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Bare Necessities
90 Northfield Avenue
Edison, N.J. 08837-3807

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About Us



Bare Necessities is experiencing explosive growth, it is the #2 online specialty retailer of branded bras and intimates for women and men, and will only consider extremely highly-qualified candidates for a position.

Bare Necessities is the largest online specialty retailer of women’s and men’s branded and designer intimate apparel and lingerie. Since 1998, Bare Necessities has featured bras ranging from band size 28 to 56 and cup sizes AA to N, as well as a variety of other products up to a size 6X and 24W, including one of the best selections of shapewear, hosiery, swimwear, and shaping clothing for average, full-busted, and plus-size women. In April 2014, we launched women’s footwear, providing a vast selection of sandals, boots, heels, and more for the fashion savvy woman. Bare Necessities features over 180 national and international brands such as Wolford, La Perla, Bali, Calvin Klein, DKNY, HUE, Under Armour, SPANX, Hanro, Polo Ralph Lauren, Chantelle, Wacoal, Hanky Panky, and many more!

Positions are based in Edison, NJ.



ASSISTANT BUYER



Position Overview

We are looking for an Assistant Buyer to join our merchandising team in Edison, NJ. The position reports to a Buyer within the Merchant organization. The Assistant Buyer will team with and support the buyer in driving profitable sales growth and running all operational functions for the buying area.

Essential Job Functions

• Assist buyer in the development and execution of sales and assortment plans for categories and vendors
• Perform on-going analysis and interpretation of key business issues as directed by buyer
• Responsible for top notch presentation of product/ categories on our website to maximize conversion and sales
• Independently mange operational functions for a designated buying office. Responsibilities include purchase order management, processing markdowns, performing necessary follow-up
• Proficiently manage all internal retail management systems critical to the operation of the business.
• Establish and develop strong partnerships with the vendors

Requirements

• 4-year bachelor’s degree required
• Successful track record as an Assistant Buyer with 1-2 years of experience in a department store environment
• E-commerce experience is an advantage
• Strong retail math, problem solving, written and verbal communication skills
• Proficiency in Excel, Word, and data entry into business management systems
• Strong analytical and quantitative skills
• Proven ability to multi task and adjust priorities as the business requires
• Ability to consistently meet deadlines, both independently and as part of a team
• Ability to travel to New York City frequently for market appointments

Other Skills/Abilities

• Our offices are located in Edison, NJ.
• A car is required to reach our offices.

To apply for the Assistant Buyer position, please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs18@barenecessities.com



BUYER



Position Overview

We are looking for highly organized, sales driven, creative Buyer with strong financial and analytic skills who can achieve aggressive sales and margin goals. We expect this position to have significant impact on our business and be an integral part of our strategic growth. This position reports to the Merchandise Manager.

Essential Job Functions

• Deliver sales, margin, and inventory turn goals.
• Manage OTB and all of its components.
• Establish and develop strong partnerships with vendors.
• Negotiate with vendors.
• Partner with planner on developing and executing sales plans for categories and vendors.
• Develop and execute assortment plans.
• Perform analysis of business and react accordingly.
• Develop and execute marketing initiatives.
• Monitor competition and industry trends.

Expertise in the following

• Experience in high volume, multiple category and large SKU count environment
• Managing large scale replenishment business
• Product assortment planning and analysis, across multiple categories with multiple vendors
• Leading and managing vendor meetings with the focus on sales and margin growth, assortment and inventory investment decisions

Requirements

• Successful track record as a Buyer or Associate Buyer with 1-3 years’ experience in a department or specialty store environment.
• 4-year bachelor’s degree required.
• Outstanding retail math, negotiation, written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong organizational and analytical skills.
• Proficiency in Excel and familiarity with retail management systems.
• Must have experience or knowledge of intimate apparel, women’s swimwear, women’s shoes, or men’s furnishings and ability to relate to better and bridge level consumer.
• Fashion savvy. Well versed in what are key ready to wear market trends and be able to translate them to intimate apparel.

Other Skills/Abilities

• Our offices are located in Edison, NJ. A car is required to reach our offices.
• Ability to travel to New York City frequently.

To apply for the Buyer position, please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs18@barenecessities.com




CREATIVE DIRECTOR



Position Overview

The Creative Director is responsible for setting the creative visual direction for Bare Necessities based upon the overall brand strategy and for developing creative campaigns that are fashion forward, market appropriate, innovative, and commercial. This position will lead and direct a creative team in the development of visually compelling and effective experiences for web, email, social media, and special projects across all digital platforms, including tablet and mobile.



Specific Responsibilities

• Establish and maintain the visual identity and brand standards for Bare Necessities.
• Provides creative leadership, coaching and professional development to the creative team; mentors, trains, and conducts performance reviews.
• Conceive and design creative solutions that are customer-friendly, deliver upon campaign objectives, and maintain integrity of the Bare Necessities brand.
• Collaborate with the photo studio team to plan and art direct photography to support marketing campaigns as needed.
• Partner with Merchandising and Marketing departments to deliver the most effective creative assets to support marketing efforts.
• Work with the E-Commerce team to optimize the user experience.
• Maintain accuracy and attention to detail throughout the creative and production process.
• Ensure project deadlines are met throughout the creative team.
• Stay current on emerging trends for interactive, mobile, advertising, design, and visual communications, online consumer behavior, and technological advances. Introduce these to future projects where appropriate.


Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree (Design / Interactive) or equivalent experience.
• Minimum of 10 years’ experience in art direction, design, and brand management, preferably in the retail, fashion or cosmetics industry, with majority of experience in ecommerce and digital.
• Conceptually strong with a sophisticated sense of visual design.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience directing and motivating a creative team.
• Expert level skills in Adobe Creative Suite 5+ (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign at minimum).
• Strong understanding of HTML, HTML5, CSS, and Flash.
• Extensive experience in design for ecommerce, digital and mobile.
• Photo art direction experience ideally producing top-quality fashion photography for women's apparel.
• Excellent knowledge of ecommerce, e-mail, and mobile best practices.
• Strong multi-tasker. Must possess ability to think and respond quickly while maintaining attention to detail across multiple projects.
• Demonstrated ability to develop campaign concepts and strategies in support of merchandising initiatives and business goals.


Other Skills/Abilities

• Our offices are located in Edison, NJ.
• A car is required to reach our offices.

To apply for the Creative Director position, please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs2@barenecessities.com



CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE



Customer Service Team Mission Statement:

We strive to create repeat customers by exceeding the customer expectation with each shopping experience. As intimate apparel consultants, we will share our knowledge of our products and match your need with the best possible solution. Our highest quality of customer service will help make Bare Necessities a household name.


Position Summary:
As a customer service representative you will be responsible for placing phone orders and responding to customer inquiries via phone and email. You will be expected to provide outstanding customer service measured by team goals, industry service level standards and most importantly customer satisfaction. The job will be located in our Edison, New Jersey office.


Candidate Requirements:
Service, sales, fashion interest and friendly personality! We are looking for candidates with strong communication, organization and follow up skills. At least three years’ experience as a Customer Service Representative or previous exposure to a Call Center environment is preferred. Associate’s Degree or higher preferred.


Start date: 5/15/2015


Specific Responsibilities


Hours:TBD during the week, and every Saturday.

To apply for the Customer Service Representative position, please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs13@barenecessities.com



DIRECTOR OF MERCHANDISING PLANNING



Position Overview

We are looking for highly organized, sales driven, creative Director of Merchandise Planning with strong retail financial knowledge and keen analytic skills who will help us achieve aggressive sales and margin goals. We expect this position to have significant impact on our business and be an integral part of our strategic growth. This position reports to the SVP Merchandising.



Essential Job Functions

• Establish strong partnerships with merchandising, marketing and finance teams
• Lead the development and execution of seasonal sales, margin, inventory, and turn plans by category and by vendor
• Team with SVPs of finance and merchandising to drill these goals down to monthly, weekly, and daily plans
• Create seasonal OTB based on total company and vendor/department financial plans
• Team with merchants on recommendations for OTB adjustments based upon sales trend and overall business trend
• Collaborate with merchant team on analysis and actions that result in profitable sales and margin growth
• Perform analysis of business by category, department, vendor, style, and sku. Make meaningful recommendations based upon analysis
• Become the expert of our forecasting and replenishment systems. Drive refinements as well as specific enhancements needed for growth. Conduct meaningful analysis, develop and create business management reports
• Lead merchandise reports development efforts with the IT team


Expertise in the following

• Experience in high volume, multiple category and large SKU count environment
• Managing large scale replenishment business
• Expert proficiency in Excel (including Pivot tables)
• Retail ERP, demand planning and forecasting systems
• Product assortment analysis, across multiple categories with multiple vendors
• Leading and participating in vendor meetings with the focus on sales growth, assortment and inventory investment decisions
• Building and developing a strong planning team


Requirements

• 4-year bachelors degree required
• Successful track record as Director or Senior Planner/ Allocator with 3-5 years experience in a department store, direct mail, or e-commerce environment
• Buying experience is a plus
• Experience in intimate apparel, swimwear, and/or men’s furnishings
• Outstanding retail math, problem solving, written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational and analytical skills
• Strong communication and collaboration skills
• Ability to consistently meet deadlines


Other Skills/Abilities

•Our offices are located in Edison, NJ.
•A car is required to reach our offices.

To apply for the Director of Merchandising Planning position, please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs6@barenecessities.com



HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER - WAREHOUSE



Position Overview

Manage human resources for the Bare Necessities warehouse in the areas of employee relations, compensation, benefits, performance management and staffing.

Essential Job Functions:

• Oversee non-exempt administrative functions of bi-weekly payroll administration, HRIS record keeping, attendance and punctuality, LOA and other audit functions to ensure overall compliance with State, Federal and Company regulations.
• Recommend, administer and implement HR policies and monitor plans.
• Maintain warehouse employee records and reports including OSHA reports.
• Conduct exit interviews and make recommendations to the management team for corrective action and continuous improvement.
• Respond to employee relation issues such as employee complaints.
• Coach warehouse supervisors on employee relations.
• Help supervisors communicate productivity standards and performance evaluations.
• Represent the company for unemployment claims from warehouse employees.
• Prepare job descriptions and job postings.
• Interview, screen and recruit job applicants.
• Conduct new-hire orientation for warehouse employees.
• Perform other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.
• Support and backup Corporate HR manager.


Competencies:

• Ability to manage conflict and strive for a resolution to disputes or other issues.
• Manages HR information with discretion.
• Ensures the highest standard for associate relations.
• Communicates effectively and understands how to tailor the message to certain audiences.
• General working knowledge of employment laws/regulations, training and development, benefits, and health and safety.
• Fluent in Spanish / English.


Education/Experience:

• The minimum educational background of an applicant to this position is a Bachelor’s Degree with 5 + years progressively responsible professional level Human Resources experience in a Distribution Center or Third Party Logistics facility focused on receiving and shipping products.


Other Skills/Abilities

• Our offices are located in Edison, NJ.
• A car is required to reach our offices.

To apply for the HR Manager - Warehouse position, please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs14@barenecessities.com



PHOTOGRAPHER


Date: 6/15/2015


Position Overview:

The photographer executes product and lifestyle photography from conception to completion in our state of the art in house studio: including directing adult talent, advanced lighting techniques and problem solving. Has the ability to balance artistic approach with practical business requirements. Has solid command of lighting concepts using strobe equipment.

Conceives and plans the technical photographic effects desired by the Creative Director and discusses modifications and improvements to their original ideas in light of the potential and limits of the equipment, improvises photographic methods and techniques or selects and alters secondary photographic features (e.g., scenes, backgrounds, colors, lighting).

The photographer sets up precise photographic measurement and control equipment; working knowledge of camera raw, Capture One and Photoshop. Ensures a high level of technical intelligence and aesthetics for all photography created and distributed by the studio.

Reports to: Photo Studio Manager.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Maintain production of a high volume of images under very tight deadlines
• Works directly with Creative Director and Sr. Management to establish desirable lighting and set conditions.
• Art directs, builds, and photographs products in elaborate and complex environments (sets).
• Partner with the shoot production and merchandising teams to ensure quality
• Utilize appropriate digital asset management techniques
• Take creative direction from Creative Director and apply to images in order to achieve the best possible result for final web files
• Communicate with other teams in order to proactively address discrepancies and solve issues
• Collaborate with several departments & also work independently


Qualifications:

• Five plus years work experience as a digital photographer in a studio environment; consumer product/advertising experience preferred
• B.F.A in Photography or equivalent experience in digital studio photography
• Ability to work very quickly without sacrificing overall image quality
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Familiarity with Content Management, Microsoft Excel, and Email
• Proactive problem solving abilities with excellent verbal & written communication skills
• Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects & meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Online shopping & apparel/fashion-related experience a plus
• Expert working knowledge of the Macintosh OSX operating system, Photoshop, Capture One and color correction software
• Expert working knowledge of strobe lighting
•Our offices are located in Edison, NJ.
•A car is required to reach our offices.

To apply for the Photographer position, please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs5@barenecessities.com

Bare Necessities is the largest online specialty retailer of women’s and men’s branded and designer intimate apparel and lingerie. Since 1998, Bare Necessities has featured bras ranging from band size 28 to 56 and cup sizes AA to N, as well as a variety of other products up to a size 6X and 24W, including one of the best selections of shapewear, hosiery, swimwear, and shaping clothing for average, full-busted, and plus-size women. Bare Necessities features over 180 national and international brands such as Wolford, La Perla, Bali, Calvin Klein, DKNY, HUE, Under Armour, SPANX, Chantelle, Wacoal, Hanky Panky, and many more!

Website: www.barenecessities.com





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