The mission of Lafayette 148 is 'A shared vision to always deliver the highest quality - in our people, product and service'.
The Shop Manager is responsible for driving sales revenue and margin goals within a specific territory of responsibility. This position is focused on working intimately with the major department stores to provide product knowledge, oversee shop standards, drive employee engagement, and build loyal clients for the brand.
Achievement of sales and sell thru metrics while ensuring the visual merchandising standards within the Bergdorf Goodman shop reflects the brand standard
Embody the brand by maintaining a standard of appearance and expert knowledge
Strategize with key partners on execution of key initiatives, product knowledge seminars, in-store events and local community out-reach programs including professional and charity groups
Build a network of sellers (OHB) throughout the store to generate sales and new clients for the brand
Responsible for event sample timeline and shipping being executed correctly & according to Company protocol
Schedule pre-season strategy meetings with Regional Manager and Senior Management to review business, identify opportunities for growth, and create initiatives to improve full price sell through
Train and coach assigned employees to build loyal full price clients for the brand and participate in appointments to build the sale
Maintain budgets, clothing allowance orders, and expense reports on a timely basis
Provide insight into growing opportunities as related to the sell through of current and future assortments
Identify and communicate product categories for immediate and future growth
Bachelor’s degree required
Must be available to meet the needs of the business including nights, weekends and holidays
7+ years of retail/wholesale experience, with a minimum of 3+ years in the luxury/design sector