for an initial conversation to info@cavanaghbaker.com 
We're looking forward to hearing back from you soon!

Cavanagh Baker | Pattern Maker/Seamstress

At Cavanagh Baker we all roll up our sleeves to pitch-in and do whatever it takes to get the job done. Each day is a little different, it’s what keeps us on our toes and excited to come to work every day.


Cavanagh Baker is seeking a Nashville pattern maker and seamstress to work closely with the brands founder at their Nashville atelier.
REQUIREMENTS
·       Constructs one of a kind Women’s Collection gowns, capes, coats and seperates to the pattern and/or draping specifications of designer. 
·       Provides expert finishing and tailoring of specialty garments for Celebrity and VIP clients
·       Ensures the highest possible level of quality and standards in keeping with the Cavanagh Baker brand and image. 
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
·       Experienced seamstress with pattern making, garment construction. 
·       Must be able to complete a garment from start to finish
·       Excellent handwork skills including hand and machine sewing. 
·       Knowledge of fine fabrics, trims, knitting and weaving, embroidery and beading. 
·       Knowledge of industrial sewing machines
·       Minimum of 5 years experience
·       Attention to detail. 
CONTRACT LABOR
Please send your introduction, resume and availability for an initial conversation to info@cavanaghbaker.com
We're looking forward to hearing back from you soon!

Curves with Purpose | Digital Content Marketing Manager

Digital marketing/content manager for start-up e-commerce brand

* Develop content strategies and communications plans
* Conduct audits of existing materials
* Research competitors and content topics
* Maintain editorial calendars
* Author content, including websites, videos, blogs and print collateral
* Interview clients or other subject matter experts
*Find and manage small pool of freelance content producers to develop strategies and execute communications plans
* Edit, proofread, and generally QC content prior to publication
* Oversee brand building and awareness campaigns (e.g. influencer programs, content marketing, strategic partnerships, press and media)
* Develop thoughtful, effective and cohesive marketing plans to support seasonal launches including email marketing, execute all email marketing from copy to content and distribution
* Provide detailed analysis and accurate reporting about all growth marketing related investments
* Optimize the overall digital media footprint as information about performance becomes available and trends emerge
* Make recommendations about positioning and merchandising based a customer data and customer research
* Inform technology priorities as they relate to customer acquisition and retention

Background:
- 3+ years work experience
- 2+ years direct marketing ecommerce experience executing and managing brand awareness and customer acquisition campaigns
- Strong analytical and quantitative skills
- An iterative approach to testing and designing campaigns in order to scale marketing spend
- Familiarity with 3rd party self-serve ad manager and analytics products (e.g. Facebook, AdWords, google analytics)
- Outstanding organization skills, attention to detail and great listening skills
- Entrepreneurial, hands on growth mindset

Send resume, any work examples and salary requirements to hello@curveswithpurpose.com

Arcade | Creative Retail Superstar Needed: Full-Time

We are a kids' store looking an for outgoing, upbeat sales person with some creative writing and design skills. This person will be responsible for processing incoming inventory, working on our online store, and helping with the day to day operations of the shop. Must have a flexible schedule, an interest in fashion, and a love for kids!

Responsibilities:
-Driving sales.
-Engaging and assisting customers.
-Maintaining a deep and thorough understanding of our products.
-Using and understanding our sales platform and POS system.
-Receiving and processing incoming inventory.
-Writing clear product descriptions.
-Merchandising the store and website.
-Fulfilling and shipping online orders.
-Managing inventory.
-Cleaning/organizing the store.
-Corresponding with brand representatives.
-Going above and beyond to create the best possible store experience for customers and coworkers!!

Requirements:
-An interest in fashion and a stylish appearance.
-A positive, hardworking attitude.
-Attention to detail.
-Excellent written and verbal communication.
-Willingness to work weekends.
-Must be a people person, but also possess the ability to work independently.

**Retail experience, experience with kids, and photography skills are all a huge bonus!**

~38 hours/week.

Reach out to Genie Lockwood to apply.

Cotton & Moss | Marketing & Social Media Intern

Company: Cotton & Moss

City: Nashville

Job Title: Marketing & Social Media Intern

Description: Cotton & Moss is looking for a savvy marketing & social media intern for the Spring semester. We are gearing up for our first product launch so it will be an exciting time to come on board.

Cotton & Moss is a site dedicated to interviews and stories of people creating a positive impact in the apparel, accessories and farming industries, whether it be brands, mills, farmers, or factories. I'd like to shift the way a customer thinks about buying a product and engage them in the process. My goal is to create a more sustainable, lifestyle product offering where consumers have peace of mind and support in their buying decisions. Cotton & Moss will provide small and special product launches throughout the year.

We are looking for an intern that is in their Junior or Senior level of college with a focus on Marketing / Outreach / Social Media. The candidate should be very aware of fashion, design, and awareness of sustainability or gardening would be a plus. In this role, you would partner with the founder to tackle everyday projects concerning a start-up blog / retail business. This would be a very hands-on, collaborative role so the candidate needs to be very reliable, great with communication and extremely tech savvy.

Responsibilities would include:

-Seeking new outreach efforts with publications, websites, etc. to build brand & product awareness
-Coordinating email logistics for any blog & media related post
-Assisting in scheduling and managing social media post
-Utilizing social media and email tools to promote the brand & products
-Thinking creatively about future branding opportunities
-Assisting in product inventory updates, packing, shipping, & emailing customers
-Being a note taker in any upcoming user interviews focused on product research
-Potential to travel for a special interview / story

-6-8 hours a week
-Days to be determined, but please send availability
-Jan - May

Please email resume or a brief description of background & interest to info@cottonandmoss.com.

Sewing Training Academy | Marketing Intern

Sewing Training Academy | Marketing Intern

Duration: January-March 2018

Objective: Increase public awareness of STA classes and activities by maintaining program’s social media accounts

Skills desired: eye for photography and graphic design, seasoned social media guru, hunger for on-line research

Time commitment: 10-15 hrs/wk 

Apply: Contact Trishawna Quincy at tquincy@cctenn.org

Christina Kober | Production Jeweler

FULL-TIME
PRODUCTION JEWELER
NASHVILLE, TN

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a responsible and detail-oriented Bench Jeweler to join our team. This position requires excellent communication skills since you will be working as part of a team. We are a growing company that produces handmade jewelry on a production level, you must be willing to embrace repetition. Full-time position in our Nashville, TN studio.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Soldering sterling silver rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
  • Polishing & finishing using flex shaft & polishing machine.
  • Casting finishing.
  • Assist studio manager with other duties as needed.

 

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong bench jeweler skills (soldering, polishing, assembly)
  • Comfortable working with your hands.
  • Must be able to read and understand step by step directions.
  • Comfortable using small hand tools like a flex shaft and large equipment like polishing machines.
  • Experience with stone setting & working with gold a plus, but not a requirement.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires sitting for long periods of time.
  • Repetitive physical movements.
  • Careful handling of materials.
  • Ability to work with very small pieces and parts.

 

HOURS & PAY

This is a full-time position, 30 - 40 hours/week. Starts at $13/hr but compensation depends on experience and skill set. Opportunity to grow with company as experience increases.

APPLY HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7Non0T_usFpWwh5oh5xKPttNFrAdc7xDKKyhCL6cmlYi7Xg/viewform

Alexis Mack | Wholesale Sales Intern

Name: Alexis Mack

Email Address: alexisamack@gmail.com

Company: Alexis Mack

City: Nashville, TN

Job Title: Wholesale Sales Intern

Description: I work with two London based companies and seek an intern to help with prepping for road work and trade shows.
The intern would be required to make phone calls, do stock take, and order entry.
This is an exciting opportunity for a college student interested in wholesale sales and marketing.

Some gifted clothing would be offered as some compensation.

Christina Kober | Assistant Jeweler

PART-TIME / SEASONAL
ASSISTANT JEWELER
NASHVILLE, TN

OVERVIEW

We are seeking a responsible and detail-oriented Assistant Jeweler to join our team. This position will aid in making handmade jewelry in our Nashville, TN studio. The Assistant Jeweler position offers the opportunity to stay on past the holiday season.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assembly of necklaces & bracelets : cutting chains & connecting with small jump rings
  • Precise measuring and cutting of precious metals
  • Beading
  • Assist Studio Manager with other tasks as needed
  • Assisting with packaging & fulfilling online orders as needed


 

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Some jewelry making experience (not limited to : beading / wire work / macrame)
  • Comfortable working with your hands.
  • Must be able to read and understand step by step directions.
  • Comfortable using small hand tools like pliers, dremel or flex shaft.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires sitting for long periods of time.
  • Repetitive physical movements.
  • Careful handling of materials.
  • Ability to work with very small pieces and parts.

 

HOURS & PAY

This is a part-time position, 20 hours/week. Starts at $10/hr but compensation depends on experience and skill set. Opportunity to grow with company as experience increases.

Apply here: http://www.christinakober.com/assistant-jeweler-application/

ELT Collective | Intern

ELT Collective is looking for an intern as soon as possible. The following would be duties:

  • Assist in day-to-day activities for a fashion startup
  • Answering /Creating emails for Press, Buyers, etc.
  • Social media help
  • Keeping website up-to-date
  • Photoshoots for Product
  • Events – such as Pop-Ups 
  • Helping with shipments to customers
  • Drop Offs and Pick Ups of Inventory
  • Sewing Skills would be bonus, but not required

Email Resume and Cover letter to Erin@ELTcollective.com

Christina Kober | Operations Coordinator

FULL TIME

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
NASHVILLE, TN

OVERVIEW

Christina Kober Designs is seeking an Operations Coordinator who will be responsible for supporting the team in the day-to-day running of the business and providing an exceptional customer experience. The ideal candidate is upbeat, personable and loves making people feel great. You are meticulous, organized and love all things packaging. You get a real satisfaction out of creating order, your a go-getter and you can be depended on to get things done. You have a sense of humor and enjoy being a part of a fast-paced small business where you may need to pivot often.

This is a comprehensive operations coordinator position, providing excellent customer service and building customer relationships, as well as daily order fulfillment and receiving inbound shipments. This position offers opportunities for growth within the role.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide front-line customer support for our community via email, live chat, and phone.
  • Turn order problems into successes with thoughtful customer interaction.
  • Collect, document, and organize invaluable customer feedback on product, design, and delivery.
  • Proactively take on challenges, research information, troubleshoot problems and creatively deliver results.
  • Pick, pack and ship retail & wholesale orders with impeccable attention to detail and care, while ensuring order accuracy and on-time delivery.
  • Conduct count and quality assurance for all shipments.
  • Receive and process returns and exchanges.
  • Sort, count, package, label, unpack and/or log inventory which is shipped or received.
  • Able to quickly learn product assortment for new collection launches: categories, styles, metals and sizes.

 

QUALIFICATIONS


skills & abilities

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and check list driven.
  • Creative, outside the box thinking.
  • A team player who is excited and committed working in a small business.
  • Strong integrator and implementation skills.
  • Some customer service or retail experience.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects/responsibilities at the same time.
  • Dexterous, comfortable using small hand tools. Basic jewelry making skills a plus.

 

software & technology

  • Must be comfortable with Microsoft Word/Excel or Google Docs/Sheets, and able to learn new software and programs quickly.

This is a full-time position. Compensation depends on experience and skill set. We believe in hiring the right people to join our team.

Apply here: http://www.christinakober.com/operations-coordinator-application/

Christina Kober | PR & Marketing Coordinator

Christina Kober Designs is seeking a PR & Marketing Coordinator to execute and organize day-to-day marketing efforts for Christina Kober Designs. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who uses both sides of the brain, is exacting, organized, and can quickly and precisely execute marketing initiatives. You are a creative problem solver and think outside the box. You can think big picture down to a granular level understanding how all the pieces of the puzzle fit together. You have a sense of humor and enjoy being a part of a fast-paced company where you may need to pivot often.

This is a comprehensive marketing position, creating content for marketing and public relations strategies as well as developing tactical and strategic initiatives focused on targeting, acquiring and serving retail and wholesale customers. This includes working closely with the CEO and other members of the CKD team to propel Christina Kober Designs into untapped areas of growth and expansion.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Create a detailed strategic marketing plan by working closely with the CEO.
  • Manage & implement marketing plan including email marketing, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing and advertising.
  • Develop & implement a media relations strategy by researching media opportunities, writing pitches, emailing and calling press, bloggers and influencers to grow current and build new relationships.
  • Create cohesive marketing & PR content over all Christina Kober Designs platforms, including but not limited to: website, blog, social media, email campaigns, PR outreach, advertising, and physical marketing materials.
  • Develop our marketing funnels, by optimizing each step.
  • Help develop new product strategies & potential expansion into other marketing streams.
  • Oversee metrics and tracking providing reports and analytics to the CEO.

 

QUALIFICATIONS


skills & abilities

  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Experience writing a blog and/or email marketing a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail and check list driven.
  • Creative, outside the box thinking.
  • A team player who is excited and committed working in a small business.
  • Strong integrator and implementation skills.
  • Loves jewelry & fashion

 

software & technology

  • Must be comfortable with Microsoft Word/Excel or Google Docs/Sheets, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and able to learn new software and programs quickly.
  • HTML skills preferred.
  • Graphic design proficient and familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

This is a full-time position. Compensation depends on experience and skill set. We believe in hiring the right people to join our team.

 

Apply here: http://www.christinakober.com/pr-marketing-coordinator-application/