TEMPORARY ASSOCIATE INVENTORY PLANNER

The Associate Inventory Planner is the front line of the Planning Department, tasked with ensuring the accurate execution of allocation and planning strategies. Responsible for maintaining proper inventory levels in the retail stores in order to maximize sales productivity and increase store sell thru. This will be done thru analysis and creating store contribution tables to ensure the right amount of merchandise is received in each store based upon sales and merchandising trends of each store. Inventory Planners will report to the Director of Planning and Allocation.

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for allocation roll ups by store to view overall individual store assortments.
  • Responsible for all distributions of new, re-allocated and poolstock merchandise. This role is to ensure that stock is directed to stores in the right volumes at the right time to optimize profitability
  • Determine stock levels and open to ship by class for each store.
  • Meeting with Planning and Merchandising team to discuss allocation strategy (what to bring in, min/max per store and % in poolstock)
  • Utilize standardized guidelines, tools and direction provided by Merchandising team and Director of Planning and Allocation to optimize the store level assortments and the achievement of store inventory plans
  • Develop and utilize size selling plans by region and store and class. Partner with Planning and Merchandising team to present findings.
  • Recommend changes and/or enhancements to current procedures and systems for allocation and replenishment functions.
  • Manage replenishment (poolstock fill ins) to stores to maintain an appropriate stock to sales ratio.
  • Responsible for creating calc tables for distribution by month/season/class/store
  • Communicate with stores to resolve issues

Qualifications:
  • Retail planning or allocation experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in merchandising, business, finance, operations, or other related field.
  • Ability to make decisions, work with numbers, and detect errors
  • Ability to express and comprehend verbal and written information
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively with flexibility to shift focus/priorities at a moment’s notice
  • Team oriented; proactive and action-oriented worker
  • Analytical, able to transform qualitative and quantitative data into executable strategies
  • PC proficiency with a strong emphasis in Excel

Please e-mail resumes with a short cover letter to: iveras@jmclaughlin.com

FABRIC PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Responsible for coordinating all aspects of fabric production, and act as a liaison between all fabric mill and internal divisions.

Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the fabric developer in order to be knowledgeable about technical and design part of woven and knit fabrics
  • Be aware of seasonal calendar and place fabric purchase orders to domestic and overseas vendors in a timely manner
  • Ensure all fabric orders meet our requirement for quality and color. Work with the mills to resolve any discrepancies or fabric claims.
  • Scheduling, coordinating, work on T&A calendar, work with mills domestically and offshore to ensure delivery; Make sure to get lab dips and bulk shipping samples on time
  • Monitor testing and inspection of bulk fabric
  • Manage fabric library and bulk shipping samples
  • Work closely with logistics coordinator to make sure bulk fabrics get to garment vendors on time
  • Filing and submitting invoices to accounting department to ensure timely payment
  • Manage fabric inventory in multiple locations, domestic and oversea – Keep up with weekly inventory report from all vendors.
  • Conduct quarterly and yearly fabric inventory survey and submit a report to the supervisor

Qualifications:
  • Detail oriented with strong follow-up skills; organize and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously – fast paced environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • 2+ years related experience required.
  • Strong computer skill, especially Excel, is a plus.
  • Knowledge of fabric construction is a plus.
  • Experience of Import / Export is a plus.

Please e-mail resumes with a short cover letter to: byang@jmclaughlin.com

MARKETING COORDINATOR

This position will support the Sr. Brand Marketing Manager and Sr. Digital Marketing Manager in brand marketing activities, building awareness for the J.McLaughlin brand. The role will coordinate marketing projects across creative, ecommerce, product, planning, store, merchant and PR teams to insure seamless execution of events, promotions and campaigns.

Responsibilities:
    • Maintain seasonal marketing calendar and manage weekly activity reports to circulate to internal teams
    • Assist VP & Marketing leads in creating timely recaps of all marketing initiatives
    • Coordinate advertising: work with creative to execute brand marketing campaigns (circulating creative for approvals, verifying placement)
    • Track and manage mailing lists /customer database
    • Manage store marketing needs: facilitate openings (signage, offers, events) in partnership with visual & creative
    • Assist in preparation for key meetings, including editing presentation decks, pulling data from various sources, and adding visuals
Project Management:
    • Will oversee project management, ensuring projects are executed on time and on budget.
    • Manage approval process for creative, ensuring all marketing leads and executives have reviewed before release
Photo Shoots/Creative:
    • Assist in the creative development of seasonal marketing campaigns
    • Prep, manage and track clothing and accessory samples
    • Manage models, stylists, and talent booking
    • Oversee messengering and shipping
Budget Maintenance:
    • Maintain overall marketing budget tracking & creation of expense reports
    • Coordinate budget updates, invoice payment and monthly recapping

Qualifications:
  • Effective time-management and project management skills
  • Ability to create and maintain timelines; work and execute within deadlines
  • Ability to understand marketing data, build reports, and summarize in meaningful way for the goals of the business
  • Experience working in analytics focused roles, utilizing CRM databases and tracking ROI and budgets
  • Excellent attention to detail and organization skills
  • Strong knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint a must
Integrity:

Takes responsibility for own actions; maintains objective view in negative situations; maintains a mature problem solving attitude while dealing with pressure or conflict; is optimistic; effectively copes with and manages stress; uses reason when discussing emotional topics.

Assertiveness:

Exercises independent judgment within appropriate limits; consistently confront problems in an effective way; defends ideas/opinions within reason and effectively.

Initiative:

Does more than is minimally required; makes productive use of time in the absence of supervision; sets and maintains timeframes; willing to commit to working until objectives is accomplished.

Time Management, Organization:

Uses time effectively; is productive; is able to efficiently complete a large volume of quality work; is detailed oriented.

Communication:

Knows when and how to communicate; listens effectively; is able to clearly present information in a clear and concise manner.

Relationship, Teambuilding:

Is able to communicate with others in an amicable manner while building rapport; is able to establish good relationships with associates outside the department; collaborate well with others; exhibits enthusiasm and commitment to the team.

Please e-mail resumes with a short cover letter to: arandell@jmclaughlin.com

RETAIL CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

The Retail Construction Manager will manage construction projects from commitment to completion, general contractors, sub-contractors, associated trades and vendors. The Retail Construction Manager will create and manage budgets, schedules, solicit and evaluate level multiple bids, order owner supplied materials (cabinets, carpet, lighting) as well as negotiate with vendors. The Retail Construction Manager will create and update the construction budgets and schedules on a weekly basis, and communicate status to The Director of Construction and Maintenance. They are the responsible leader of assigned projects.

Responsibilities:
  • Establish construction budgets for the projects.
  • Establish construction schedules for the projects.
  • Update Director of Store Construction and Maintenance on current and upcoming construction projects.
  • Manage multiple projects in a fast paced environment.
  • Request and evaluate site surveys.
  • Review and coordinate Construction Documents.
  • Contract and coordinate with Architects, Engineers and General Contractors.
  • Oversee the construction project with input on lease negotiation through Certificate of Occupancy and punch list completion.
  • Retrieve and manage required documents for the projects.
  • Monitor construction to insure completion on time.
  • Review and qualify bids and pricing.
  • Review invoices associated with the project.
  • Order construction materials for the projects.
  • Other responsibilities as required.

Qualifications:
  • Expertise to estimate construction.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks.
  • Thorough knowledge of construction process.
  • Ability to read and process construction documents.
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and manage fast-track projects.
  • Effective in communicating with landlords/developers, architects, contractors, equipment and material vendors, inspection officials, etc.
  • Ability to travel to project sites throughout a large geographic region of the U.S.
  • Computer proficiency with AutoCAD, Microsoft Office applications and construction related project management and scheduling software.
  • Capable of functioning remotely at project site locations.
  • Ideal candidate possesses hands on knowledge and experience in construction and can do light carpentry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • 5-7 years experience in related field.
  • This position will require national travel for approximately 20% of the Construction Manager’s time.
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds

Please e-mail resumes with a short cover letter to: tkallay@jmclaughlin.com

FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE MANAGER

The role will be the point person for ensuring a consistent brand image with regards to our in store furniture, fixtures and general aesthetic as well as facilities manager for our corporate offices. They will partner with cross-divisional teams to ensure a consistent approach towards customer experiences. They will play a key role in building and maintaining company standards for our stores and offices, both internally and with partnerships. Additionally, this role is first responder for facilities and will drive the execution of special projects and in store process changes. Essential Job Functions.

Build Brand Standard:
  • Create a plan for the easy maintenance of standards and take action to support in-region needs.
  • Create a guide on brand standards related to store care, item replacement and acceptable levels of maintenance for internal partners.
  • Understand in market needs and customize a flow by region.
  • Partner with Store Design on aesthetic challenges and sit in on construction meetings, as needed.
  • Partner with Purchasing to establish a qualified mix of vendors to maintain standards externally.
  • Coordinate dialogue across channels to communicate local themes and needs by region.

Facilities Management of Corporate Offices:
  • Create a plan for the maintenance of standards and take action to support facilities needs.
  • First responder for emergencies and urgent matters.
  • Manage facilities and maintenance team and prioritize projects.

Financial Impact:
  • Creation of a global approach towards maintenance using historical data and knowledge of current needs.
  • Ensure there is an on hand stock of items for quick change as needed.
  • Provide recommendations regarding projects based on budgets.
  • Partner with Store Construction and Visual Design regarding directives for the coming year.
  • Work within maintenance budget and communicate needs. Update project costs and complete project reports for the final costs in budget program.

Special Projects and Post Store Openings:
  • Partner with Store Construction on the execution of retro-fits and new construction projects.
  • Organize the effort of pulling together all up to date store photos for the executive team annually.
  • Partner with retail operations lead on post opening needs not included in warranty and execute as needed.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field of study.
  • 5+ years of maintenance management experience
  • Management and supervisory experience a plus.
  • Experience with the retail industry preferred.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • DStrong communication skills
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds.

PLEASE SEND SALARY REQUIREMENT WITH YOUR RESUME

Please e-mail resumes with a short cover letter to: tkallay@jmclaughlin.com

LOGISTICS COORDINATOR

Import/ Logistics Coordinator role is to monitor all domestic and international transportation to ensure that the company receives fashion products into NY warehouse safely and cost-effectively. Satisfying both Production and Warehouse teams’ requirements, this position has responsibility in traffic-controlling import inbounds after production and for developing the best methods for transportation that is both customs compliant and cost-effective.

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for assisting in the oversight of the daily Logistical operations involving freight and duty costing, importing, customs clearing, inbound planning & forecasting
  • Responsible for the negotiation of terms for all freight forwarding companies to ensure proper service is rendered
  • Responsible for assisting in and overseeing all activities related to importation of fashion products, from factory through final delivery to the warehouse
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of strong cross-functional relationships with the Wholesale, Retail, Finance, & Warehouse teams
  • Works closely with factories, Production and Warehouse team for shipment bookings and updates, and all transportation matters
  • Executes international courier, duty drawback, customs clearance, freight forwarding
  • Verifies US tariff HTS classifications
  • Understands duty drawback programs, import/export regulations, international customs regulations and compliance
  • Maintains documentation of all import/export and domestic shipments
  • Ensures vendor/ shipping / customs compliance with all factories
  • Reports daily inbound forecasting schedules
  • Audits HTS codes classifications on commercial invoices
  • Negotiates AIR and OCEAN freight forwarding rates
  • Inputs all data regarding shipments into the internal ERP system and update ASN accordingly
  • Reviews freight invoices for approval and maintain shipping log
  • Assist Warehouse Manager to maintain a highly accurate inventory.
  • Manage the fabric inventory in domestic and overseas’ locations coordinated with production.
  • Report to management about trends and costs, manage the logistics budget.

Qualifications:
  • 4-year college degree or equivalent experience
  • 2 - 3 Years of import/ international logistics and supply chain experiences
  • Thorough knowledge of US Import regulations and HTS codes
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Work well under pressure and daily deadlines, fast paced environment
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Outlook, and Word)

Please e-mail resumes with a short cover letter to: byang@jmclaughlin.com

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

J. McLaughlin is looking for a hands-on individual to take over several aspects of the financial/accounting process. Only motivated self-starters need apply. Essential requirements include strong math and logic skills, a strong computer aptitude, dependability, flexibility, outgoing and friendly attitude, and the ability to communicate well. This is a dynamic and changeable environment. The ability to understand processes quickly and recognize opportunities to increase efficiencies is essential as the organization continues to grow. Prioritizing, multi-tasking and the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team are imperative.

Responsibilities:

This position reports to the Director of Accounting & Finance and will encompass all aspects of General Accounting in a retail/wholesale environment with a strong focus on inventory control, cost accounting analysis and business processes. In addition, this position will be involved in management reporting and analysis, cash flow and analysis, bank reconciliations, journal entries, account reconciliation and analysis, fixed asset management, debt management, system upgrades/implementations, and external audits.

Qualifications:
  • Accounting degree.
  • 10 years accounting experience with heavy inventory/cost accounting.
  • Management and supervisory experience a plus.
  • Consumer goods experience required.
  • Experience with the retail and/or wholesale apparel and accessories industry preferred.
  • Proficiency with Great Plains or related accounting software preferred, however, must be able to quickly learn and master any software in order to determine and develop policies and procedures for any and all departments.
  • Strong Excel skills required.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor in order to facilitate cross-departmental communication and cooperation.

ONLY RESUMES SUBMITTED WITH A SALARY REQUIREMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Please e-mail resumes with a short cover letter to: mdigiaimo@jmclaughlin.com

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR- ACCESSORY

Purpose and Scope: Help facilitate production and manage the flow of communication and changes to all factories/merchandiser/staff with a sense of urgency to eliminate roadblocks in production and deliver quality products on time.

Responsibilities:
  • Analyze and respond to all overseas emails pertaining to production and development for production
  • Work closely with product development coordinator for approval and comments of samples.
  • Order processing, make sure MU% and Deliveries are met
  • Track material and trims delivery.
  • Help maintain material inventory report.
  • Assist with price negotiation, and update PO, and pricing report.
  • Assist with tracking all samples necessary.
  • Maintain data in Jesta and Celerant
  • Update Production Report Weekly.
  • Keep samples organized.
  • Assist with accessories product development; Support in PLM system data entry, Create and update bill of materials for all styles, Manage color component chart, Assist in sending out techpacks to vendors.

Qualifications:
  • Must be organized and efficient.
  • Must have a great sense of urgency
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Strong follow up capability
  • Proficient in computer system including MS office.
  • Ability to multi-task and communicate with many teams and departments.
  • Positive attitude
  • Associate degree and above
  • 1-3 years’ experience in Accessories preferred
  • Reading and writing in Chinese a plus but not a must

Please e-mail resumes with a short cover letter to: byang@jmclaughlin.com

FABRIC PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Responsible for coordinating all aspects of fabric production, and act as a liaison between all fabric mill and internal divisions.

Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with fabric R & D in order to be knowledgeable about technical and design part of woven and knit fabrics
  • Be aware of seasonal calendar and place fabric purchase orders to domestic and overseas vendors in a timely manner
  • Ensure all fabric orders meet our requirement for quality and color. Work with the mills to resolve any discrepancies or fabric claims.
  • Scheduling, coordinating, work on T&A calendar, work with mills domestically and offshore to ensure delivery; Make sure to get lab dips and bulk shipping samples on time
  • Monitor testing and inspection of bulk fabric
  • Manage fabric library and bulk shipping samples
  • Work closely with logistics coordinator to make sure bulk fabrics get to garment vendors on time
  • Filing and submitting invoices to accounting department to ensure timely payment
  • Manage fabric inventory in multiple locations, domestic and oversea – Keep up with weekly inventory report from all vendors.
  • Conduct quarterly and yearly fabric inventory survey and submit a report to the supervisor

Qualifications:
  • Detail oriented with strong follow-up skills; organize and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously – fast paced environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • 2+ years related experience required.
  • Strong computer skill, especially Excel, is a plus.
  • Knowledge of fabric construction is a plus.
  • Experience of Import / Export is a plus.

Please e-mail resumes with a short cover letter to: producthr@jmclaughlin.com

VISUAL MERCHANDISING COORDINATOR

The Visual Merchandising Coordinator supports stores and the Visual Merchandising and Display team. This position assists in developing and maintaining merchandising standards and the in-store brand experience.

Responsibilities:
  • Partner with the Allocation and Merchandising Department to obtain information about new product and delivery dates for use in creating timelines and visual merchandising directives for all stores.
  • Workshop floor sets in NYC flagship in order to analyze product placement and flow.
  • Create visual merchandising directives for all stores based on in store set-up.
  • Receive monthly pictures from retail stores, analyze and provide feedback and suggestions for change, if necessary.
  • Partner with Store Manages, Training Managers and Area and District Managers to ensure that company standards are consistently being upheld.
  • Partner with Business Development, PR and Marketing to assist in special event set-ups.
  • Travel for training opportunities in key markets throughout the company.
  • Touch base with the Building Department to facilitate store maintenance concerns.
  • Create merchandising plans for new stores and participate in opening to lead the team in an efficient and successful store opening.
  • Collaborate as a team to concept stories and ideas for windows and merchandising strategies.

Qualifications:
  • Visual merchandising experience
  • Understanding of Adobe Suites
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to Travel

Please e-mail resumes with a short cover letter to: sfazzini@jmclaughlin.com

BUSINESS APPLICATION ANALYST

The Application Systems Analyst will focus on Business Process improvement by applying technology and software solutions. This role will coordinate the delivery of Business Requirements by working with IT Software Vendors and internal Operations teams. This role will be required to understand both Retail and Wholesale/Manufacturing related operations.

Responsibilities:
  • Gather and document requirements from business users.
  • Communicate business requirements to vendors.
  • Oversee business application implementations.
  • Develop training material and conduct training sessions to assure system adaptability.• Develop training material and conduct training sessions to assure system adaptability.
  • Create ad-hoc reports from SQL databases per user requirements.
  • Design and develop integrations between existing systems.
  • Data Analysis

Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years of information technology experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science or related degrees.
  • Retail/Wholesale knowledge is a plus.
Desiredskills/Knowledge:
    One or more of the following database platform(s):
  • SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • MySQL
    One or more of the following programing language(s):
  • PHP
  • Ruby
  • VB
  • C#
    One or more of the following business application(s):
  • Order Management System
  • Sourcing and Demand
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Merchandise Planning and Allocation
  • Point of Sale
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Warehouse Management System
  • Customer Relationship Management System

Please e-mail resumes with a short cover letter to: gyu@jmclaughlin.com

PRODUCT DEVELOPER, WOMEN’S WEAR

This position will support the design and merchandising teams by maintaining the product development process to final production as it relates to process, system and sample, quality execution.

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for product creation and communication from design hand-off to production. This includes of tech pack creation and revision throughout the product development process, meeting calendar dates and communicating with manufacturers
  • Coordinates construction details
  • Provides technical solution support relevant to design
  • Ensures products are engineered to cost standards and negotiates cost through order placement in line with margin expectations
  • Confirms the final garment cost
  • Coordinates and monitors proto samples for fit, quality, execution & construction; coordinates the proto review
  • Communicates changes to achieve final fit and construction through attending fitting
  • Responsible for executing consistent quality, testing and the care/content label
  • Work with patternmaker and sample sewers for fast track mock ups and prototypes
  • Establish strong collaborative relationships with cross-function divisional teams to insure product success
  • Manages the time line for development calendar

Qualifications:
  • 2-3 years experience in product development, design or production in garment manufacturing
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Exceptionally strong problem solving and negotiating skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including meeting facilitation and process implementation
  • Chinese Bilingual is a MUST
  • Demonstration of a high level of organization in the product development process
  • Demonstrated experience in managing product gross margin and operating expense
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Working knowledge of personal computers with experience in use of programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook and Adobe Illustrator a plus

Please e-mail resumes with a short cover letter to: printhr@jmclaughlin.com