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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.


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.


Please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs18@barenecessities.com


SENIOR E-COMMERCE COORDINATOR



Position Overview

The Senior E-Commerce Coordinator is responsible for creating strategies for site content, functionality, and features that ensure a great customer experience while maximizing conversion rates, revenue and profit on BareNecessities.com. The Senior E-Commerce Coordinator works closely with the E-Commerce Manager to translate marketing and website merchandising goals into actionable tests and tasks.

As business priorities shift, the Senior E-Commerce Coordinator must be able to react quickly to support business needs, determine daily activities and adjust tactics while delivering on merchandising strategies.

This role requires a high-energy individual who is deadline driven with analytical skills.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Manage the setup and execution A/B /multivariate tests and other experiments across our digital marketing activities
• Program promotional site content, leveraging image mapping to achieve the desired experience
• Execute price changes, sales and promotions including site experience and some light copywriting for the desktop and mobile platforms (phone and tablet)
• Participate in brainstorming and idea creation on what to test and how to optimize our digital marketing
• Create standard, recurring reports to communicate the results of tests
• Create reports and recommendations for online campaigns to achieve strategic and operational business goals
• Scrutinize all site enhancements to ensure page speed and site performance are protected
• Revises schedule according to work request specifications and established priorities
• Conduct patterning to document current feature standards, trends and shifts in common user behavior
• Proactively resolves problems and roadblocks in order to keep work flow on schedule and escalate higher level conflicts to manager for resolution
• Partner with Marketing, E-Commerce, Merchandising, Development and IT teams to establish and maintain seamless communication, adhere to approved workflow and procedures, and ensure timely and cost-effective execution of site features and functionality

Qualifications:

• 3-5 years of experience in a directly related position in in digital marketing / web analytics, preferably in the retail or fashion industry.
• Knowledge of and experience with A/B testing, multivariate testing, and related techniques
• Experience with personalization tools such as Maxymizer, Monetate, or similar tools
• Experience with Web Analytics packages; Coremetrics, Google Analytics, or other analytics packages
• Experience in website content management including image mapping and HTML (experience with Endeca and Promotions/Cart management a plus)
• Ability to support the translation of marketing strategies into compelling, easy to use, and engaging promotions and features
• Ability to interface seamlessly with the development and IT teams.
• Bachelor's degree.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs15@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.


Please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs6@barenecessities.com


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.


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.


Please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs2@barenecessities.com


SAMPLE COORDINATOR



Position Overview

The Sample Coordinator reports to the Photo Studio Manager and is responsible for managing sample inventory for daily photo shoots. This role is responsible for sample movement to and from the studio, confirming sample inventory, coordinating model bookings, catering, and assisting the Photo Stylist as necessary.



Specific Responsibilities

• Request samples for photoshoots.
• Monitor receipts of new product that has not been activated on the website.
• Coordinate sample delivery with merchandising team and manage disposition of samples.
• Check in sample inventory.
• Prep product for table top and model shoots.
• Enforce processes and system procedures.
• Assist the Photo Stylist and act as back-up as needed.


Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in fashion or a related field is preferred
• 3-5 years relevant experience
• Previous on-set experience in an e-commerce production environment
• Demonstrated ability to contribute to a successful team environment
• Keen attention to detail and experience in a deadline-driven workplace
• Well-informed of current brands as well as runway trends


Other Skills/Abilities

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


Please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs5@barenecessities.com

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