Alabama Chanin | Senior E-Commerce Merchandiser

Senior E-commerce Merchandiser

The Senior E-commerce and Merchandiser role at Alabama Chanin is an exciting position and opportunity to join the Leadership Team at our Family of Businesses. We are a dynamic and growing company that seeks to expand our business model in innovative and thought-provoking ways. E-commerce and Merchandising at Alabama Chanin is a think-outside-the-box experience; our company is known as a trailblazer for sustainable design and manufacturing, the revitalization of local textile production in America, and for building a robust business model outside of a major fashion capital.  All of these ideas put us in a position of constantly evolving and pushing our digital media presence. 

The Senior E-commerce and Merchandising role at the Alabama Chanin Family of Businesses is responsible for digital revenue streams and customer experience from beginning to end. Additionally, this role has a deep hand in steering collection merchandising, brand imagery, and website functionality. All leaders in our Family of Businesses are ambassadors for all things Alabama Chanin, The School of Making, and The Factory Store and Café. Our company is rooted in the tenets of the Slow Design (and Slow Food) movement: good, clean, fair—which encourages designers, artists, chefs, and consumers to create and utilize thoughtful products in a socially and environmentally responsible way. We expect good, honest, and fair service from our Senior E-commerce and Merchandising team member. In a world that too easily settles for less, we believe that it is worthy work to envision, believe in, and fight for greatness.* This is accomplished by providing the community, our customers, and fellow staff members with exceptional products and services.

Key Responsibilities
• E-commerce concept development
• E-commerce merchandising
• Page design
• Web and page management
• Deep understanding of product and content management
• Deep understanding of product photography 
• Lead e-commerce, content and product creation and curation
• Lead an integrated systems approach to E-commerce, Marketing, and Public Relations
• Lead the Media Team, including team member work flow, project coordination, and execution
• Generate analytics that anticipate shifts in the business landscape and consumer behavior 
• Extend brand influence and visibility using incremental and breakthrough improvements
• Social Media brand awareness and engagement
• Social channel communication management 
• Writing content for promotions, Journal, and email blasts
• Manage and assign work to a team of writers for the Alabama Chanin Journal

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, or related degree required, E-commerce concentration preferred
• 3 years e-commerce experience with a company at or exceeding 2 million is sales volume required
• Design or Fashion background preferred
• Proven leadership experience in a team setting
• Must live in the Florence, Alabama area or be willing to relocate
• Must have a keen visual eye for modern design and understanding and appreciation for design history
• Experience using visual storytelling within the brand strategy
• Ability to execute an immersive content experience
• Experience leveraging resources for optimal results in print media, digital media, and influencers 
• Experience with SEO, PPC analytics 


Email resume to:  hr@alabamachanin.com

ABLE | Denim Pattern Designer

Pattern Designer - freelance contract position

Nashville based brand, ABLE is seeking a project based patternmaker with expertise across multiple apparel categories, but with an emphasis in Denim. This position allows for flexibility as the candidate could work remotely from their office but would be required to attend fittings at the Nashville office 2-3x per season or as needed.

Roles + Responsibilities:

● Creation of denim patterns based on design sketches, specs or samples from proto sampling into production.

● Attends fittings at Nashville office, identifying fit solutions, and is responsible for updating and adjusting pattern based on comments.

● Adheres to deadlines and production schedules and provide quick turn around of comments.

Required Skills:

● Skilled pattern marker with expertise in denim construction and fabrications.

● Proficient and has access to pattern software such as Lectra or Gerber.

● Excellent communication and project management skills.

● High level of organizational skills, including detail orientation and follow up.

● Creative, innovative problem solver with the ability to anticipate potential issues.

● Sew first muslin sample to send along with pattern to factory.

Competencies: Collaborative, Self-motivated, Organized, Time Management



E-mail jordan@livefashionable.com for more info and to apply.

Soles4Souls | Executive Assistant

Soles4Souls Mission:  Soles4Souls (S4S) creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world.

 

Summary:  Reporting to the CEO, the Executive Assistant is responsible for performing a range of activities that also supports the President/COO, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Corporate Officer.  The goal of this position is to coordinate, anticipate and manage information and relationships in a way that allows the CEO and the Executive Team to be as efficient and effective as possible. 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Screen incoming call either directly or through coordination of volunteer resources 

  • Manage calendars for CEO and meeting rooms as well as making travel, meeting and event arrangements

  • Prepare/compile reports and other financial data

  • Train and supervise other support staff

  • Work well with all levels of internal management and staff, outside clients and vendors

  • Exercise sensitivity to confidential matters

  • Maintain customer relations through excellent interpersonal skills and flexible project coordination

  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer

  • Participate in organizational and team meetings as assigned; adhere to all agency policies and protocols 

Qualifications, Skills and Capabilities:

  • Demonstrated experience as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager

  • Strong computer and research skills

  • Exemplary planning and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects

  • High level of verbal and written communications; proficiency in English

  • Discretion and confidentiality

  • Experience in booking domestic and international travel and meetings

  • Full comprehension of office management systems and procedures with up-to-date skill with office technologies and applications

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office

  • Valid driver’s license

S4S is an equal opportunity employer – CRA 1964 and ADA 1990.  We actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Job Type: Full-time

Contact Information and Procedure:

Submission of Resume and Cover Letter.  Cover Letters should be addressed to Buddy Teaster, CEO.  Please email your cover letter and resume to Courtney Pare at courtneyp@soles4souls.org

Courtney Pare319 Martingale DriveOld Hickory, TN 37138
Email: courtneyp@soles4souls.org
Website: https://soles4souls.org/
Phone: (615) 391-5723

Arcade Kids | Part-Time Assistant Store Manager

 Arcade is a Nashville children's shop that sells gifts and clothing for baby through age 6. Located in Hillsboro Village, we carry unique, colorful products made by independent designers from all around the world. We focus on bringing quality, hard-to-find pieces to Nashville while providing a memorable store experience for visitors and families in our community. We're currently looking to hire an assistant store manager.

Our assistant store manager’s primary role will be to assist the store manager in overseeing daily operations of the store. This includes team leadership, sales operations, stock/inventory management, and the visual appearance of the store. We are looking for a detail-conscious leader with a strong work ethic and an eye for design.

An Assistant Store Manager:
-Supervises the sales team.
-Provides thoughtful leadership.
-Maintains a customer-focused environment.
-Executes selling operations.
-Resolves customer service issues.
-Receives and processes new stock.
-Keeps accurate reports of inventory and sales.
-Is skilled in visual merchandising.
-Upholds high standards for presentation.
-Is knowledgable in fashion trends.
-Acts as an ambassador to the store.

-Must be available to work weekends.
-Must have a knack for styling & design.
-Must enjoy being around children!

20 to 25 hours/week
15 dollars/hour

To apply, please send a resume and a letter of interest to hello@arcadenashville.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Emerson Grace | Management

EMERSON | GRACE is looking for a strong management candidate to join our team. This is a full-time salaried position with bonus potential and benefits. Must have a minimum of 3 years retail management experience - preferably in the women's contemporary market. Ideal candidate works well with others, has a strong business acumen and excellent leadership skills. Must be highly organized, a team player, a sales leader, and possess strong analytical skills. Must be able to work weekends.

E-mail  hiring@emersongracenashville.com if interested.

Emerson Grace | Back Office Coordinator

We are looking for someone with a passion for fashion in the contemporary women's market. The ideal candidate will posess excellent computer skills (microsoft office with a focus on excel/photoshop), pay attention to detail, and is highly organized. Must be able to work in a team environment, as well as by themselves. This is a part-time position with approximately 10-15 hours/week. Knowledge of RUNIT retail system is a plus. Retail experience is preferred, but not required.

E-mail hiring@emersongracenashville.com if interested.

ABLE | Denim Design Associate (Part-Time Contract)

ABLE, a socially conscious accessories brand dedicated to creating sustainable business, is seeking a Design Associate to join our Denim Category. The ideal candidate will have specific experience in Denim Fit and Wash processes and the desire to work in a mission-forward, fast paced, retail environment. Based in our Nashville office, the Design Associate will support our NYC-based Denim Consultant. This part-time position will run day-to-day operations of denim by communicating with factory daily, managing wash process, attending all fittings, creating sketches and initiation and managing tech packs. A person with strong communication skills, attention to detail, and organization will thrive in this position.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
● Create, finish, and execute tech packs, including materials, trims, labels, and measurements in order to accurately communicate designs to vendors
● Communicate pattern revisions to pattern maker (from Design during fitting) to vendor, with consultant supervision
● Communicate wash comments to vendor for each style
● Support the initiation and management of product revisions and follow-ups on all development from 1st proto to commercialization.
● Manage daily communication with vendors related to troubleshooting production issues, in partnership with designer.
● Responsible for all internal charts and line sheets, creating and updating as necessary.
● Responsible for maintaining close communication with consultant, including twice weekly reports summarizing vendor communication and any internal discussions, and calling/emailing consultant in between if issues arise that need urgent attention.

Skills & Requirements
● Degree in Fashion Design or equivalent experience
● CAD skills in Adobe Illustrator or comparable software
● Strong experience in denim wash processes
● Proven ability to participate in product fittings and communicate revisions
● Excellent communication and project management skills
● Strong organizational skills, including detail orientation and follow-up

Competencies: Collaborative, Self-Motivated, Organized, Time Management/Follow through


Send resume & inquiries to  jobs@livefashionable.com.


Authentically American | Business Development Managers

Authentically American is looking for 

Business Development Managers (BDMs)

in the following areas:

Atlanta, Georgia

Boston, Massachusetts

Chicago, Illinois

Detroit, Michigan

Houston, Texas

Huntsville, Alabama

Las Vegas, Nevada

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

St. Louis, Missouri

San Antonio, Texas

Washington, D.C.

About Authentically American 

Want to join a team of passionate individuals committed to making a difference? At Authentically American, we are building an iconic American brand that is truly American made. We partner with businesses of all sizes, colleges & high schools, charities & non-profits, sports leagues, and political campaigns to provide high quality co-branded Made in USA apparel and merchandise that is competitively priced. We also offer our own consumer brand product offering. Think of Authentically American as the next Nike or Under Armour, but ALL Made in USA.

Learn more and apply HERE.

Image Optical | Eyewear Stylist

We are searching for a retail sales associate with a focus in optical. Previous experience is not required but admired! 


We are a female owned, independent, luxury optical shop. We specialize in high-end exclusive eyewear and maintain the highest standards for customer service. We are looking for someone who has an eye for fashion, enjoys retail, is self-motivated, great with the customers experience, and is detail oriented. 

Our business is based in both the medical and fashion fields. You will be required to learn about styling glasses, fitting lenses, adjusting frames, customer service, and verifying prescription lenses. There is a learning curve, especially if you haven’t worked in optical but we look foreword to working with and training you to work in this exciting and growing field. We have a 40 hour work week for full time and 24 hours a week for part time. Our hours of operation are 9:30-5:30 Monday through Saturday. Your days should be flexible and you should be able to work most Saturdays. We ask that all applicants live in a comfortable driving distance from Nashville. 

We are closed on all national holidays. We have competitive hourly pay and also pay sales based commission. After three months you have the option in enrolling in our health care plan which includes life insurance. After the first year as a full time employee you accrue 2 weeks of paid vacation time, 1 week paid sick leave, and 401k with profit sharing and matching. 

We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills who loves working in a team environment. 

Submit your resume to katielye12@gmail.com, please include personal and professional references with current phone numbers. 

Belmont University | Assistant Professor in Fashion Design

Primary Duties and
Responsibilities:
     

The person in this position primarily teaches all levels of Fashion Design courses to include clothing construction, patterning, draping, Adobe Creative Suite with an emphasis in Illustrator and Photoshop, and computerized pattern drafting systems. Digital software systems will be integrated in the studio courses. 

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Belmont University is a vibrant creative community serving undergraduate and graduate students by providing nationally recognized, accredited programs in Art, Design, Music, Theatre, and Dance.  Engaged faculty mentors along with world-class performances, vibrant art and design opportunities, dynamic teaching, and study abroad opportunities combine to provide a 21st century path for student excellence, artistry and creativity in an inclusive student-centered, Christian environment. 

The O’More School of Design is emerging with greater national prominence as premier design school as part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and Belmont University. Nestled in the heart of Nashville’s booming creative economy, where we have the largest per capita of independent fashion companies located outside of New York and Los Angeles, the O’More School of Design is where beauty and function live together and are allowed to meld and grow. O’More envelops students in a singular experience of creativity. They are urged to dig into their talents and expand them – not simply as an intellectual exercise, but specifically so that they can go on and better the world around them through purposeful and meaningful design. O’More engages our students in a creative learning experience that begins on the day they arrive and continues into their professional careers.

Prepare a one-page essay of about 300-400 words that describes how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life, how it plays a role in your interest in joining Belmont University, and how it will help you contribute to Belmont University given our mission, vision, and values statements. An electronic version of CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy, response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision and Values statements, and a list of three professional references with contact information including phone and email must also be attached in order to complete the online application process. In addition, applicants must upload the following supporting materials:

  • Designer’s Statement;

  • Portfolio of personal design work (10 selections). 

All requested documents must be attached in order to complete the online application process. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Preferences will be given to applications received by November 30, 2018.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Complete 24 workload hours, or equivalent, per academic year. 

  • Advise and mentor students in research and other class-related projects. 

  • Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the college in which you teach. 

  • Participate in departmental and university committee work.

  • Engage in scholarly activity and professional development. 

  • Advise students in course selection and degree completion. 

  • Participate in a local church and the community.

  • Abide by all relevant university and/or department procedures and policies. 

  • Manage online grading system.

  • Timely submission of book orders, if textbooks required. 

  • Maintain regular office hours.

  • The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.

  

Required Qualifications:Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the           University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. 

     

  1. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate instruction. 

  2. Demonstrated commitment to student recruitment and retention. 

  3. Ability to work collaboratively with state/national design organizations and build community relationships. 

  4. Currently engaged in professional practice in the fashion industry. 

  5. Participant in relevant academic or professional organizations.  

  6. Noteworthy experience with a broad range of Fashion industry methods and concepts.  

  7. Demonstrated experience teaching in an academic setting and implementing knowledge of current national and international developments in the field of contemporary fashion practices. 

  8. Ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students in all areas of fashion, including theory, design and basic practices of materials preparation and application, and the ability to foster the use of sophisticated content by students. 

  9. Skilled in the use of the latest design-based technologies,computers, internet resources, and software, including Adobe Creative Suite, Computerized pattern drafting systems, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 

  10. Skilled with industrial equipment used in the fashion industry. 

  11. Ability to learn relevant sections of Belmont University’s online integrated database systems as the basis for effective advising and student records management. 

  12. Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning processes. Ability to use creative instructional strategies and techniques for majors, minors and non-majors alike. 

  13. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to engage in college assessment activities and produce meaningful data for assessment reports. 

  14. Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.

  15. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and peers in course or curriculum design and willingness to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses as needed.

    Required Education     Minimum of a Master’s degree in fashion design or closely related field. MFA preferred.
    Required Experience     A minimum of 2-3 years of teaching experience beyond a graduate school Teaching Assistantship.

Apply Here.

ABLE | Leather Product Developer

The Product Developer is responsible for delivering a collection consistent with Design's intent, while meeting the business requirements for margins, quality and timeliness.

Essential Functions:

DEVELOPMENT

  • Collaborates cross functionally with Design, Marketing, Merchants and Production

  • Drives the sampling and production process to ensure on time

  • Owns factory allocation for sampling and production

  • Manages creation of sample specs, tech packs and corrections

  • Partners with Technical Designer to communicate prototype corrections and approvals.

  • Works with Merchant on costing and price negotiation to drive margin targets

  • Communicates daily with overseas offices, factories and suppliers

  • Attends and organizes sample reviews

  • Manages overlapping seasonal deliverables

CALENDAR

  • Manages seasonal preproduction calendar and schedules milestone meetings

  • Coordinates with Factories to manage spec and correction turnover within calendar to ensure timeliness in prototypes, SMS, and confirmation samples

  • Monitors calendar daily and involves management when delays jeopardize milestones.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Tracks approvals and procurement for raw materials and hardware

  • Monitors, tracks and reports on all requested prototypes and SMS

  • Maintains line tracking documents

  • Organizes and maintains material standards and component archive

  • Ensures PDM is up to date at all times, according to development calendar.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Strong understanding of costing and production lead times

  • Ability to evaluate and change priorities on an as needed basis

  • Excellent communication and project management skills

  • High level of organizational skills, including detail orientation and followup

  • Proven ability to bring product to market in a timely cost effective manner

  • Capacity to analyze, compile and manage highly detailed data

  • Creative, innovative problem solver with the ability to anticipate potential issues

  • PDM/PLM software knowledge is a huge plus

Email jobs@livefashionable.com with your résumé in order to begin your application.