ALTUZARRA Is Hiring A Collections Coordinator In New York, NY

Altuzarra is a luxury women’s ready-to-wear and accessories brand built upon the guideposts of sensuality, folkloric inspiration and Joseph’s Gallic heritage.Its collections address a global woman who is at once sexy, seductive and confident.
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POSITION/JOB TITLE: Collections Coordinator

DIRECT REPORT: VP of Studio Operations

PRIMARY ROLE

  1. Development Budgeting and Scheduling
  2. Design team communication flow
  3. Collection preparation and tracking

Assist ready-to-wear Studio Director in day-to-day tasks ensuring that the process, from design to production, meets all deadlines and achieves all quality control/commercial and aesthetic objectives, remaining within budgetary constraints.

Day-to-Day Tasks consist of but are not limited to:

Budgeting and Scheduling:

  • Manage and track all spending based on master collection budget
  • Conduct monthly reconciliation analysis and review with Finance team
  • Work with VP of Studio Operations to ensure that the design and production teams adhere to global schedule at all times, updating Global Planning Calendar and communication changes as necessary
  • Liaise will and make bookings for seamstresses and additional production support (e.g. sewing machines) as necessary
  • Make bookings for fittings models as necessary
  • Take minutes and communicate next steps from weekly design team meeting

Collection development and inventory:

  • Assist VP of Studio Operations in development and execution of designs for seasonal collections, special projects and collaborations
  • Continue to manage and update excel files pertaining to collection launches, coding and pricing
  • Liaise with Italian production and manufacturing team to update collection details within internal inventory system
  • Ensure all master launches are checked and verified by design team prior to passing on to production team
  • Assist VP of Merchandising with Fabric report analysis, collection checking and pricing

Collection preparation:

  • Arrange inspiration, research, fabric and materials swatches into seasonal binders and design archives
  • Prepare introductory collection books outlining inspiration, fabric, merchandising plan to other company functions including sales and marketing
  • Check in, inventory and tag each item (ready-to-wear, shoes, leathergoods) as pieces arrive from international production
  • Prepare and arrange collection (ready-to-wear, shoes, leathergoods) for styling, photoshoots and runway shows
  • Prepare showroom for sales, marketing presentations
  • Prepare seasonal boards for internal design and company meetings
  • Ensure cleanliness and tidiness of design area at all times
  • Visit off-site archives for requested pulls and other archiving needs

Shipping:

  • Prepare and track of all domestic and international shipments pertaining to production and development, ensuring all shipments are sent and communicated in a timely manner

Intern Management:

  • Liaise with design intern on ad-hoc tasks required by design team

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

  • College Graduate
  • Internship or entry level experience in fashion or manufacturing business
  • Preferably in Merchandising, Management
  • Keen understanding and knowledge of the fashion and garment business

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Excel skills essential*** (Pivot Table, V-Lookup, Basic accounting formulas)
  • Microsoft office (Word, Powerpoint)
  • Budgetary tracking and reporting
  • InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop preferred, but not required

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Serve as a role model for the internal and external teams by demonstrating respect for every person, leadership skills, by taking initiatives drive for results, working comfortably in a team, and by showing desire to learn continuously
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and organization with continued check-ins and follow-ups regarding prioritization of outstanding projects/shipments/tasks
  • Possess a positive, professional and solution-minded attitude and be willing to step up to bat even for unexpected roles as needed, with a pragmatic and goal-oriented approach
  • Maintain a clear vision, but also be able to enter into minutiae
  • Forster an open environment by sharing ideas, soliciting feedback and ideas and active listening, encouraging the exchange of ideas and helping to reach optimal and effective conclusions
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills: expressing written and verbal clearly and concisely and with active listening

Interested candidates please email careers@altuzarra.com with resume and cover letter title 'Job Application: Collections Coordinator'