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Client: Gift, Jewelry, Stationary, Apparel and Accessories Retailer

Our client is a very successful retailer with over fifty stores in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states. If you are highly motivated, enthusiastic and friendly, have great pride in both your abilities and the excellent merchandise you represent, want a well-balanced life and dynamic work environment and have a customer-comes-first attitude, this is the company for you. We are currently looking to fill nine positions.

  1. Retail Store Managers, Boston area, Southern Connecticut and Northern New Jersey, $50,000+
    Your responsibilities will include overseeing the store and ensuring that its employees communicate the company's heritage and unique value proposition. You will direct store operations, schedule and assign employees, merchandise floor sets and drive the delivery of outstanding customer service. The ideal candidate will have 5 - 7 years of store management experience in a customer-oriented retail environment and a track record of delivering superior financial results.

  2. Director of Allocation and Planning, Western Boston suburb, $100,000 - 120,000+
    The key responsibilities of the Director of Allocation are to develop and lead a team in the execution of allocation and replenishment strategies to maximize return on investment. You will collect, evaluate, and analyze all relevant data for designated categories to ensure accurate quantity and timing for new and existing product flows into the stores. You will also develop merchandise assortment strategies and concepts, maintain proper inventory levels by store location, support new store openings, and recommend actions such as transfers, consolidations and markdowns to management. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years allocation and inventory management experience, with strong analytic and PC skills.

  3. Senior Buyer: Women's Apparel, Gift, Jewelry and Catalog, Western Boston suburb, $80,000 - 100,000+
    The merchandising department is seeking a highly motivated, experienced buyer with a passion for retail and an understanding of the latest trends. The Buyer will develop business strategies and seasonal assortment plans to maximize the development of the brand, as well as the sales and profits for a department or assigned area. You will also ensure timely and accurate ordering and delivery of all purchase orders. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years buying experience, strong analytical, negotiation, problem solving and PC skills and must be able to travel.

  4. Stationery Buyer, Western Boston suburb, $80,000 - 100,000+
    The merchandising department is seeking a highly motivated, experienced buyer to build a stationery and related products business. You must understand the latest trends in stationery, invitations, and paper products. The Buyer will develop business strategies and seasonal plans that enhance the client's brand and introduce well-known product brands into the new department. Your responsibilities will include financial forecasting and results, vendor relationships, and purchasing. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years buying experience, strong analytical, negotiation, problem solving and PC skills and must be able to travel.

  5. Store Design Manager, Western Boston suburb, $80,000 � 100,000+
    This position, which supports the Retail Store Development Team, is critical as our client anticipates rapid growth. You will review and confirm architectural surveys; produce drawings for new stores, expansions, relocations and remodels; maintain store floor plans; manage project documentation; and collaborate external design professionals. You will also be responsible for analyzing and improving all design processes. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Interior Design or Industrial Design; be proficient in AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Adobe Creative Suites; and have 3 - 5 years of relevant retail design experience.

  6. Director of Store Development, Western Boston suburb, $80,000 - 100,000+
    This position works closely with Store Operations, Marketing, E-commerce and members of the merchandising and buying offices to ensure that stores have what they need to be successful in driving profitable sales and creating the ultimate customer experience. The Director of Store Development is responsible for creating brand loyalty by providing store-level training, working with the executive team to determine monthly store sales goals, establishing company contest focus areas, and partnering with buyers to drive sales in key vendor departments. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree and 8+ years of retail experience in store and corporate sales development.

  7. Visual Director of Stores, Western Boston suburb, $80,000 - 100,000+
    This position oversees the Visual Merchandising function. You will develop the overall visual merchandising strategy, manage seasonal and monthly store planograms/displays in close collaboration with the Merchandising, Planning and Store Operations teams, and develop innovative merchandising and visual displays that support key business objectives and resonate with our client's target customers. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree and 8+ years of visual merchandising experience in retail stores.

  8. Merchandise Planner, Western Boston suburb, $50,000 - 70,000
    The merchandise planner is responsible for tracking inventory and bringing in new products based on customer needs. You will be a liaison between the marketplace and the marketing and buying departments, ensuring what the customer wants is available. Responsibilities include research, sales forecasting and tracking, employee training, inventory management, vendor coordination, and maintaining the visual aesthetic of the stores. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and 5-7 years of retail merchandising experience.

  9. IT Project Manager, Western Boston suburb, $50,000 - 65,000
    We are looking for an aggressive IT Project Manager/Operator with retail experience. You will have a wide range of help-desk and troubleshooting responsibilities, for users at both the corporate headquarters and store locations, covering computer hardware, peripheral hardware (printers, copiers, faxes, scanners, etc.), software, Internet and network service, email and Intranet accounts, phones and phone service, network and Internet equipment, and telephone and network wiring. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree or Certification Program, 2+ years retail IT experience and will be proficient in Microsoft applications including Office and Outlook.

  10. Accounts Payable Specialist, Western Boston suburb, $40,000 - 50,000
    We are seeking a motivated and experienced Accounts Payable specialist to complete payments and control expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices. You will code invoices, handle all vendor correspondence, pay vendors and employee expenses, and maintain accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions. The ideal candidate will have experience in accounting, vendor relationships, PC proficiency (Excel, Word, Great Plains), and data entry skills. This position is full time (40-45 hours) and offers career growth and development for the right candidate.

Client: Luxury Jewelry Retailer

Retail Sales Managers and Diamond Experts, Boston MA area, $60,000 - 80,000+
Our client, an upscale jewelry retailer headquartered in New England, is seeking Retail Sales Managers and Diamond Experts for its Boston area locations. They represent the leading jewelry, diamond, watch and gift brands in a high-end, luxury shopping environment. Your responsibilities will include accountability for maximizing sales, assuring the delivery of outstanding customer service, managing the store's visual and operational standards, educating customers on the products and training, developing and retaining high performance sales teams. The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years' experience in selling luxury jewelry, diamonds, accessories or apparel.

Client: Luxury Women's Apparel Retailer

Luxury Sales Manager, Boston MA area, $60,000 - 80,000
Our client is a luxury apparel boutique located in the Boston area, a leader in fashion-forward apparel and accessories for women. They have three stores with commitments to open more. The Sales Manager is accountable for assuring the delivery of outstanding customer service, growing sales and margin, and for developing and retaining high performance sale teams. Four years of luxury apparel retail sales management experience required, along with appreciation of fashion, style, and quality.

Client: Luxury Jewelry Retailer

Business Development Manager, Burlington VT, $100,000 +
Our client is searching for a Business Development Manager to lead the creation and launch of an exciting new business concept. The business will provide artisans an opportunity to design cool, fresh and unique jewelry for sale in our client's brick and mortar and on-line stores. You will be instrumental in seeking out and working with new talent for designs, implementing marketing plans, executing from concept to product development, and working to expand and grow product lines in the U.S. and Canada while building consumer loyalty and demand for more products. The ideal candidate will have a degree in marketing/business administration (MBA Preferred), experience in launching a new business concept and expertise in brand development and new concept marketing.

Client: Big Box Housewares, Domestics, Furniture and Gifts
Store Managers, New England and Mid-Atlantic locations, $55,000 - 70,000

If you're a leader with a commitment to people, a head for business and a genuine love of retail, we invite you to step up to the plate. At our client, you will orchestrate the entire store experience, from mentoring associates to merchandising the sales floor. You'll be in the thick of things every day, at the very heart of helping to create and maintain loyal customers and drive profitable growth. Ideal candidates will have management experience in a �Big Box� retail environment generating minimum sales of $10 million and managing teams of at least 20 or more.

Client: Men's High-end Apparel Retailer

Store Manager, Boston MA area, $70,000+
This is one of the premier men's apparel retailers in New England. It offers a full line of off-the-rack and custom tailored suits, sport coats, and slacks as well as sportswear, shoes, and accessories. Its customers and associates are long-tenured and very loyal. The Manager will create an environment of superior customer service delivered by motivated and engaged associates to achieve store sales and profit goals. Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience, familiarity with men's apparel and solid interpersonal and implementation skills.

Client: Big Box Discount Retailer

Human Resources Director, Providence, RI, $120,000+
Our client, a rapidly growing Big Box retail chain with over 100 stores in the Northeast, is seeking a dynamic leader for its Human Resources function. This person will promote and implement the company's values by planning and managing HR programs and processes, identifying and researching HR issues, contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to senior management, ensuring compliance with all HR regulations and requirements, and establishing HR objectives in line with organizational objectives. The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years retail experience in HR management.